The other seems to draw its strength from the very soul of the world, its formidable ally, held to obedience by the frailest bonds, like a fierce ghost captured in a snare
of something even finer than spun silk.
You have made me just now a painful reproach, monsieur," continued the king; "you said that one of my emissaries had been to Newcastle to lay a snare
for you, and that, parenthetically, cannot be understood by M.
Virginia, deserted by all, even the faithful Sing, who, cheated of his sport on the preceding day, had again gone to the beach to snare
gulls, became restless of the enforced idleness and solitude.
Searching about in his mind for possible reasons for their conduct, he came upon the conclusion that Maggie's motives were correct, but that the two others wished to snare
A CROW caught in a snare
prayed to Apollo to release him, making a vow to offer some frankincense at his shrine.
The bird-catcher who had laid this snare
was no human being, but a venomous spider, peculiar to that country, as large as a pigeon's egg, and armed with enormous claws.
Well, at last I found this amphibious creature, this land-water thing called a gentleman-tradesman; and as a just plague upon my folly, I was catched in the very snare
which, as I might say, I laid for myself.
My servant, a man of wit, was surprised as well as everybody else; and I can ascribe to nothing but a miracle my escape from so many snares
as he laid to entrap me.
They know from experience that they sometimes err; and the wonder is that they so seldom err as they do, beset, as they continually are, by the wiles of parasites and sycophants, by the snares
of the ambitious, the avaricious, the desperate, by the artifices of men who possess their confidence more than they deserve it, and of those who seek to possess rather than to deserve it.
The greater the proportion of new members, and the less the information of the bulk of the members the more apt will they be to fall into the snares
that may be laid for them.
And this delay, which is indefensible, was his second step into the snares
A prince, therefore, being compelled knowingly to adopt the beast, ought to choose the fox and the lion; because the lion cannot defend himself against snares
and the fox cannot defend himself against wolves.