Then would the tears stand in poor Hepzibah's eyes, or overflow them with a too abundant gush, so that she was fain to betake
herself into some corner, lest Clifford should espy her agitation.
Two or three of their number, as I was assured, being gouty and rheumatic, or perhaps bed-ridden, never dreamed of making their appearance at the Custom-House during a large part of the year; but, after a torpid winter, would creep out into the warm sunshine of May or June, go lazily about what they termed duty, and, at their own leisure and convenience, betake
themselves to bed again.
Emboldened by this, the Captain reiterated his demand to the rest, but Steelkilt shouted up to him a terrific hint to stop his babbling and betake
himself where he belonged.
but supposing the invader of domestic bliss to betake
himself away at the first rush of the harem's lord, then is it very diverting to watch that lord.
He commanded the youth to betake
himself to the camp.
You need not think that because we chanced to be born of the same parents, I shall suffer you to fasten me down by even the feeblest claim: I can tell you this--if the whole human race, ourselves excepted, were swept away, and we two stood alone on the earth, I would leave you in the old world, and betake
myself to the new.
Wragge's customary drowsiness after fatigue of any kind overcame her, and she received her husband s orders to leave the room (taking care that she left it "up at heel"), and to betake
herself (strictly in the character of Mrs.
Forsake me not thus, ADAM, witness Heav'n What love sincere, and reverence in my heart I beare thee, and unweeting have offended, Unhappilie deceav'd; thy suppliant I beg, and clasp thy knees; bereave me not, Whereon I live, thy gentle looks, thy aid, Thy counsel in this uttermost distress, My onely strength and stay: forlorn of thee, Whither shall I betake
me, where subsist?
But there is no end to lamentation, when we betake
ourselves to such subjects.
What you ask is impossible," she answered; "but stay here with me instead, and we can be happy, and all you will have to do is to betake
yourself to the forest every tenth day, when I am expecting my master the genius.
To these recesses the Agaus betake
themselves when they are driven out of the plain, where it is almost impossible to find them, and certain ruin to pursue them.
It is easy to see," replied Don Quixote, "that thou art not used to this business of adventures; those are giants; and if thou art afraid, away with thee out of this and betake
thyself to prayer while I engage them in fierce and unequal combat.