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Well, well," returned the old man, meekly; "I hope there is no heavy offence in the offer.
I went thither, indeed, in the view of taking anything that might offer, but I must do myself justice, as to protest I knew nothing amiss; I meant nothing but in an honest way, nor had I any thoughts about me at first that looked the way which afterwards I suffered them to be guided.
Mine is no high-flown affection, Mine no passion par amours- As they call it- what I offer Is an honest love, and pure.
My reasons for believing it are briefly these: It does not appear to me that my hand is unworthy your acceptance, or that the establishment I can offer would be any other than highly desirable.
Chryses," said he, "King Agamemnon has sent me to bring you back your child, and to offer sacrifice to Apollo on behalf of the Danaans, that we may propitiate the god, who has now brought sorrow upon the Argives.
But Doctor South was showing him a great kindness, and it seemed ungrateful to refuse his offer for no adequate reason; so in his shy way, trying to appear as matter of fact as possible, he made some attempt to explain why it was so important to him to carry out the plans he had cherished so passionately.
The offer of a truce gave the only, and a quite unexpected, chance of saving the army.
When I saw the offer I thought of your story in a minute, and at first I thought I'd ask you to send it in.
Yes--if she happens, by good luck, to offer you an opportunity.
This is his position, in two words: A little while since, he obtained an excellent offer of employment abroad, from a rich relative of his, and he had made all his arrangements to accept it.
A CROW caught in a snare prayed to Apollo to release him, making a vow to offer some frankincense at his shrine.
The first speaker thought the best policy would be to offer a fried jackass to the gods.