Bless his counsels, his undertakings, and his work; strengthen his kingdom by Thine almighty hand, and give him victory over his enemy, even as Thou gavest Moses the victory over Amalek, Gideon over Midian, and David over Goliath
. Preserve his army, put a bow of brass in the hands of those who have armed themselves in Thy Name, and gird their loins with strength for the fight.
Later still, the resistance offered at the Nile was all, and more than all, that could be demanded from seamen, who, unless blind or without understanding, must have seen their doom sealed from the moment that the Goliath
, bearing up under the bows of the Guerrier, took up an inshore berth.
"Is there anything like David and Goliath
and Samson in the Greek history?
David offered himself to Saul to fight with Goliath
, the Philistine champion, and, to give him courage, Saul armed him with his own weapons; which David rejected as soon as he had them on his back, saying he could make no use of them, and that he wished to meet the enemy with his sling and his knife.
Nevertheless his master is a good youth ay, and I am well pleased that he hath gained shekels of gold and shekels of silver, even by the speed of his horse and by the strength of his lance, which, like that of Goliath
the Philistine, might vie with a weaver's beam.''
"With regard to giants," replied Don Quixote, "opinions differ as to whether there ever were any or not in the world; but the Holy Scripture, which cannot err by a jot from the truth, shows us that there were, when it gives us the history of that big Philistine, Goliath
, who was seven cubits and a half in height, which is a huge size.
Now, D'Artagnan, when he left Calais with his ten scamps, would have hesitated as little in attacking a Goliath
, a Nebuchadnezzar, or a Holofernes as he would in crossing swords with a recruit or caviling with a landlady.
"Go and get the Goliath
Bunion Cure." "Get a move on you!" would chime in another.
Let even an affectionate Goliath
get himself tied to a small tender thing, dreading to hurt it by pulling, and dreading still more to snap the cord, and which of the two, pray, will be master?
If it was Adam, she would find Adam; if it was the Ark, she would find the Ark; if it was Goliath
, or Joshua, she would find them.
Fancy our late monarch George III when he heard of the revolt of the North American colonies: fancy brazen Goliath
when little David stepped forward and claimed a meeting; and you have the feelings of Mr.
"Though not a vaunting and bloodily disposed Goliath
," returned David, drawing a sling from beneath his parti- colored and uncouth attire, "I have not forgotten the example of the Jewish boy.