X had ordered the dinner, and when the wine came on, he picked up a bottle, glanced at the label, and then turned to the grave, the melancholy, the sepulchral head waiter and said it was not the sort of wine he had asked for.
"It is true; I beg pardon." Then he turned on his subordinate and calmly said, "Bring another label."
'Then small detached labels, with the same words printed upon them, were put into her hands; and she soon observed that they were similar to the ones pasted on the articles.' She showed her perception of this similarity by laying the label KEY upon the key, and the label SPOON upon the spoon.
'The same process was then repeated with all the articles which she could handle; and she very easily learned to place the proper labels upon them.
Let a man be a man and don't handicap him with the label
of any section."
"Our next inquiries took us to Edinburgh--to the druggist whose label
we had found on the crumpled morsel of paper, and to other druggists likewise whom we were instructed to question.
"Let me see," said Margolotte; "of those qualities she must have 'Obedience' first of all," and she took down the bottle bearing that label
and poured from it upon a dish several grains of the contents.
I guessed what it was, and couldn't resist making sure; the minute I was satisfied, I changed the label
and the position of the two decanters, little thinking I should stay to see the fun; but in another minute I could hardly keep my eyes open.
There seemed to be no use in waiting by the little door, so she went back to the table, half hoping she might find another key on it, or at any rate a book of rules for shutting people up like telescopes: this time she found a little bottle on it, (`which certainly was not here before,' said Alice,) and round the neck of the bottle was a paper label
, with the words `DRINK ME' beautifully printed on it in large letters.
Faces that fall into types you can describe, or at all events label
in such a way that the reader can identify them; but those faces that consist mainly of spiritual effect and physical bloom, that change with everything they look upon, the light in which ebbs and flows with every changing tide of the soul,--these you have to love to know, and to worship to portray.
She found some tiny canisters upon the dresser, labeled
"Rice," "Coffee?" "Sago"; but when she turned them upside down there was nothing inside except red and blue beads.
We noticed that in the jewelry stores they had some of the articles marked "gold" and some labeled
"imitation." We wondered at this extravagance of honesty and inquired into the matter.