Rings and other jewels are not gifts
, but apologies for gifts
And on them was laid an unenviable struggle: for she, even fair, swift-footed Atalanta, ran scorning the gifts
of golden Aphrodite; but with him the race was for his life, either to find his doom, or to escape it.
And without doubt the lady so crushed with gifts
would find them irresistible.
They were locking up--shutting out his desire and his deception from the indignant criticism of a world full of noble gifts
for those who proclaim themselves without stain and without reproach.
The magi brought valuable gifts
, but that was not among them.
Huntington gave me the first two dollars, I did not blame him for not giving me more, but made up my mind that I was going to convince him by tangible results that we were worthy of larger gifts
I have three daughters, Chrysothemis, Laodice, and lphianassa, let him take the one of his choice, freely and without gifts
of wooing, to the house of Peleus; I will add such dower to boot as no man ever yet gave his daughter, and will give him seven well established cities, Cardamyle, Enope, and Hire, where there is grass; holy Pherae and the rich meadows of Anthea; Aepea also, and the vine-clad slopes of Pedasus, all near the sea, and on the borders of sandy Pylos.
Go, go; you talk boldly of the creatur's of the Lord, though I plainly see you are but a child in matters that concern their gifts
But all the gifts
of the first eleven fairies were in the meantime fulfilled; for the princess was so beautiful, and well behaved, and good, and wise, that everyone who knew her loved her.
Why do you not want us to present our gifts
together, Zachar Petrovitch?
With all its gifts
and opportunities it was a melancholy life-- melancholy with something not altogether explained by the somewhat pessimistic philosophy exposed in the Journal, nor by the consumptive tendency of Amiel's physical constitution, causing him from a very early date to be much preoccupied with the effort to reconcile himself with the prospect of death, and reinforcing the far from sanguine temperament of one intellectually also a poitrinaire.
It is a magic slumber, and she will not wake till you shall bring hither gifts
from the Earth, Air, and Water Spirits.