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  • It is a story about a prince who changed places with a pauper.
  • Upon your knees, ye pauper scum,
    Mark Twain  --  The Prince and The Pauper
  • On my hands and knees while scrubbing the bathroom tile, I imagined I was the prince in the story The Prince and the Pauper.
    Dave Pelzer  --  A Child Called It
  • Under the chair, there were several piles of grimy books. Emily reached down and looked at the spines. The Red Badge of Courage. The Prince and the Pauper. She remembered reading them in...
    Sara Shepard  --  Pretty Little Liars

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  • Maybe he’s the pauper after all.
    Neal Shusterman  --  Unwind
  • Playing here, working in the Fishery, and with a wealthy patron on the horizon, I’d no longer be forced to live like a pauper.
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind
  • She did not look like a pauper.
    Elizabeth George Speare  --  The Witch of Blackbird Pond
  • I will not have that pauper live like a lady in my house.
    Gail Carson Levine  --  Ella Enchanted
  • In 1892, for instance, the Reverend Lyman Abbott of New York City pronounced that "at least one-tenth of the population …. belong to the dependent, that is, to the pauper and criminal class….
    Jim Murphy  --  The Great Fire
  • Everybody, look at what Pauper’s done.
    Ji-Li Jiang  --  Red Scarf Girl

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  • Hospital authorities had buried the unknown old man in the paupers’ cemetery.
    Corrie Ten Boom  --  The Hiding Place
  • One of the most poignant aspects of the account was that her body had for complicated and obscure reasons gone unidentified, had been buried in a pauper’s grave, and only after a matter of weeks had been disinterred and sent back for final burial in Virginia.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • Apparently there’s no pleasure in being a pauper among princes.
    Becca Fitzpatrick  --  Hush, Hush
  • Her child to be buried in a pauper’s grave!
    Upton Sinclair  --  The Jungle
  • Nobody can afford a modern apartment—except the very rich and the paupers.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • We see that every pauper wears the anklet of title in Umuofia.
    Chinua Achebe  --  Things Fall Apart
  • She and Anatole evidently have chosen to live like paupers.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible
  • " Uncle John broke in, "We never did have no paupers.
    John Steinbeck  --  The Grapes of Wrath
  • One year later 1,500 lawyers were prepared to take the pauper’s oath to qualify for work relief.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Outliers
  • I would as soon have been charged with a pauper brat out of a workhouse: but he was weak, naturally weak.
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre
  • But there is one way in this country in which all men are created equal— there is one human institution that makes a pauper the equal of a Rockefeller, the stupid man the equal of an Einstein, and the ignorant man the equal of any college president.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • In this world, shipmates, sin that pays its way can travel freely, and without a passport; whereas Virtue, if a pauper, is stopped at all frontiers.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • So felons were not lodged and fed better than soldiers, (to say nothing of paupers,) and seldom set fire to their prisons with the excusable object of improving the flavor of their soup.
    Charles Dickens  --  Great Expectations
  • There are enough stupid patriots who are risking every cent they have in the blockade and who are going to come out of this war paupers.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • What with mortgages and arrears, I’m as short o’ cash as a roadside pauper.
    George Eliot  --  Silas Marner
  • That is why he had a very simple funeral for Fantine, and reduced it to that strictly necessary form known as the pauper’s grave.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • And once in the new country, arriving in Seattle, she found she had married a pauper.
    David Guterson  --  Snow Falling on Cedars
  • They let the paupers go to sleep!
    Charles Dickens  --  Oliver Twist
  • The rook knew he would be easy to spot in the capital city, so as he left the encampment, he grabbed a blanket and draped it over his battlements to give himself the appearance of an anonymous pauper.
    Frank Beddor  --  The Looking Glass Wars
  • None so ready as she to give of her little substance to every demand of poverty, even though the bitter-hearted pauper threw back a gibe in requital of the food brought regularly to his door, or the garments wrought for him by the fingers that could have embroidered a monarch’s robe.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • As a consequence, country airs circulated in Soho with vigorous freedom, instead of languishing into the parish like stray paupers without a settlement; and there was many a good south wall, not far off, on which the peaches ripened in their season.
    Charles Dickens  --  A Tale of Two Cities
  • And indeed I don’t know whether he had not been a pauper all his life.
    Joseph Conrad  --  Heart of Darkness
  • Being left alone, and a pauper, she had become humanized.
    William Faulkner  --  A Rose for Emily
  • One man like him can turn us all to paupers.
    John Gardner  --  Grendel
  • They say they used to give pauper children soup to change to protestants in the time of the potato blight.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • I would ten thousand times rather that my children should be the half-starved paupers of Ireland than to be the most pampered among the slaves of America.
    Harriet Jacobs  --  Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
  • I wouldn’t want to be buried as a pauper in Potter’s Field.
    Betty Smith  --  A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
  • The furniture of the room was old-fashioned and dusty; and the green baize on the top of the writing-table had lost all its colour, and was as withered and pale as an old pauper.
    Charles Dickens  --  David Copperfield
  • The last squire dragged out his existence there, living the horrible life of an aristocratic pauper; but his only son, my stepfather, seeing that he must adapt himself to the new conditions, obtained an advance from a relative, which enabled him to take a medical degree and went out to Calcutta, where, by his professional skill and his force of character, he established a large practice.
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
  • It seemed that from such a basis of truth and frankness as the poor weak-headed pauper had laid, our intercourse might go forward to something better than the intercourse of sages.
    Henry David Thoreau  --  Walden
  • Now Miss Rosa was not only an orphan, but a pauper too.
    William Faulkner  --  Absalom, Absalom!
  • One of his favored spots was the paupers’ cemetery, exposed to the sun and the rain on an indigent hill, where turkey buzzards dozed and the music achieved a supernatural resonance.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  Love in the Time of Cholera
  • I took her to her apartment building, which was quite a few cuts above Adam’s joint, for Governor Stanton hadn’t died exactly a pauper, and left her in the lobby.
    Robert Penn Warren  --  All the King’s Men
  • However sunk he was in debt he is no pauper’s carrion abandoned on the road.
    Wole Soyinka  --  Death and the King’s Horseman
  • His estates were confiscated, his personal property seized, and there we were, in Germany, strangers, friendless, and in fact paupers.
    Mark Twain  --  Pudd’nhead Wilson
  • They already looked like paupers with their unwashed faces, their smoky clothes.
    Amy Tan  --  The Bonesetter’s Daughter
  • Like a pauper in a single garment he dressed for her, To the Ekur, the house of Enlil, all alone he directed his step.
    Joseph Campbell  --  The Hero With a Thousand Faces
  • "It is an ignorant place, except as to the townspeople, artizans, drunkards, and paupers," she said, perverse still at his differing from her.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Jude the Obscure
  • ’You wander through the night, feeding on rats like a pauper and then moon at Babette’s window, filled with care, yet helpless as the goddess who came by night to watch Endymion sleep and could not have him.
    Anne Rice  --  Interview with the Vampire
  • Sometimes this obscure corner received no inhabitant for the space of two or three years, and then it was usually but a pauper, a poacher, or other sinner of undignified sins.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Far from the Madding Crowd
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