Your people would ye justify in their reverence: that called ye "Will to Truth," ye famous
It was precisely on the day she had escaped by the famous
"I am sorry," said the Owl, "to have to contradict the Crow, my famous
friend and colleague.
Then young Partington said, "If I err not, thou art the famous
Robin Hood, and these thy stout band of outlawed yeomen.
So a quarrel, which has become famous
, began between the two men.
At that date, the Mohammedan conqueror, Mahmoud of Ghizni, crossed India; seized on the holy city of Somnauth; and stripped of its treasures the famous
temple, which had stood for centuries--the shrine of Hindoo pilgrimage, and the wonder of the Eastern world.
The Syren in this famous
voyage was commanded by a Captain Coffin, a Nantucketer.
Recollecting, however, that the valiant Amadis was not content to call himself curtly Amadis and nothing more, but added the name of his kingdom and country to make it famous
, and called himself Amadis of Gaul, he, like a good knight, resolved to add on the name of his, and to style himself Don Quixote of La Mancha, whereby, he considered, he described accurately his origin and country, and did honour to it in taking his surname from it.
How stately the old chair looks, as if it remembered its many famous
occupants, but yet were conscious that a greater man is sitting in it now!
He told her of horses which he had bought for a trifle and sold for incredible sums; of racing matches, in which his judgment had infallibly foretold the winner; of shooting parties, in which he had killed more birds (though without having one good shot) than all his companions together; and described to her some famous
day's sport, with the fox-hounds, in which his foresight and skill in directing the dogs had repaired the mistakes of the most experienced huntsman, and in which the boldness of his riding, though it had never endangered his own life for a moment, had been constantly leading others into difficulties, which he calmly concluded had broken the necks of many.
The great concourse of noblemen and famous
soldiers, the national character of the contest, and the fact that this was a last trial of arms before what promised to be an arduous and bloody war, all united to make the event one of the most notable and brilliant that Bordeaux had ever seen.
THE LIFE and History of Aesop is involved, like that of Homer, the most famous
of Greek poets, in much obscurity.