shopboy

shopboy

(ˈʃɒpˌbɔɪ)
n
(Commerce) a boy employed to work in a shop
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If she spoiled everybody who came near her with kindness and compliments--if she begged pardon of all her servants for troubling them to answer the bell--if she apologized to a shopboy who showed her a piece of silk, or made a curtsey to a street- sweeper with a complimentary remark upon the elegant state of his crossing--and she was almost capable of every one of these follies-- the notion that an old acquaintance was miserable was sure to soften her heart; nor would she hear of anybody's being deservedly unhappy.
All at once the movement of the crowd going to the meadows, couriers setting out, washers of pavement, purveyors of the royal household, gabbling, scampering shopboys, chariots in motion, hair-dressers on the run, and pages toiling along, this tumult and bustle had surprised him, but without losing any of that impassible and supreme majesty which gives to the eagle and the lion that serene and contemptuous glance amidst the hurrahs and shouts of hunters or the curious.
He has absolutely no scruples about letting the shopboy be accused instead of him; at most he feels a vague contemptuous pity for him: "Perhaps the beating would bring to the boy's attention for the first time of his life the secret of his existence, the guilt that he could never get rid of (p.
As Murakami notes, most of his authors wrote stories for young people, such as Mori Ogai's "Dancing Girl" [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] (1890) and "Sansho the Steward" [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] (1915), Soseki's Botchan [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] (1906), Kawabata's "Dancing Girl of Izu" [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] (1926), and Shiga's "Shopboy's God" [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] (1920).
BEN JONSON'S THEATRICAL PAEAN TO SHOPPING, his 1609 Entertainment at Britain's Burse composed for the opening of the New Exchange in the presence of James I, opens with a shopboy calling out the standard patter of the early modern vendor: "what doe you lacke?
The harsh daily demands, and the denial of the dreadful fatigue, oh, all those not yet forgotten wishes (the shabbiest shopboy has the right to become sentimental), all those failed dreams.
1987 ThePet ShopBoys - It''s A Sin WRITTEN by Chris Lowe and Neil Tennant, It''s a Sin was the lead single from the duo''s second proper album, Actually.
If the act of creation is the issue, then artisans, carpenters and shopboys contributed far more to the building and decoration of the Sistine Chapel than Sixtus or Julius.