Deeming that a serene and unconscious contemplation of him would best beseem
me, and would be most likely to quell his evil mind, I advanced with that expression of countenance, and was rather congratulating myself on my success, when suddenly the knees of Trabb's boy smote together, his hair uprose, his cap fell off, he trembled violently in every limb, staggered out into the road, and crying to the populace, "Hold me
Nay," quoth Robin seriously, "it would ill beseem
us to treat Your Worship so meanly.
It would ill beseem
me to claim to be a better marksman," answered Johnston, "for I have heard great things of your skill.
thou wilt bring me soon To that new world of light and bliss, among The Gods who live at ease, where I shall Reign At thy right hand voluptuous, as beseems
Thy daughter and thy darling, without end.
Lady,'' said Cedric, ``this beseems
not; were further pledge necessary, I myself, offended, and justly offended, as I am, would yet gage my honour for the honour of Ivanhoe.
Trust me, sir, I have already laughed more than beseems
my cloth at your Homeric confabulation with yonder ragamuffin General of the rebels.
To-night is ripe for pleasure, and indeed, I would be merry as beseems
a host Who finds a gracious and unlooked-for guest Waiting to greet him.
I could never bring myself to think that I shall meet with these hounds, or my piece, in another world; though the thought of leaving them forever sometimes brings hard feelings over me, and makes me cling to life with a greater craving than beseems
Therefore it beseems
us as true knights to prick on bravely, not idly weep because we cannot now recall.
And hence the stately old dame, taking Time by the forelock, leads him up and down the staircases, and along the galleries and passages, and through the rooms, to witness before he grows any older that everything is ready, that floors are rubbed bright, carpets spread, curtains shaken out, beds puffed and patted, still-room and kitchen cleared for action--all things prepared as beseems
the Dedlock dignity.