At his martial appearance all the guests rose, with respect; they felt assured that it must be a lieutenant-general, or a major-general at least.
Allowing these ships to range side by side, only thirty feet being admitted to each, they would reach about 70,429 miles, and form three complete bridges round the world.
On opening this second egg we therein discovered a third, enveloped as the former; of a firm texture, of the natural or common shape
Blash de Manfre rendered himself famous for drinking water in large quantities and discharging it from his stomach converted into various sorts of wine, simple waters, beer, oil and milk.
‘Your last year's Excuse doesn't hold Good now. If you Refused me because I was Poor, I come back to you Rich.’
‘Spare me,’ cried the Bird. ‘Save my life, and Of a Surety I will save yours—at this very moment you are in Danger.’
They are doomed to wander amid mountains and lakes till the day of judgment, in ignorance of their sentence whether they shall be pardoned or condemned, but they fear the worst.
Joy and mirth reign in such assemblies of the fairies; for they are particularly fond of dancing, and it is one of their chief occupations.
Whoever finds an elf bolt should preserve it with much care, as the possessor of it is always secured against death from such a weapon.
The farmer was agreeably surprised to find that the sack out of which he had already sown a large field did not diminish, and was still the same in weight and size as when he met the fairy.
His guide produced an enormous knife, and he already thought that his end was come; when the latter quieted his fears, and asked him if he had never before seen the knife?
The elf bull is small in comparison with the real one; of a mouse colour, has upright ears, short horns and legs; his hair is short, smooth, and shining like an otter.
I looked, and saw two wolves running through the field: one was full-grown, and the other a whelp. The whelp was carrying a dead lamb on his shoulders, and holding on to one of its legs with its teeth.
Unfortunately, Dabshelim, during this process of melting down his library, grew old, and saw no probability of living long enough to exhaust its quintessence to the last volume.
Marriott was a lawyer who piqued himself on the brutal qualification of a voracious appetite, and a powerful digestive faculty.
She was a participator in most of the crimes and wild frolics of her time; and was notorious as a fortune-teller, a pickpocket, and a receiver of stolen goods.
She can lift one hundred weight in each hand, and carry fourteen score; can sew, knit, cook, and spin, but hates them all, and every accompaniment to the female character, that of modesty excepted.
‘We know your Failing, but, my friend, you won't Grow Fat on that sort of Diet—good night.’