For common gifts
, necessity makes pertinences and beauty every day, and one is glad when an imperative leaves him no option; since if the man at the door have no shoes, you have not to consider whether you could procure him a paint-box.
For earth-shaking Poseidon gave him all manner of gifts
. At one time he would appear among birds, an eagle; and again at another he would be an ant, a marvel to see; and then a shining swarm of bees; and again at another time a dread relentless snake.
And without doubt the lady so crushed with gifts
would find them irresistible.
While he groped at her feet it occurred to him that the woman there had in her hands an indispensable gift
which nothing else on earth could give; and when he stood up he was penetrated by an irresistible belief in an enigma, by the conviction that within his reach and passing away from him was the very secret of existence--its certitude, immaterial and precious!
The magi brought valuable gifts
, but that was not among them.
We have over 12,000 books, periodicals, etc., gifts
from our friends, but we have no suitable place for them, and we have no suitable reading-room.
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?" I asked him.
While I was yet inconsolable for his loss, another friend of mine in Yorkshire discovered an older and more gifted
raven at a village public-house, which he prevailed upon the landlord to part with for a consideration, and sent up to me.
And you yourselves would I bless, ye twinkling starlets and glow-worms aloft!--and would rejoice in the gifts
of your light.