If I can but take her before her apprehension, before her eloquence, is awake-- Limbs, why thus convulsed?--Knees, till now so firmly knit, why thus relaxed?
The pilots continued to sail more free, spreading all the sails; and, running in this manner, one morning they sighted some mountain peaks which seemed to touch the clouds; at which their pleasure was so great that all wept with joy, and all devoutly on their knees said the Salve.
"I'm wild an' woolly an' full o' fleas I'm hard to curry below the knees--" Thus he carolled loudly two lines of the justly popular song.
So the meek Lama, lur'd by some decoy Of man, from all his unembitter'd joy; Ere while, as free as roves the wand'ring breeze, 45 Meets the hard burden on his bending kneesA; O'er rocks, and mountains, dark, and waste he goes, Nor shuns the path where no soft herbage grows; Till worn with toil, on earth he prostrate lies, Heeds not the barb'rous lash, but patient dies.
Late that night, when all the household slept, I added a little package to my treasures in the attic desk,--two long stockings with queer darned knees,--and upon the paper band that bound them is written a date and "The Sweating of the Corn."
and the varlet falls down on his knees;--and, in short, all things go on so abominably smooth, that my heart is bursting for something to spite me, and pick a quarrel withal!"
Borgia, (sinking on his knees.)--Are you not wounded yourself?
Now hang to the bar by the knees,--by both knees; do not try it yet with one; then seize the bar with your hands and thrust the legs still farther and farther forward, pulling with your arms at the same time, till you find yourself sitting unaccountably on the bar itself.
E 'it' im, 'hand' e's hon 'is 'ands hand kneeses," exclaimed the Australian woman.
She thought at moments, as she crawled up the path upon her hands and knees,--for she could no longer walk,--that she was dreaming some pleasant dream; that the door would open, and her mother come out to meet her.
At this crisis the parents arrive, when Angelique accuses her husband of being out all night in a debauch; and he is made to beg her pardon on his knees.--Moliere, George Dandin (1668).
For five days I've prayed to Almighty God, and I swore that if He'd see fit to spare mother, I'd come down here, and on my bended knees"--she sank on the floor--"ask for your forgiveness as well as His.
You'll know that I believe that you're a good girl and, Sheila"--here he seemed to melt and falter before her: he slipped down with one of his graceful Latin movements and hid his forehead on her knees--"Sheila, my darling--that I know you are fit--oh, so much more than fit--to be the mother of my children ..." In half an hour, during which they were both profoundly silent, he came to her again.
What does it matter,' she said after a while, as he knelt at her knees;--'what does it matter?