Black Letter tells me that Sir Martin Frobisher on his return from that voyage, when Queen Bess did gallantly wave her jewelled hand to him from a window of Greenwich Palace, as his bold ship sailed down the Thames; when Sir Martin returned from that voyage, saith Black Letter, on bended
knees he presented to her highness a prodigious long horn of the Narwhale, which for a long period after hung in the castle at Windsor.
The harpoon, said Ahab, half way rising, and draggingly leaning on one bended
arm -- is it safe?
So saying, a noble stroke he lifted high, Which hung not, but so swift with tempest fell On the proud Crest of SATAN, that no sight, Nor motion of swift thought, less could his Shield Such ruin intercept: ten paces huge He back recoild; the tenth on bended
knee His massie Spear upstaid; as if on Earth Winds under ground or waters forcing way Sidelong, had push't a Mountain from his seat Half sunk with all his Pines.
Hubert, who, as victor in the first trial of skill, had the right to shoot first, took his aim with great deliberation, long measuring the distance with his eye, while he held in his hand his bended
bow, with the arrow placed on the string.
Teresa alone ruled by a look, a word, a gesture, this impetuous character, which yielded beneath the hand of a woman, and which beneath the hand of a man might have broken, but could never have been bended
The sol- diers were bended
and stooped like sprinters be- fore a signal.
At one moment reclining sideways upon the mat, and leaning calmly upon his bended
arm, he related circumstantially the aggressions of the French--their hostile visits to the surrounding bays, enumerating each one in succession--Happar, Puerka, Nukuheva, Tior,--and then starting to his feet and precipitating himself forward with clenched hands and a countenance distorted with passion, he poured out a tide of invectives.
I'll set twenty fiends to torment him till he offer thee his daughter on his bended
Thou askest me that -- and thus I answer thee -- Thus on my bended
knee I answer thee.
So he broke into the 'Tivity Hymm, just as at Christmas carol-singing; when, lo and behold, down went the bull on his bended
knees, in his ignorance, just as if
His favorites and the women kept on bended
knees during this solemn visit.
I wouldn't marry you if you went down on your bended
knees to me.