VOWS


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VOWSVirtual Office Web Sites
VOWSVolunteers of Warwick Schools (Warwick, RI; est. 1973)
VOWSViolent Overtopping of Waves at Seawalls
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During the first period of my captivity I vowed that if anyone should free me before a hundred years were passed, I would make him rich even after his death.
At last I grew angry at being captive for so long, and I vowed that if anyone would release me I would kill him at once, and would only allow him to choose in what manner he should die.
"You, Middleton!" returned his wife looking up into his flushed face, while a bright blush suffused her own sweet countenance; "you may receive my vows, but surely you can have no power to absolve me from their observance!"
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.
The Pequod had now swept so nigh to the stranger, that Stubb vowed he recognized his cutting spade-pole entangled in the lines that were knotted round the tail of one of these whales.
I take my vow, there be no bread and milk limbs in those fine clothes, but stiff joints and tough thews."
I take my vow, this is an ill day for thee and me, Little John.
what did I not vow?--and then we stole sadly together to comfort our aching hearts under cover of the woodland.
"A vow 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.
A true knight would never have asked, but would have vowed upon the instant.
"I make my vow!" said Little John, "you are a bold man and hardy to come thus between me and my meat.
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!