The city might be savage, stray dogs might share the streets with grimy urchins whose blank eyes reflected the knowledge that they might soon be covered over, blinded forever, by the same two pennies just begged from some gentleman, and no one in the fuming, fulminous boulevards of trade might know who actually ran Ambergris—or, if anyone ran it at all, but, like a renegade clock, it ran on and wound itself heedless, empowered by the insane weight of its own inertia, the weight of its own citizenry.
It wassaid of Metternichthat hewasso conservativethat had he been present at the Creation, he would have begged God to have retained Chaos.
My girlfriend called me the other night / She said 'Boy, you lazyI don't mind / As long as there's a bed beneath the stars that shine / I'll be fineI can't get a life if my heart's not in itI lost my faith in the summertime / 'Cos it don't stop rainingI begged my doctor for one more line / He said 'son, words fail me / It ain't your place to be killing time' / I guess I'm just lazy"Noel Gallagher
Rights are to be taken, not requested; seized, not begged for.josé martí
Some hoisted out the boats, and there was one That begged Pedrillo for an absolution, Who told him to be damn'd, in his confusion.lord byron
[I] begged for crumbs and morsels door to door... Plodding and doddling around lanes.
He once begged alms of a statue, and, when asked why he did so, replied, "To get practice in being refused."