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  • The total bequest was over a million dollars.
  • There are only two lasting bequests we can hope to give our children. One of these is roots; the other, wings.
    William Hodding Carter, Jr.
  • His bequests are much as Red was himself—very simple and straightforward.
    Jim Stovall  --  The Ultimate Gift
  • As you may or may not be aware, any bequest in excess of a certain amount is subject to taxation by the United States government, or the IRS.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Longest Ride

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  • The Hustings–Bolger Bequest.
    Neil Gaiman  --  The Graveyard Book
  • There was just such an informality in the terms of the bequest as to give me no hope from law.
    Jane Austen  --  Pride and Prejudice
  • Not even a compromising bequest!
    Agatha Christie  --  Murder On The Orient Express
  • Nobody can force you to accept this bequest.
    George Bernard Shaw  --  Pygmalion
  • He made exception-ally few personal bequests.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
  • The school had been largely rebuilt with a massive bequest from an oil family some years before in a peculiar style of Puritan grandeur, as though Versailles had been modified for the needs of a Sunday school.
    John Knowles  --  A Separate Peace

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  • Thomas L. Foster, noted philanthropist, had died and had left, among larger bequests, the modest sum of one hundred thousand dollars to Ellsworth M. Toohey, "my friend and spiritual guide—in appreciation of his noble mind and true devotion to humanity."
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • So many mulatto mistresses were left substantial fortunes in the wills of white property owners that the Jamaica legislature once passed a law capping bequests at two thousand pounds (which, at the time, was an enormous sum).
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Outliers
  • The final two years of his college education had been paid for with a forty-thousanddollar bequest left by a friend of the family’s; more than twenty-four thousand dollars remained at the time of Chris’s graduation, money his parents thought he intended to use for law school.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • Item, I leave all my property absolutely to Antonia Quixana my niece, here present, after all has been deducted from the most available portion of it that may be required to satisfy the bequests I have made.
    Miguel de Cervantes  --  Don Quixote
  • Reminding him of the fact, that Mr. Peggotty derived a steady, though certainly a very moderate income from the bequest of his late brother-in-law, I promised to do so.
    Charles Dickens  --  David Copperfield
  • According to what he said, I was, except for a few minor bequests to servants, the sole heir.
    Robert Penn Warren  --  All the King’s Men
  • He was neither so unjust, nor so ungrateful, as to leave his estate from his nephew;—but he left it to him on such terms as destroyed half the value of the bequest.
    Jane Austen  --  Sense and Sensibility
  • The last bequest was for Loomis Toy, "the sum of fifty dollars in appreciation of his loyal service to the store and my family."
    Olive Ann Burns  --  Cold Sassy Tree
  • She wishes to be free, and your bequest will make her free.
    Henry James  --  The Portrait of a Lady - Volumes 1 & 2
  • The bequest is conditional on your taking possession of the house (it is in Cumberland) before twelve o’clock tomorrow.
    Agatha Christie  --  Early Cases Of Hercule Poirot
  • Why then should you expect me to pen this kind of affidavit, which has no object but to keep up a foolish partiality and secure a foolish bequest?
    George Eliot  --  Middlemarch
  • I had to go out to Waterbury just after Florence’s death because the poor dear old fellow had left a good many charitable bequests and I had to appoint trustees.
    Ford Madox Ford  --  The Good Soldier
  • He had inherited from his mother some acquaintance with medicinal herbs and their preparation—a little store of wisdom which she had imparted to him as a solemn bequest—but of late years he had had doubts about the lawfulness of applying this knowledge, believing that herbs could have no efficacy without prayer, and that prayer might suffice without herbs; so that the inherited delight he had in wandering in the fields in search of foxglove and dandelion and coltsfoot, began to wear to…
    George Eliot  --  Silas Marner
  • The cheque represented the full amount of Mrs. Peniston’s legacy, and the letter accompanying it explained that the executors, having adjusted the business of the estate with less delay than they had expected, had decided to anticipate the date fixed for the payment of the bequests.
    Edith Wharton  --  The House of Mirth
  • …that effect; but the Institution, having been unfortunate enough, a few months before, to save the life of a poor relation to whom he paid a weekly allowance of three shillings and sixpence, he had, in a fit of very natural exasperation, revoked the bequest in a codicil, and left it all to Mr Godfrey Nickleby; with a special mention of his indignation, not only against the society for saving the poor relation’s life, but against the poor relation also, for allowing himself to be saved.
    Charles Dickens  --  Nicholas Nickleby
  • I imagine there would be a few bequests to personal friends or charities.
    J.D. Robb  --  Glory in Death
  • She wishes to be free, and your bequest will make her free.
    Henry James  --  The Portrait of a Lady - Volume 1
  • When therefore any religion has struck its roots deep into a democracy, beware lest you disturb them; but rather watch it carefully, as the most precious bequest of aristocratic ages.
    Alexis de Toqueville  --  Democracy In America, Volume 2
  • The rest of his property, which was to be withdrawn from the bank, was disposed of in various bequests, several of them to those cousins in Vermont to whom his father had already been so bountiful.
    Henry James  --  The Portrait of a Lady - Volume 2
  • Minnie loved her husband-to-be and trusted him, but she did not know that Alexander Bond was an alias for Holmes himself, or that Benton Lyman actually was Holmes’s assistant Benjamin Pitezel—and that with a few strokes of his pen her beloved Harry had taken possession of the bulk of her dead uncle’s bequest.
    Erik Larson  --  The Devil in the White City
  • It is time that you should return to your countrymen, to deliver up some of those stores of experimental knowledge that you have doubtless obtained by so long a sojourn in the wilds, which, however they may be corrupted by preconceived opinions, will prove acceptable bequests to those whom, as you say, you must shortly leave for ever.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Prairie
  • …afterwards drooped away into melancholy and withdrawal from all who knew her—if, in that state of weakness, he dictated to me, whose life she had darkened with her sin, and who had been appointed to know her wickedness from her own hand and her own lips, a bequest meant as a recompense to her for supposed unmerited suffering; was there no difference between my spurning that injustice, and coveting mere money—a thing which you, and your comrades in the prisons, may steal from anyone?’
    Charles Dickens  --  Little Dorrit
  • The fifth sharer in Edmond’s bequest, was his own father."
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • Besides, the words Legacy, Bequest, go side by side with the words, Death, Funeral.
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre
  • I took the paper from him and read as follows: "TO THE RED-HEADED LEAGUE: On account of the bequest of the late Ezekiah Hopkins, of Lebanon, Pennsylvania, U. S. A., there is now another vacancy open which entitles a member of the League to a salary of £4 a week for purely nominal services.
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
  • Bequests also: to the P.P. for the time being in his absolute discretion.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • Washington said in the admirable letter which he addressed to his fellow-citizens, and which may be looked upon as his political bequest to the country: "The great rule of conduct for us in regard to foreign nations is, in extending our commercial relations, to have with them as little political connection as possible.
    Alexis de Toqueville  --  Democracy In America, Volume 1
  • No Labor-Saving Machine No labor-saving machine, Nor discovery have I made, Nor will I be able to leave behind me any wealthy bequest to found hospital or library, Nor reminiscence of any deed of courage for America, Nor literary success nor intellect; nor book for the book-shelf, But a few carols vibrating through the air I leave, For comrades and lovers.
    Walt Whitman  --  Leaves of Grass
  • Dumbledore left you a second bequest, Potter.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
  • He’s as fine as an auctioneer—that your son Frederic has not obtained any advance of money on bequests promised by Mr. Featherstone—promised? who said I had ever promised?
    George Eliot  --  Middlemarch
  • If you stay the course over the next year, and embrace each element, at that point you will be the recipient of the most significant bequest I can leave you through my will.
    Jim Stovall  --  The Ultimate Gift
  • I actually felt some pity for Jack as I explained, "Mr. Stevens, the will does direct that each bequest be read in order and that the parties be dismissed after the portion of the document pertaining to them has been read."
    Jim Stovall  --  The Ultimate Gift
  • He’s naturally left very well off, but his father has given away an immense deal of money; there are bequests to a string of third cousins in Vermont.
    Henry James  --  The Portrait of a Lady - Volumes 1 & 2
  • I want you to know that I have instructed Mr. Hamilton to write this will in such a way that if you fight for control or hinder the board or even complain about the nature of my bequest to you, the entire ownership of Panhandle Oil and Gas will immediately go to charity.
    Jim Stovall  --  The Ultimate Gift
  • Red Stevens’ bequest to his great-nephew, Jason, represented the most unusual and, potentially, the most important matter I had ever handled for a client or a friend.
    Jim Stovall  --  The Ultimate Gift
  • The small bequests came first, and even the recollection that there was another will and that poor Peter might have thought better of it, could not quell the rising disgust and indignation.
    George Eliot  --  Middlemarch
  • He sat in unaltered calm, and, in fact, the company, preoccupied with more important problems, and with the complication of listening to bequests which might or might not be revoked, had ceased to think of him.
    George Eliot  --  Middlemarch
  • He’s naturally left very well off, but his father has given away an immense deal of money; there are bequests to a string of third cousins in Vermont.
    Henry James  --  The Portrait of a Lady - Volume 1
  • Now the wealth did not weigh on me: now it was not a mere bequest of coin, — it was a legacy of life, hope, enjoyment.
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre
  • Nonsense! and what sort of an effect will the bequest have on you?
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre
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