I design it an irregular ode for General Washington's birth-day.
Effie is a year older now, and this is her seventh birth-day.
The 1st of September was the solemnity of the king's birth-day, when he is publicly weighed, to which I went.
On the 22d, celebrated Washington's birth-day in a becoming manner.
To Mrs. Montague, for many years, he presented a copy of verses on the anniversary of her birth-day.
"My birth-day was last week," replied Matilda; but not a word beside.
Possessed of very tender feelings and ardent temperament, he had seen his thirty-seventh birth-day, and was still free.
To-morrow is his birth-day: and I am going (if he be alive) to help him to p. 234celebrate it.
If not to-morrow, Madam, say but next Thursday, your uncle's birth-day; say but next Thursday!
Being my birth-day, the nuns of St. Catherines sent me flowers of silk-work.
The observance of birth-days was common in early times (Job 1:4, 13, 18). They were specially celebrated in the land of Egypt (Gen. 40:20). There is no recorded instance in Scripture of the celebration of birth-days among the Jews. On the occasion of Herod's birth-day John the Baptist was beheaded (Matt. 14:6).