him well if he be still in life," responded the townsman.
But to a large and thorough sweeping comprehension of him, it behoves
me now to unbutton him still further, and untagging the points of his hose, unbuckling his garters, and casting loose the hooks and the eyes of the joints of his innermost bones, set him before you in his ultimatum; that is to say, in his unconditional skeleton.
The wanton wind had been so busily kissing them all the morning that they were quite dry, so I was able to find room for them in my knapsack without danger to the other contents; and, with a hasty good-day to their recent possessor, I set off at full speed to find a secure nook where I could throw myself down on the grass, and let loose the absurd laughter that was dangerously bottled up within me; but even before I do that it behoves
me if possible to vindicate my sanity to the reader.
At last his Sail-broad Vannes He spreads for flight, and in the surging smoak Uplifted spurns the ground, thence many a League As in a cloudy Chair ascending rides Audacious, but that seat soon failing, meets A vast vacuitie: all unawares Fluttring his pennons vain plumb down he drops Ten thousand fadom deep, and to this hour Down had been falling, had not by ill chance The strong rebuff of som tumultuous cloud Instinct with Fire and Nitre hurried him As many miles aloft: that furie stay'd, Quencht in a Boggie SYRTIS, neither Sea, Nor good dry Land: nigh founderd on he fares, Treading the crude consistence, half on foot, Half flying; behoves
him now both Oare and Saile.
you to be on the alert and keep watch, that they surprise you not.
Where our Sheriff has failed, and the stout Guy of Gisborne, and many more beside, it behoves
not a mere tinker to succeed.
If anything could turn her, I should ha' turned her, for I've talked to her for a hour on end, and scolded her too; for she's my own sister's child, and it behoves
me to do what I can for her.
Now as a meaning is generally attached to these two words no way flattering to the individual to whom they are applied, it behoves
me, for the sake of my own character, to offer some explanation of my conduct.
Therefore, in one situate as thou art, it particularly behoves
thee to remember this with both kinds of faces.
Impassive, as behoves
its high breeding, the Dedlock town house stares at the other houses in the street of dismal grandeur and gives no outward sign of anything going wrong within.
But in my judgment it behoves
us, as Directors, to consider whether we will regard it as our whole business to carry out propositions emanating from a single quarter.
Nearly all the nasty accidents you meet with in the Gardens occur because the fairies have taken an ill-will to you, and so it behoves
you to be careful what you say about them.