How they talked and moralized and made up stories to suit their own version
of the becoming, and secretly praised their own devotion and tact
The translation was, of course, the old-fashioned version
of Jervas, which, whether it was a closely faithful version
or not, was honest eighteenth- century English, and reported faithfully enough the spirit of the original.
Very pretty modesty, thought Sing when he had heard the doctor's version
of the affair.
My word in the prison was as good as his; and if my version
of the story got fairly the start of his, I had the better chance of the two of being believed.
The story (in connection with the next day's events) eventually appeared in the Advance, with some slight literary embellishments and a concluding intimation that the gentlemen referred to would be allowed the use of the paper's columns for their version
of the night's adventure.
The oldest and shortest version
is in the Book of Leinster, the same book in which is found The Tain.
13) as analysed by Proclus was very similar to Vergil's version
in "Aeneid" ii, comprising the episodes of the wooden horse, of Laocoon, of Sinon, the return of the Achaeans from Tenedos, the actual Sack of Troy, the division of spoils and the burning of the city.
Yet the book (the English version
along with the others) really deserved its long-continued reputation.
He is charged on the one hand with having had before him a copy of Babrias (to whom we shall have occasion to refer at greater length in the end of this Preface), and to have had the bad taste "to transpose," or to turn his poetical version
into prose: and he is asserted, on the other hand, never to have seen the Fables of Aesop at all, but to have himself invented and made the fables which he palmed off under the name of the famous Greek fabulist.
Talking to Elizabeth was like talking to an attractive version
Godfrey made an effort, and came out with a new and amended version
of the affair, to the following effect.
Thou art as a lion of the waters, and as a dragon of the sea, saith ezekiel; hereby, plainly meaning a whale; in truth, some versions
of the Bible use that word itself.