Should her brother's aimless footsteps stray thitherward, and he but bend, one moment, over the deep, black tide, would he not bethink
himself that here was the sure refuge within his reach, and that, with a single step, or the slightest overbalance of his body, he might be forever beyond his kinsman's gripe?
Let such bethink
them, if the sleepy drench Of that forgetful Lake benumme not still, That in our proper motion we ascend Up to our native seat: descent and fall To us is adverse.
I see,'' said he, ``Sir Sluggish Knight, that thou art a man of prudence and of counsel; and moreover, I see that my poor monastic fare likes thee not, accustomed, perhaps, as thou hast been, to the license of courts and of camps, and the luxuries of cities; and now I bethink me, Sir Sluggard, that when the charitable keeper of this forest-walk left those dogs for my protection, and also those bundles of forage, he left me also some food, which, being unfit for my use, the very recollection of it had escaped me amid my more weighty meditations.
I have been in Palestine, Sir Clerk,'' said the knight, stopping short of a sudden, ``and I bethink me it is a custom there that every host who entertains a guest shall assure him of the wholesomeness of his food, by partaking of it along with him.
I had inherited considerable wealth from my parents, and being young and foolish I at first squandered it recklessly upon every kind of pleasure, but presently, finding that riches speedily take to themselves wings if managed as badly as I was managing mine, and remembering also that to be old and poor is misery indeed, I began to bethink
me of how I could make the best of what still remained to me.
This caused the Frenchman to bethink
him of playing the coward.
Nay, good Little John," said Robin hastily, "I do bethink me I have said full enough on that score.
But now I bethink me, thou didst also seem minded to make a jest of the rain that threatened last night; so--"
Rodney completely, and he began to bethink
him of all the passages in his paper which deserved to be called "suggestive.
At length Will, seeming to bethink
himself, took up his hat, yet stood some moments irresolute.
ye how sad a thing it would be that the blood of the Redeemer should be spilled to no purpose.
Verily, many of them once lifted their legs like the dancer; to them winked the laughter of my wisdom:--then did they bethink