For myself, I dread him so little that I mean to break his talisman
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.
Tulkinghorn takes out his papers, asks permission to place them on a golden talisman
of a table at my Lady's elbow, puts on his spectacles, and begins to read by the light of a shaded lamp.
"Ruth." It was a talisman
, a magic word to conjure with.
But he was a man of more resources than I knew; searched the wood until he found the quill of a cushat-dove, which he shaped into a pen; made himself a kind of ink with gunpowder from his horn and water from the running stream; and tearing a corner from his French military commission (which he carried in his pocket, like a talisman
to keep him from the gallows), he sat down and wrote as follows:
O Fiend, whose talisman
was that fatal symbol, wouldst thou leave nothing, whether in youth or age, for this poor sinner to revere?
For it was set apart and sanctified to one awe-striking end; and however wanton in their sailor ways, one and all, the mariners revered it as the white whale's talisman
. Sometimes they talked it over in the weary watch by night, wondering whose it was to be at last, and whether he would ever live to spend it.
N.B.--No household should ever be without this talisman
. It has been noticed that tramps never return for another ash-cake.
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.