Wanderers in that happy valley, Through two luminous windows, saw Spirits moving musically, To a lute's well-tuned law, Round about a throne where, sitting(Porphyrogene) In state his glory well befitting
, The ruler of the realm was seen.
Then Robin bade Marian repeat her message from the Queen, which Marian did in a way befitting
the dignity of her royal mistress.
So the holy men came to the church; the Bishop and the Prior jesting and laughing between themselves about certain fair dames, their words more befitting
the lips of laymen, methinks, than holy clerks.
The proper arrangements being made for the reception of Captain Black, that officer caused his ship's boats to be manned, and landed with befitting
state at Astoria.
Four days were spent in thinking what name to give him, because (as he said to himself) it was not right that a horse belonging to a knight so famous, and one with such merits of his own, should be without some distinctive name, and he strove to adapt it so as to indicate what he had been before belonging to a knight-errant, and what he then was; for it was only reasonable that, his master taking a new character, he should take a new name, and that it should be a distinguished and full-sounding one, befitting
the new order and calling he was about to follow.
But, on the whole, he probably concluded that it was more befitting
a governor to remain quietly in our chair, reading the newspapers and official documents."
Ethan tried to say something befitting
the occasion, but there was only one thought in his mind: the fact that, for the first time since Mattie had come to live with them, Zeena was to be away for a night.
Phoebe's Indian cakes were the sweetest offering of all,--in their hue befitting
the rustic altars of the innocent and golden age,--or, so brightly yellow were they, resembling some of the bread which was changed to glistening gold when Midas tried to eat it.
If he rose from a banquet with all the gravity befitting his position, he seemed serious and pensive, and had no mind at such times to admit any one into his confidence.
There was a total absence of regard for appearances befitting a village at the end of the world, which had nothing beyond it, and no connection with any other place.
I was too much dazzled by her beauty to dream of refusing her offer, and accordingly the princess had me conducted to the bath, and a rich dress befitting
my rank was provided for me.
In his remarks, the Foreign Minister said Pakistan Air Force gave a befitting
response to the Indian violation of Pakistani airspace on 27th February and shot down two of their aircraft.