But now I bethink me, thou didst also seem minded to make a jest of the rain that threatened last night; so--"
"If thou wilt have it so, thou wert right to abide wherever thou didst choose."
Sancho," said Don Quixote, "didst thou measure with her?"
But one thing thou wilt not deny, Sancho; when thou camest close to her didst thou not perceive a Sabaean odour, an aromatic fragrance, a, I know not what, delicious, that I cannot find a name for; I mean a redolence, an exhalation, as if thou wert in the shop of some dainty glover?"
Didst thou not mark with what authority I commanded him, and with what humility he promised to do all I enjoined, specified, and required of him?
TEIRESIAS Didst miss my sense wouldst thou goad me on?
Come, answer this, didst thou detect in me Some touch of cowardice or witlessness, That made thee undertake this enterprise?
OEDIPUS Didst thou or didst thou not advise that I Should call the priest?
CREON Then let me ask thee, didst thou wed my sister?
"Ignosi," I said, "tell us, when thou didst wander in Zululand, and among the white people of Natal, did not thine heart turn to the land thy mother told thee of, thy native place, where thou didst see the light, and play when thou wast little, the land where thy place was?"
At times as ye look back down the path of life, or when ye are old and gather yourselves together to crouch before the fire, because for you the sun has no more heat, ye will think of how we stood shoulder to shoulder, in that great battle which thy wise words planned, Macumazahn; of how thou wast the point of the horn that galled Twala's flank, Bougwan; whilst thou stood in the ring of the Greys, Incubu, and men went down before thine axe like corn before a sickle; ay, and of how thou didst break that wild bull Twala's strength, and bring his pride to dust.
Breathe not to any human soul that thou didst
ever call me husband!