no longer, lest I pray thee on my knees to go not to the battle.
When I lived with Captain George Mumford, only to try my strength, I took up on my knees a tierce of salt containing seven bushels, and carried it two or three rods.
I gave a gasp and pulled off more cushions, then I fell on my knees, struck down by the greatest horror which a man can feel.
Not till I uncovered the face did I know the terrors of my discovery, and then, the confusion of it all unmanned me and I fell on my knees" "Go on!
I flung myself on my knees in my room, and strove to realise the sudden hope.
I retired to another room and fell on my knees; and as if they had been audibly uttered, these words were impressed upon my heart, 'Thy Maker is thy Husband; the Lord of hosts is His name; and thy Redeemer the Holy One of Israel; the God of the whole earth shall He be called,' and I rose up to meet the trial in His strength."
I began, too, to discover a dawning smile upon Kate's face; she turned her head away, and I placed the turkey-basket on my knees, hoping a change of position might quiet its contents.
I'll do anythingapologize, get down on my knees, if you likebut please help me to stay here!"
F. Your travail and your comfortable news: This ring, the certain sign you met with him: Binds me in duteous love unto your grace; But on my knees I fall, and humbly crave Importune that no more you ne'er can have.
Ye have shut your ears to my prayers, as if they were words uttered by the wicked, and when I have exhorted you on my knees, wearied my stiffened limbs to do ye pleasure, rendered ye the jewel which St. Anthony gave to my net, that it might soften your hearts, and reasoned with you calmly on the nature of your acts, you turn from me coldly, as if I were unfit to stand forth in defence of the offspring that God hath left my age!
'I said this, siror rather, one came as I was on my knees, and said it to meWhat's done you can't mend.
'Well, sir, I was down on my knees among the furze-bushes, and I tried to pray; but I was too frightened, for I felt the beast I had been, sir; and I expected the ground to open and let me down every moment; and then there came by over my head a rushing, and a cry.
Henrick, my Lord, And now my Soveraigne, I am by office bound To offer to your Royall hands this Crowne Which on my knees I tender, all being ready To set it on your head.
I got on my knees and crawled to the fence, not daring to go openly, fearing that they might hear or see me and shoot, supposing me to be a spy.
We had been crossing a snow bank at the time, and I settled myself, dug my heels well in, and with elbows resting on my knees took a steady aim.
I never read of a hermit, but in imagination I kiss his feet; never of a monastery, but I could fall on my knees, and kiss the pavement.
I thank heavens on my knees, that have made me an unthrift.
He sat on my knees, with his pistol pressed against my chest.
I mounted to my chamber, locked myself in, fell on my knees, and seemed to penetrate very near a Mighty Spirit; and my soul rushed out in gratitude at His feet.
On my knees Your vassaile thankes heaven, you, and these Princes. Mac.
I never spake with a distracted voice; Nere fell to him on my knees; spake of no father, No murtherd father.
The Villaine belyes me, And on my knees, my lord, I beg that I
Make this sacrifice, master, I entreat it of you on my knees.
But I had fallen on my knees like a bullock felled by a pole-axe, and had a scorching pain in my left foot.
'on my knees I beg you to consider me as a poor creature who has no protector but you; who has no defence but your honour: by that honour!
I was on my knees, and I jerked back, falling on to my left hand, and hip, in a wild endeavor to get back from the advancing thing.
The black cliff seemed to rock behind us, and as Maru pulled me down on my knees five hundred tons of rock shot from the heights and flattened ten square yards of the packed shrubs immediately in front of us!
"That red devil has cost me a hundred bones and all the skin on my knees," groaned Morgan, "and I can hardly walk.
"I ain't goin' down on my knees to 'em.
" "I'm very glad I did, sir; and thanked God for it on my knees this morning: but you'll excuse me, sir, I was thinkingand
I was on my knees before my chrysanthemum-bed, looking at each little round tight disk of a bud, and trying to believe that it would be a snowy flower in two weeks.
" She slipped from my lap to a low footstool at my feet, and resting both her arms on my knees in a graceful way she had, looked up into my face, and began by a sentence which made me start.
it was all my fault, my wicked, odious temper; and after I had seen how vexed he was, too!Oh, Elsley, Elsley, come back, only come back, and I will beg your pardon on my knees!
I have often heard them affirm that the Fire was not hot; and one Day when I, with the Authority of an old Fellow, desired one of them to put my blue Cloak on my Knees; she answered, Sir, I will reach the Cloak; but take notice, I do not do it as allowing your Description; for it might as well be called Yellow as Blue; for Colour is nothing but the various Infractions of the Rays of the Sun.
I 'm right here by yo' side on my knees, in pure thankfulness.
"In an instant I recognized my sister, and was ready to fall on my knees before her; but then I remembered my own shabby appearance, and deferred our meeting till I could execute my present design, and make myself more respectable.
Thus on my knees I supplicate the gods!
I was on my knees scrubbing the parlor floor, when he rang the bell.
I was right down on my knees at her feet,'Rachel, don't be so hard on me.
So, finding my stick was useless, I threw it and the sketch-book to the ice, and first retreating as far as possible, ran forward with all my might, took the leap, barely reached the other side, and fell awkwardly on my knees.
'Send me there if you want to,' I'd say to myself on my knees, 'Tono's not in Hell, anyway.'
When I was on shore, I fell on my knees, and gave God thanks for my deliverance, resolving to lay aside all thoughts of my deliverance by my boat; and refreshing myself with such things as I had, I brought my boat close to the shore, in a little cove that I had spied under some trees, and laid me down to sleep, being quite spent with the labour and fatigue of the voyage.
It is a blessing, for which, I am not ashamed to say, I daily render thanks to God, on my knees.
I fell on my knees, and lifted up my hands and eyes, and spoke several words as loud as I could; I took a purse of gold out of my pocket, and humbly presented it to him.
I'll fall on my knees and I'll walk as Jesus says.
Restore him to liberty and to me; and thus, on my knees, shall I daily offer up prayers to heaven for thy safety and prosperity.
"He kept me," he said, "on my knees, so I think he ought ... thank ye," as the German went down again none too gently.
But an important change of mind dated from those silent weeks with a dying child on my knees.
"And to-day," he said, with honest pride, "to-day in New York, men to whom I went almost on my knees for help in building this line, and who would not give me a dollar, have solicited me to be allowed to buy stock in it at the rate of five dollars for one.
"I saw them smashing in the door of the house across the way," said Madame Callebaut, "and when the flames burst forth they rushed over here, and I fell down on my knees before them, crying out, 'For the love of Heaven, spare an old woman's house!'
I am the vassal of the King, and on my knees have pledged him loyalty and faith, and sworn to defend his life and honour.
I went on my knees to the Federative Council to get a train.
I thinned corn on my knees with my hands.
Suddenly he opened his eyes; they met my own; I fell on my knees and took his hands.
I confess, morally, I was on my knees with contrition, but there was a fascination in ita fatality.
So, after blushing, playing with the annoyance, and casting many a side-long glance to see if I was observed, I contrived at length to roll it from my plate into my mouchoir, which I had placed on my knees purposely for its reception; the next minute all was safely lodged in my pocket.
She was a girl I had dandled on my knees as a child, the only daughter of an old friend.
I could have received his vows on my knees, but I was motionless; yet how was I delighted to be the cause of joy to him!
I must get down on my knees and own that I am less than nothing, seek God, not joy; consent to suffer, not cry for relief.
"I for my part hastened to my chamber, and shutting the door fell on my knees with a cry of joyful praise.
I went down on my knees, and on them I stayed until I had asked God many times to take away all my appetite for rum and tobacco, and everything else which was displeasing to Him, and make me a new creature in Christ Jesusa holy, devoted Christian man, for the sake of Him who died for sinners.
I wrote the dispatch and was prepared to send it, when all at once there was poured out such a joyful faith and confidence in God on me as I never felt before in all my life, and I fell on my knees in devout thanksgiving for the assurance that God gave me that he had heard and answered our prayers, for we had prayed for that dear daughter's life.
I calmly take the office you impose; And on my knees, imploring their forgiveness, Whom I in heav'n or earth may have offended, Exempt from starting tears, and woman's weakness, I pledge you, Sirthe Memory of the Dead!
I have been on my knees to you for weeksyou must have know it.
The whip fell from my fingers and I dropped on to a low lounge behind me, and placing my elbows on my knees crouchingly buried my face in my hands; my hair tumbled softly over my shoulders and reached the floor, as though to sympathetically curtain my humiliation.
I was always on my knees, Dr. Hesselius, always, thanking God and praying.
"Besides," as one of the two men who sat on my knees had said, "What's a favourite anyway?
"I read in the papers this morning that don Rafael Brull, 'of the Finance Commission,' if you please, would undertake to speak for the Ministry on the matter of the budget; so I got down on my knees to an old friend of mine, the secretary of the English embassy, and begged him to come and take me to the session.
My young life yet may fill some fatal breach, And I will take no pardon, not my own, Not God'sno pardon idly on my knees;
I declare it before heaven and earth, I will conduct my cousin to the Chateau, and in an hour I will be with you to dry your tears, and to ask pardon of you on my knees.
I'll get down on my knees.
And, therefore, on my knees I thanked the Almighty for delivering me from blood guiltiness, and begged his protection that I might never fall into their hands.
"Beloved, I have come back to ask you on my knees to be my wife.
"At the Prayer-meeting Mr. Spence gave a short address on the subject of entire sanctification: my faith was so much encouraged, I could scarcely refrain from speaking aloud; and while on my knees I exclaimed, many times, before the Lord, 'I will believe' On my way home the words were applied, 'Now ye are clean through the word which I have spoken unto you'At the Acomb lovefeast, I confessed that I could now give God all my heart.
While on my knees before the Lord, it was suggested, 'He shall bless thy going out and thy coming in from this time forth, and for evermore.'
I beg you, on my knees.
"When you had gone away, when I was left alone, I fell on my knees and swore to be revenged.
So sultry is the hour I throw the casement wide, Fall on my knees beside it in the gloom, And cowering before me lies the balmy night, Wafted aloft the breath of lilac bloom.
But I sank on my knees and searched the dust for the piece of money, for in this coin lay for me life, health, and strength.
I conjure you, on my knees, to do me this favor!
When the memory of it returns to me, O my child, on my knees I would entreat youdo be careful in marrying!
"Yes," said Russell; "I slept in his dormitory when I first came, and he has often made me so wretched that I have flung myself on my knees at night in pretence of prayer, but really to get a little quiet time to cry like a child.
I was content to rest quietly on my knees by the side of Dicky's bed, with his hand in mine and my eyes fixed on his white face with the long lashes shadowing it.
"I will go and fall on my knees and confess all," he murmured, and began to ascend the narrow and very steep stairs.
I humbly beg forgiveness on my knees, If I offended you:But next yours, madam, Which all must yield to.
I entreat your ladyship," he said, feelingknowing the while, how useless it was to make an appeal against the infatuation of a hot-headed and impulsive girl, yet speaking with the courage which ofttimes is born of despair, "I beg of you, on my knees to listen.
See, I would knee to you, pray to you on my knees, make myself a suppliantI, Ysolinde that am a princess!
But when I came a little to myself, I found my head on my knees, and Helene soothing and petting me, as if I had been a child that had fallen down and hurt itself.
While Moze licked his bloody leg and Don lay with his fine head on my knees, Jones began to skin old Sultan.
She is Sir, till your pleasure to enlarge her, Which on my knees I beg.
I could go on my knees to thank you.
Above all, I was not permitted to brood over the past: I was taught to feel that every thought of it indulged, was a sin, and to be accounted for as such: I could only remember the one for whom I mourned, on my knees, in my prayers.
Let her know nothing of me, nothing, till I can implore her blessing on my knees.'" * *
On my knees I have pleaded with her, and once she flung her arms round my shoulders and said, 'Neil, I can not tell you why I am marrying Strang.
She left me on my knees, which are always ready to bend on such occasions.
I was on my knees in an instant, my fingers searching the cracks, and drawing down close I could feel a current of air, slight but unmistakable, against my face.
Seeing, yet scarcely noting all this, I flung myself on my knees beside her, and found that one hand and arm lay imprisoned under the bookcase.
"Her soul has not gone away yet," I murmured, "she heard me, she believed me," and I clasped my hands tightly and sank on my knees beside the coffin, devoutly thanking God for this great consolation.
My fall from the window had been light, as my room was on the ground floor; but I had fallen on my knees, and now, as I picked myself up, I looked up, and it seemed to me as if I saw Theodore's ugly face at his attic window.
"Yes, papa, you shall know all, and then I shall have to fall on my knees and ask you not to punish one I lovefora fault committed years ago.