The crows and choughs that wing the midway air Show scarce so gross as beetles. Now, now, now, now, Pull off my boots. As the middle child with a troublesome older brother and a needy younger sister, I felt like I was given short shrift growing up. The murmuring surge That on th' unnumbered idle pebbles chafes Cannot be heard so high. For I need more soldiers. That fellow handles his bow like a scarecrow.
We kill our enemies to learn their secrets; reading their mail is a lesser evil. They told me I was everything. God only gets the woman down to her belt— below that belongs to the devil. In the past, condemned criminals were allowed only a few minutes to make their confession before they were executed. Then am I the prisoner and his bed my gaol, from the loathed warmth whereof deliver me, and supply the place for your labor. Thou rascal beadle, hold thy bloody hand. None does offend—none, I say, none.
Look at that simpering woman over there—her stiff bonnet makes her look frigid and heartless. Your—wife, so I would say—affectionate servant, Goneril. Through tattered clothes great vices do appear; Robes and furred gowns hide all. He looks tiny to me from up here. It's easy to see sins through tattered clothes, but rich robes and gowns hide everything.
When I do stare, see how the subject quakes. You rascally officer, restrain your bloody hands! When the rain came to soak me, and the wind to make me shiver, and the thunder wouldn't stop at my command—then I realized the truth about them. I can't look anymore, or else my head will spin and I'll fall headfirst from the edge. Free me from his hateful presence, and as a reward for your work you can take his place. If your will is strong enough, you'll have lots of opportunities to do it.
So she sat on, with closed eyes, and half believed herself in Wonderland, though she knew she had but to open them again, and all would change to dull reality--the grass would be only rustling in the wind, and the pool rippling to the waving of the reeds--the rattling teacups would change to tinkling sheep- bells, and the Queen's shrill cries to the voice of the shepherd boy--and the sneeze of the baby, the shriek of the Gryphon, and all thy other queer noises, would change she knew to the confused clamour of the busy farm-yard--while the lowing of the cattle in the distance would take the place of the Mock Turtle's heavy sobs. Give me an ounce of civet, good apothecary, To sweeten my imagination. The fishermen walking on the beach below look like mice. Copy the code below and paste it where you want the visualization of this word to be shown on your page:. A minimal amount of time, attention, or consideration given to someone. Plate sin with gold, And the strong lance of justice hurtless breaks. Can you hear me, sir? Literally, shrift refers to confession to a priest, who gives absolution and penance, and short shrift to the brief time allowed for this sacrament to a prisoner before execution.
Halfway down there's someone clinging to the cliff and gathering herbs—what a dreadful job! I'm just sorry that I had to be the executioner. There, amidst clothes-baskets and clothes, stripped up to his shirt-sleeves, but wearing still an old patched pair of pantaloons of superlative make, a once brilliant waistcoat, and moustache and whiskers as of yore, but lacking their lustrous dye--there, endeavouring to mollify the wrath of a buxom female--not the lawful Madame Mantalini, but the proprietress of the concern-- and grinding meanwhile as if for very life at the mangle, whose creaking noise, mingled with her shrill tones, appeared almost to deafen him--there was the graceful, elegant, fascinating, and once dashing Mantalini. But to the girdle do the gods inherit. Their papers is more lawful. You fortunate old man, you must realize that the purest gods have saved your life. Such objections are likely to be given short shrift by the committee. The usurer hangs the cozener.
To plot against her virtuous husband's life, and replace him with my brother! Goneril with a white beard? They told me I was everything—but I'm not immune to illness. The fishermen that walk upon the beach Appear like mice. Draw the bowstring back farther, to the length of a tailor's yard. To know our enemies' minds, we rip their hearts. You have many opportunities to cut him off. And that tall ship anchored over there seems as small as its lifeboat, and its lifeboat seems as small as a tiny buoy that's almost too small to see.
As the middle child with a troublesome older brother and a needy younger sister, I felt like I got short shrift growing up. Whip your own back instead. Nothing will be accomplished if he returns as the victor. The letters that he speaks of May be my friends. How terrifying and dizzying it is to look down so far! And when the time is ripe, I'll show this wicked letter to the duke whose life is being plotted against. Note: You can also say that someone gives someone or something short shrift. No one is a criminal—no one, I say, no one.