twopence-halfpenny love

twopence-halfpenny

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  • He had somehow about him an air of imperious good-humour, and a royal frankness and majesty, although he was only heir-apparent to twopence-halfpenny, and but one in descent from a gallypot.

    The History of Pendennis

  • The Prince of Trente et Quarante has quite overcome the old serene sovereign of Noirbourg, whom one cannot help fancying a prince like a prince in a Christmas pantomime — a burlesque prince with twopence-halfpenny for a revenue, jolly and irascible, a prime-minister-kicking prince, fed upon fabulous plum-puddings and enormous pasteboard joints, by cooks and valets with large heads which never alter their grin.

    The Kickleburys on the Rhine

  • Ah, Master Cockram, those are the things young people find their pleasure in, not in selling a yard of serge, and giving twopence-halfpenny change, and writing “settled” at the bottom, with a pencil that has blacked their teeth.

    Lorna Doone

  • There is something naif and amusing in this exhibition of cheatery — this simple cringing and wheedling, and passion for twopence-halfpenny.

    Notes of a Journey From Cornhill to Grand Cairo

  • So Prince Cogia Hassan went over the side with his chest of sweetmeats, but insisted on leaving the doll, which may be worth twopence-halfpenny; of which, and of the costume of the women of

    Notes of a Journey From Cornhill to Grand Cairo

  • The kwartje is about sixpence, the dubbletje is roughly twopence-halfpenny and the stuiver is equal to a little over a penny.

    Death of a Delft Blue

  • We sent for some unbleached calico the other day, worth twopence-halfpenny; was charged twelve cents or sixpence a yard.

    A Lady's Life on a Farm in Manitoba

  • Thus, Edward Wilberforce, who spent some years there, says that meat was fivepence a pound, beer twopence-halfpenny a quart, and servants 'wages eight shillings a month.

    The Magnificent Montez From Courtesan to Convert

  • Selling for a low price, twopence-halfpenny, the _Daily News_, like the _Westminster_ among the Reviews, appealed to a broader and more popular constituency than the older publications, especially to a constituency not yet vocal, since still unrepresented, in Parliament [113].

    Great Britain and the American Civil War

  • While the boy goes, you pay him about sevenpence an hour; while he waits you pay him rather less than twopence-halfpenny an hour, and you can have his services for a whole day for about half a crown.

    Peeps at Many Lands: Japan

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