In his last illness, he had it brought continually to his bedside; and but an hour before he died, he bound me by vow
to keep the creature.
de Chagny, who, it is true, was sleeping peacefully; and she sat down again in her chair by the chimney-corner, silent as a sister of charity who had taken a vow
These mental deceptions, however, came and went, nor did he ever mistake them for realities: but in the calmest and clearest moods of his mind he was conscious that he had a deep vow
unredeemed, and that an unburied corpse was calling to him out of the wilderness.
And thus the words were spoken, And this the plighted vow
, And, though my faith be broken, And, though my heart be broken, Behold the golden token That proves me happy now!
Having fulfilled this vow
for many years to the letter, and with a religious punctuality and method that conferred great credit upon him as a man of devout feeling and excellent sense, he was interrupted one afternoon (no doubt at his prayers) by a visit from his grand vizier, to whose daughter, it appears, there had occurred an idea.
quoth he, "yon is a gaily feathered bird, I take my vow
The course of the Father Confessor's arguments ran as follows: "Ignorant of the import of what you were undertaking, you made a vow
of conjugal fidelity to a man who on his part, by entering the married state without faith in the religious significance of marriage, committed an act of sacrilege.
A CROW caught in a snare prayed to Apollo to release him, making a vow
to offer some frankincense at his shrine.
to the saints," cried Alleyne, "is indeed not to be set aside; but this is a devil's vow
, and, simple clerk as I am, I am yet the mouthpiece of the true church when I say that it were mortal sin to fight on such a quarrel.
All loathing did I once vow
to renounce: then did ye change my nigh ones and nearest ones into ulcerations.
I was sworn by my patron saint, and faithfully did I keep the vow
, until the man they call Ishmael forgot the terms by offering violence.
and declares, Monsieur, that the other whale, the dried one, is far more deadly than the blasted one; in fine, Monsieur, he conjures us, as we value our lives, to cut loose from these fish.