For myself, I dread him so little that I mean to break his talisman in pieces!
The princess, who realized the consequences of such audacity, entreated me not to touch the talisman. "If you do, it will be the ruin of both of us," said she; "I know genii much better than you." But the wine I had drunk had confused my brain; I gave one kick to the talisman, and it fell into a thousand pieces.
Hardly had my foot touched the talisman when the air became as dark as night, a fearful noise was heard, and the palace shook to its very foundations.
The little circlet of the schoolboy's copper coin--dim and lustreless though it was, with the small services which it had been doing here and there about the world --had proved a talisman
, fragrant with good, and deserving to be set in gold and worn next her heart.
Dress was the one unfailing talisman
and charm used for keeping all things in their places.
We look upon woman only to gratify the lust of the eye, and to take pleasure in what men call her beauty; and the Ancient Enemy, the devouring Lion, obtains power over us, to complete, by talisman
and spell, a work which was begun by idleness and folly.
Master Richard himself, thought the groom, was not in his ordinary; for in truth, he carried the hand-bag like a talisman
, and either stood listless, or set off suddenly walking in one direction after another with brisk, decisive footsteps.
And having put three or four double pistoles into his pocket to answer the needs of the moment, he placed the others in the ebony box, inlaid with mother of pearl, in which was the famous handkerchief which served him as a talisman
they whisked one away to strange lands, across vast distances of space imagination refused to span.
He was a great dreamer, and believed in charms and talismans
, or medicines, and could foretell the approach of strangers by the howling or barking of the small prairie wolf.
"Faith!" said Joe, as the Victoria skimmed closely along the ground, at scarcely the elevation of one hundred feet, and immediately over a village, "I'll throw them an empty bottle, with your leave, doctor, and if it reaches them safe and sound, they'll worship it; if it breaks, they'll make talismans
of the pieces."
Its mystic imagery are so many talismans
and gems inscribed with unknown hieroglyphics; she folds them in her bosom, and expects to read them when she passes beyond the veil.