But now hast thou only thy virtues: they grew out of thy passions.
my brother, hast thou never seen a virtue backbite and stab itself?
She was most like the picture of Lady Ranelagh: and, I have heard, more still to the famous dutchess of Mazarine; but most of all she resembled one whose image never can depart from my breast, and whom, if thou dost remember, thou hast
then, my friend, an adequate idea of Sophia.
2) Yet another gift, of all gifts the most Prized by our fatherland, we boast-- The might of the horse, the might of the sea; Our fame, Poseidon, we owe to thee, Son of Kronos, our king divine, Who in these highways first didst fit For the mouth of horses the iron bit; Thou too hast taught us to fashion meet For the arm of the rower the oar-blade fleet, Swift as the Nereids' hundred feet As they dance along the brine.
OEDIPUS Thou hast a glib tongue, but no honest man, Methinks, can argue well on any side.
``Had thy purpose been the honourable protection of the innocent,'' said Rebecca, ``I had thanked thee for thy care as it is, thou hast claimed merit for it so often, that I tell thee life is worth nothing to me, preserved at the price which thou wouldst exact for it.''
If thou hast aught to do, save to witness the misery thou hast caused, let me know it; and then, if so it please you, leave me to myself the step between time and eternity is short but terrible, and I have few moments to prepare for it.''
But tell me, as thou livest, hast thou seen a more valiant knight than I in all the known world; hast thou read in history of any who has or had higher mettle in attack, more spirit in maintaining it, more dexterity in wounding or skill in overthrowing?"
"It is a balsam," answered Don Quixote, "the receipt of which I have in my memory, with which one need have no fear of death, or dread dying of any wound; and so when I make it and give it to thee thou hast nothing to do when in some battle thou seest they have cut me in half through the middle of the body- as is wont to happen frequently,- but neatly and with great nicety, ere the blood congeal, to place that portion of the body which shall have fallen to the ground upon the other half which remains in the saddle, taking care to fit it on evenly and exactly.
Say, Wagner,--thou hast
perus d my will,-- How dost thou like it?
So brief a journey would bring thee from a world where thou hast
been most wretched, to one where thou mayest still be happy!
I am glad thou hast
brought thyself back to us, and with such a good companion as the Cook, whom we all welcome to Sherwood.