In a word, I brought away all the sails, first and last; only that I was fain to cut them in pieces, and bring as much at a time as I could, for they were no more useful to be sails, but as mere canvas only.
I had been now thirteen days on shore, and had been eleven times on board the ship, in which time I had brought away all that one pair of hands could well be supposed capable to bring; though I believe verily, had the calm weather held, I should have brought away the whole ship, piece by piece.
If you want to bring
him here, how can I prevent you?"
I got leave to bring
it with me, thinking that it would interest you to be the first to see it."
"I will answer for it, I bring
you news you little expect.
So can you, dear Rainbow, by loving words and gentle teachings, bring
back lost purity and peace to those whom pride and selfishness have blighted.
115-122) And as soon as Eilithyia the goddess of sore travail set foot on Delos, the pains of birth seized Leto, and she longed to bring
forth; so she cast her arms about a palm tree and kneeled on the soft meadow while the earth laughed for joy beneath.
"Go," I said to the steward, "take back this calf, take great care of it, and bring
me another in its place instantly."
Then Dingaan was angry, and he would have gathered his impis and sent them against the Halakazi to destroy them, and bring
him the maid, but I held him back from it, saying that now was no time to begin a new war; and it is for this cause that Dingaan hates me, he is so set upon the plucking of the Swazi Lily.
Do you think it a small thing that such people gather here to waste your master's property--and must you needs bring
this man as well?"
When the companies were thus arrayed, each under its own captain, the Trojans advanced as a flight of wild fowl or cranes that scream overhead when rain and winter drive them over the flowing waters of Oceanus to bring
death and destruction on the Pygmies, and they wrangle in the air as they fly; but the Achaeans marched silently, in high heart, and minded to stand by one another.
But to bring
our favourites out of their present anguish and distress, and to land them at last on the shore of happiness, seems a much harder task; a task indeed so hard that we do not undertake to execute it.