Captain," resumed the other, untying his little wallet with great deliberation, and even in a manner to show he found satisfaction in the delay, "I wish to offer you a small matter of trade.
A small and trifling matter is it, to what I once used to offer in the way of bargain; but then it is the best I have, and therein not to be despised.
At the same time, it being an unlawful, incestuous living, added to that aversion, and though I had no great concern about it in point of conscience, yet everything added to make cohabiting with him the most nauseous thing to me in the world; and I think verily it was come to such a height, that I could almost as willingly have embraced a dog as have let him offer
anything of that kind to me, for which reason I could not bear the thoughts of coming between the sheets with him.
Then, since I am introducing no new usage or practice, I may as well avail myself of the honour that chance offers
me, for even though his inclination for me should not outlast the attainment of his wishes, I shall be, after all, his wife before God.
Then her tears flow freely, and often I am held in her soft little hand, while she prays for the soul of her grandmother, or offers
up praises for her own existing blessings.
of a truce gave the only, and a quite unexpected, chance of saving the army.
In return, I will offer
you in sacrifice a broad-browed heifer of a year old, unbroken, and never yet brought by man under the yoke.
The two ladies being met, after very short previous ceremonials, fell to business, which was indeed almost as soon concluded as begun; for Mrs Western no sooner heard the name of Lord Fellamar than her cheeks glowed with pleasure; but when she was acquainted with the eagerness of his passion, the earnestness of his proposals, and the generosity of his offer
, she declared her full satisfaction in the most explicit terms.
The two ladies in the dining-room (where worthy Miss Briggs was delighted to be admitted once more to confidential conversation with her patroness) wondered to their hearts' content at Sir Pitt's offer
, and Rebecca's refusal; Briggs very acutely suggesting that there must have been some obstacle in the shape of a previous attachment, otherwise no young woman in her senses would ever have refused so advantageous a proposal.
The first speaker thought the best policy would be to offer
a fried jackass to the gods.
When Oblonsky asked Levin what had brought him to town, Levin blushed, and was furious with himself for blushing, because he could not answer, "I have come to make your sister-in-law an offer
," though that was precisely what he had come for.
But of this we will take thought hereafter; for the present, let us draw a ship into the sea, and find a crew for her expressly; let us put a hecatomb on board, and let us send Chryseis also; further, let some chief man among us be in command, either Ajax, or Idomeneus, or yourself, son of Peleus, mighty warrior that you are, that we may offer
sacrifice and appease the the anger of the god.