As for myself, it is not now, but long ere now, that I have learned to keep hidden that which should not be disclosed.
The search was accordingly instituted, and had not proceeded far ere a simultaneous yell from all the seven cardinals indicated that their investigation had brought more to light than they had ventured to expect.
In truth, Domitian, who conducted an investigation of the days and the hours when the foremost men had been born, had consequently ere this despatched not a few even of those who entertained no hopes of gaining any power.
Ere she reached him, he called her name, But he called not twice ere the lady came; And he sprang to his feet, and the irons cursed, And wild from his lips the Tecbir burst: "Let me go," he said, "and, by Allah's fear, At sundown I sit in my fetters here, Or lie 'neath a heaven of starry eyes, Kissed by moon-maidens of Paradise."
the serjeant demanded, determined to examine the case thoroughly ere he came to a decision.
Had this been done promptly, all difficulties in Central America would most probably ere this have been adjusted to the satisfaction of both parties.
And, though he carried a carbine, I would have been at him, maybe ere he could use it, but for the presence of Lorna.
It was quite an hour, before Neb could get near enough to the raft, or spars, to make Marble conscious of his presence, and sometime longer ere he could get the sufferer into the boat.
Ere too late you see your blunder!
Neither the one nor the other," answered the stranger, "unless my judgment greatly ere, the infant will survive the years of minority, and in temper and disposition will prove all that his parents can wish.
Just ere the dawn the darkness deepest Surrounds the earth as with a pall; Dry up thy tears, O thou that weepest, That on thy sight the rays may fall!
Yet ere the hand of slumber close The eye of care, For the poor huntsman's soul's repose Pour out one prayer.
"Messires," said he, "you were wise, methinks, to mount and away ere the night fall.
Now with a general peace the world was blest, While ours, a world divided from the rest, A dreadful quiet felt, and worser far Than arms, a sullen interval of war: Thus when black clouds draw down the labouring skies, Ere yet abroad the winged thunder flies, An horrid stillness first invades the ear, And in that silence we the tempest fear.