I do not know what was in my bed
, but I had something hard under me, and am all over black and blue.
I told him I would, and I went into my chamber and fetched him a little private drawer, where I had about six guineas more, and some silver, and threw it all down upon the bed
, and told him there was all my wealth, honestly to a shilling.
God, whether from choice or from necessity, made one bed
in nature and one only; two or more such ideal beds
neither ever have been nor ever will be made by God.
She started up in bed
as the next possibility occurred to her.
I remember having been much struck with the evidence of denudation, when viewing volcanic islands, which have been worn by the waves and pared all round into perpendicular cliffs of one or two thousand feet in height; for the gentle slope of the lava-streams, due to their formerly liquid state, showed at a glance how far the hard, rocky beds
had once extended into the open ocean.
For a time the two men talked of the raising of the bed
and then they talked of other things.
And I lie so composedly, Now in my bed
,(Knowing her love) That you fancy me dead -- And I rest so contentedly, Now in my bed
,(With her love at my breast) That you fancy me dead -- That you shudder to look at me, Thinking me dead: --
He was very happy in the large, warm bed
, with those soft arms about him.
In the first row, and among those who were most bent over the bed
, four were noticeable, who, from their gray
Soon the night nursery was in darkness, but for the glimmer from the night-light, and very still save when the door creaked as a man peered in at the little figure on the bed
for, as has been said, all the inns he lodged in were castles to his eyes), and that the daughter of the innkeeper was daughter of the lord of the castle, and that she, won by his high-bred bearing, had fallen in love with him, and had promised to come to his bed
for a while that night without the knowledge of her parents; and holding all this fantasy that he had constructed as solid fact, he began to feel uneasy and to consider the perilous risk which his virtue was about to encounter, and he resolved in his heart to commit no treason to his lady Dulcinea del Toboso, even though the queen Guinevere herself and the dame Quintanona should present themselves before him.
Nor was there any earthly reason why I as a sailor should sleep two in a bed
, more than anybody else; for sailors no more sleep two in a bed
at sea, than bachelor Kings do ashore.