bequeath

Definition: To hand down; pass on to another

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The Prose Works - By Walter Scott
...-4 Item, I bequeath to the Earl of Orrery, the enamelled silver plates to distinguish bottles of wine by, given to me by his excellent lady, and the half-length picture of the late Countess of Orkney in the drawing-room ....
The Two Admirals - By James Fenimore Cooper
...Is it your desire to bequeath any real estate ? "...
Shakespeare's Family - By Charlotte Carmichael Stopes
...within the Lordship of Saltley .1 Item, I bequeath to him the lease I have taken of my Lord Ferris for 31 years, which also lyeth within the Lordship of Budbrooke, so that he come to his full age, and during his nonage, the profits thereof to be taken up by mine overseers to the use of my daughters ....
The Count of Monte Cristo - By Alexandre Dumas, Auguste Maquet, Pier Angelo Fiorentino, Henry Valentin
...Two open ... in these caves : the treasure is in the furthest a which treasure I bequeath and leave en ... as my sole heir ....
Pilgrim's Progress - By John Bunyan, Izaak Walton, Frank Cheyne Pape
...And because he had nothing to bequeath to them that should survive him but his Crutches and his good Wishes, therefore thus he said, These Crutches I bequeath to my Son that shall tread in my steps, with a hundred warm wishes that he may prove better than I have done ....
A Sentimental Journey Through France and Italy - By Laurence Sterne, John Hall-Stevenson
...Monfreur le Notaire, faid the gentleman, raifmg himfelf up a little, I have nothing to bequeath which will pay the expence of bequeathing, except the hiftory of my-lelf, which I could not die in peace unlefs I left it as a legacy to the world; the profits arifing out of it, I bequeath to you for the pains of taking it from me--it is a ftory fo un ?...
The Black Tulip - By Alexandre Dumas
...Cornelius took it, and on the second fly-leaf -LRB- for it will be remembered that the first was torn out -RRB-, like his godfather, with death at hand, he wrote no less firmly :--On this 23d of August, 1672, being about to render my soul to God on the scaffold, altliough I am guiltless in His sight, I bequeath to Kosa Gryphus the only property which remains to me of all that I have possessed in this world, the rest having been confiscated : I bequeath, I say, to Rosa Gryphus three bulbs, which I am convinced must produce in the ensuing month of May the great black tulip, for which a prize of a hundred thousand florins has been offered by the Harlem Society,--requesting that she may be paid the said sum in my stead, as my sole heiress, upon the sole conditions that she marry some respectable young man of about my age, who loves her, and whom she loves, and that she give the great black tulip, which will constitute a new species, the name of " Rosa Barlsensis; " that is to say, hers and mine combined ....
Ursula - By Honor
...This is my will : I, Denis Minoret, doctor of medicine, settled in Nemours, being of sound mind and body, as the date of this document will show, do bequeath my soul to God, imploring him to pardon my errors in view of my sincere repentance ....
The Memoirs of a Physician - By Alexandre Dumas
...Doctor, to whom can I bequeath, not my dilapidated fortune,--that matters little, since I have no children,--but to whom can I bequeath my calumniated memory, a memory which should one day be a heritage honorable to France, Europe, the world 1 " " Why then are you in such haste to die 1 " sorrowfully responded Gilbert . "...
A Library of Famous Fiction - By Harriet Beecher Stowe
...And because he had nothing to bequeath to them that should survive him but his crutches and his good wishes, therefore thus he said, These crutches I bequeath to my son that shall tread in my steps, with an hundred warm wishes that he may prove better than I have done ....
Satan Sanderson - By Hallie Erminie Rives
...He read with the blood shrinking from his heart : To my son Hugh, in return for the care and sorrow Tie has caused me all the days of his life, for his dissolute career and his graceless desertion, I do give and bequeath the sum of one thousand dollars and the memory of his misspent youth ....
Wuthering Heights - By Emily Bront
...Her affection for him was still the chief sentiment in her heart; and he spoke without anger : he spoke in the deep tenderness of one about to leave his treasure amid perils and foes, where his remembered words would be the only aid that he could bequeath to guide her ....
Sense and Sensibility - By Jane Austen
...But her death, which happened ten years before his own, produced a great alteration in his home; for to supply her loss, he invited and received into his house the family of his nephew, Mr. Henry Dashwood, the legal inheritor of the Norland estate, and the person to whom he intended to bequeath it ....
Northanger Abbey and Persuasion - By Jane Austen
...Three girls, the two eldest sixteen and fourteen, was an awful legacy for a mother to bequeath; an awful charge rather to confide to the authority and guidance of a conceited, silly father ....
As You Like it - By William Shakespeare, Samuel Thurber, Louise Wetherbee
...180 -LRB- To duke -RRB- You to your former honor I bequeath; Your patience and your virtue well deserves it : -LRB- To Orl . -RRB-...
Howards End - By Edward Morgan Forster, Philip M. Parker
...the reader professing to be a millionaire on the point of death, inclined to bequeath her fortune for the foundation of local art galleries, but open to conviction from other sources ....
The House of the Seven Gables - By Nathaniel Hawthorne
...But there is no one thing which men so rarely do, whatever the provocation or inducement, as to bequeath patrimonial property away from their own blood ....
Middlemarch - By George Eliot
...sound of the first " give and bequeath " she could see all complexions changing subtly, as if some faint vibration were passing through them, save that of Mr Rigg ....
Villette - By Charlotte Bront
...let thy light linger; leave its reflection on succeeding clouds; bequeath its cheer to that time which needs a ray in retrospect !...