Usage examples for purvey

  1. Then the king let purvey for a great feast, and let cry a great jousts. – Le Morte D'Arthur, Volume I (of II) King Arthur and of his Noble Knights of the Round Table by Thomas Malory
  2. We can purvey us at this time none better. – The Nibelungenlied by Unknown
  3. Their rest they had given over for toil, that they might purvey the guests good cheer. – The Nibelungenlied by Unknown
  4. " Nay," replied the King, smiling, " I may not return to my court thus weaponless; first will I find means to purvey me of a sword." – Stories from Le Morte D'Arthur and the Mabinogion by Beatrice Clay
  5. When I wished to purvey strong meat for men, I was condemned to provide milk for babes. – The British Barbarians by Grant Allen
  6. Thus did Siegelind, the noble queen, purvey them well. – The Nibelungenlied by Unknown
  7. The reading public has been gorged and surfeited with war literature, a fact which has been only too painfully realized by publishers and editors, who purvey for its appetite and have overstocked the larder. – Lessons of the war with Spain and other articles by Alfred T. Mahan
  8. Clearly the buyer in this branch must possess real taste and discrimination in addition to commercial ability, in order to be able to purvey these properly to the public. – The Romance of a Great Store by Edward Hungerford
  9. He will purvey me to a page's place in some noble household, and get thee a clerk's or scholar's place in my Lord of York's house. – The Armourer's Prentices by Charlotte Mary Yonge
  10. Thereto, said La Beale Isoud, do your best, and as I can, said La Beale Isoud, I shall purvey horse and armour for you at my device. – Le Morte D'Arthur, Volume I (of II) King Arthur and of his Noble Knights of the Round Table by Thomas Malory
  11. Of his treatment of the original Purvey writes: " But in translating of words equivocal, that is, that hath many significations under one letter, may lightly be peril, for Austin saith in the 2nd. – Early Theories of Translation by Flora Ross Amos
  12. You'll purvey my compliments to his Highness, Mr. Lee, requested the cook, an' 'spress to him de mortification we 'speriences at being necessitated to tender him his tea outen de elegantest ob best Japan. – Janice Meredith by Paul Leicester Ford
  13. But Lupin was sitting up for her ladyship, with Miss Lutwyche, and would purvey hot water then, in place of this, which would be cold. – When Ghost Meets Ghost by William Frend De Morgan
  14. " And you are my young master his nephew, who knew where to purvey me of good steel," added Fulford, shaking Giles's hand. – The Armourer's Prentices by Charlotte Mary Yonge
  15. In the first place she could ask all those people of the vicinity whom she did not care to specially invite to her own house; in the second, as everyone would to some extent purvey their own refreshments, no great outlay would be required on her part; and in the third place this sort of rustic excursion offers greater advantages and inducements for judicious love- making, and brings many bashful wooers, such as young Clericus, to the scratch. – Caught in a Trap by John C. Hutcheson
  16. The good knight spake: " Then will I go myself to my dear mother, if perchance I can bring it to pass that her fair maids purvey us garments which we may wear with honor before the high- born maid." – The Nibelungenlied by Unknown
  17. At the feasting the host bade purvey them with the best of cheer. – The Nibelungenlied by Unknown
  18. Soon came Merlin unto the king, and said, Sir, ye must purvey you for the nourishing of your child. – Le Morte D'Arthur, Volume I (of II) King Arthur and of his Noble Knights of the Round Table by Thomas Malory
  19. Let your sister hear what ye have in mind, and she'll purvey you well for your journey to Brunhild's court. – The Nibelungenlied by Unknown