In that year he made his way back, a beggar without means or clothing, to Prussia.
A beggar among the Parsees is unknown, and would be a scandal to the society.
But long before the advent of Buddhism, the hermit, or wandering beggar, was a familiar figure in India.
The society also maintained Beggar Colonies for the compulsory detention of persons committing the offence of begging.
"I too, 0 brahmin," said the beggar, "plough and sow; and having ploughed and sown I eat."
I met a beggar in Italy at the age of twelve.
Leaving his mule to the abbey, and giving away his worldly clothes to a beggar, he kept his watch in the church during the night of the 24th-25th of March, and placed on the Lady altar his sword and dagger.
The social condition of the time recalls that of present-day Morocco, in the high price of necessaries and the extortions of the financial authorities; every man was either soldier, beggar or smuggler.
The fiction of Belisarius wandering as a blind beggar through the streets of Constantinople, which has been adopted by Marmontel in his Belisaire, and by various painters and poets, is first heard of in the 10th century.
While stationed at Amiens he divided his cloak with a beggar, and on the following night had the vision of Christ making known to his angels this act of charity to Himself on the part of "Martinus, still a catechumen."
There is little doubt that the name is introduced simply as part of the parable, and not with any idea of identifying the beggar with Lazarus of Bethany.
Sometimes Athena disguises him as a decrepit beggar, sometimes she bestows on him supernatural beauty and vigour.
A short fragment has been discovered (in the Rainer papyri) from the `OSuvQei s abr6 oXos, which told how Odysseus got inside Troy in the disguise of a beggar and obtained valuable information.
Once ordained bishop of Edessa, with the connivance of Theodora, James, disguised as a ragged beggar (whence his name Baradaeus, Syriac Burdeana, Arabic alBar adia), traversed these regions preaching, teaching and ordaining new clergy to the number, it is said, of 80,000.
Thaddeus of Suessa was hacked to pieces by the mob; the imperial crown was placed in mockery on the head of a hunch-backed beggar, who was carried back in triumph into the city.
He was described to Pepys on his acquiring office as "one of a broken sort of people that have not much to lose and therefore will venture all," and as "a beggar having £1Too or £1200 a year, but owes above £10,000."
The term came in time to mean " a beggar " and with that meaning has passed through Aramaic and Hebrew into many modern languages; but though the Code does not regard him as necessarily poor, he may have been landless.
beggar woman radiant with smiles.
Feeding your dog table food may bring up worries over creating a "beggar".
He tried to crawl upward toward her, but she just smiled down and doffed her beggar's hood so he'd recognize her.
The Badshah of the palace became a beggar of the street; the prince turned a pauper.
tattered cloak of the beggar will bear him up like the rayed plumes of the angels.
20) to the beggar in the parable known as that of "Lazarus and Dives," illustrating the misuse of wealth.
was established, and whose works were popular - such an author as Thomson, whose Seasons was in every library, such an author as Fielding, whose Pasquin had had a greater run than any drama since The Beggar's Opera - was sometimes glad to obtain, by pawning his best coat, the means of dining on tripe at a cookshop underground, where he could wipe his hands, after his greasy meal, on the back of a Newfoundland dog.
The old saw about 'one beggar telling another beggar where to find bread, ' is in the same line.
A crippled beggar, miraculously cured, leaps up to help them.
beggar all description.
" The phrase was seized upon and made a party name, and it became the fashion for patriots to wear beggar's garb and a medal round the neck, bearing Philip's image on one side and a wallet on the other, with two hands crossed, and the legend Fideles au roi jusqu'd la besace.
Then there was the Schism and an era of disaster and grief, where his world collided withâ€”then severed fromâ€”the human one, centuries where he was forced into the underground world as a prostitute, a beggar, a thief.
The best fences have a trellis on top - they're a beggar to climb.
The king's habit of mingling with the peasantry secured for him a large amount of popularity, and probably led many to ascribe to him the authorship of poems describing scenes in peasant life, Christis Kirk on the Grene, The Gaberlunzie Man and The Jolly Beggar.
their living by weaving and the like, and appear to have been in intimate connexion with the craft-gilds; but under the influence of the mendicant movement of the 13th century these tended to break up, and, though certain of the male beguinages survived or were incorporated as tertiaries in the orders of friars, the name of Beghard became associated with groups of wandering mendicants who made religion a cloak for living on charity; beguigner becoming in the French language of the time synonymous with "to beg," and beghard with "beggar," a word which, according to the latest authorities, was probably imported into England in the 13th century from this source (see Beggar).
"For my cultivation," said the beggar, "faith is the seed, self-combat is the fertilizing rain, the weeds I destroy are the cleaving to existence, wisdom is my plough, and its guidingshaft is modesty; perseverance draws my plough, and I guide it with the rein of my mind; the field I work is in the law, and the harvest that I reap is the never-dying nectar of Nirvana.
The best fences have a trellis on top - they 're a beggar to climb.
trellis on top - they're a beggar to climb.
If I were asked what I desire most on earth, it would be to be poorer than the poorest beggar.
Early last century there was a blind beggar who, led by his dog, tried in vain to cross a busy London street.
My magnificent Venetian gondolier & manservant was appalled at the sight of this poor beggar sitting next his padrone.
We are told that she became a common beggar and soon died, very repentant.
"Ah, my dear fellow!" rejoined Karataev, "never decline a prison or a beggar's sack!"
The tattered cloak of the beggar will bear him up like the rayed plumes of the angels.
He is a professional beggar, tho in order to avoid the police regulations he pretends to a small trade in wax vestas.
Pirates can look as fancy as Jack Sparrow and as dirty as a street beggar depending on your taste in costumes and clothing.
Begin your evening with a sampler platter appetizer, which includes "phyllo beggar's purses stuffed with duck confit," trout ravioli, spiced shrimp and garlic crab claws.
An aggressive beggar has been slapped with his second anti-social behavior order.
Bartimaeus son of Timaeus, a blind beggar, was sitting by the roadside a blind beggar, was sitting by the roadside a blind man was sitting by the roadside begging.
disguised as a wretched old beggar.
When they will not give a doit to relieve a lame beggar, they will lay out ten to see a dead Indian.
I'd buy a new head unit for the car if any beggar made a replacement din facia for my car... .
hideous beast by a strange beggar.
He is a professional beggar, tho in order to avoid the police regulations he pretends to a small trade in wax Vestas.
Diogo Lopes escaped through the gratitude of a beggar to whom he had formerly done a kindness; but Coelho and Gonzales were executed, with horrible tortures, in the very presence of the king.
compassionate toward a noisy beggar by the road.
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