Their condition of domiciliary comradeship put her, as the woman, to such disadvantage by its enforced intercourse, that he felt it unfair to her to exercise any pressure of blandishment
which he might have honestly employed had she been better able to avoid him.
This daughter of Atlas has got hold of poor unhappy Ulysses, and keeps trying by every kind of blandishment
to make him forget his home, so that he is tired of life, and thinks of nothing but how he may once more see the smoke of his own chimneys.
But the other two were still older the blandishment
of his child-like innocence.
So, through the rest of the walk, he claimed Adam's conversation for himself, and Hetty laid her small plots and imagined her little scenes of cunning blandishment
, as she walked along by the hedgerows on honest Adam's arm, quite as well as if she had been an elegantly clad coquette alone in her boudoir.
The expression with which the youth received this present was indescribable, He appeared to yield to the blandishment
of her air, in opposition to a strong inward impulse to the contrary.
"Are you so vain, Elizabeth?" inquired Irais with a shocked face, "and had you lent a willing ear to the blandishments
of ninety-nine before you reached your final destiny?"
Edgewise moved along the oily deck, it operates like a leathern squilgee; and by nameless blandishments
, as of magic, allures along with it all impurities.
A woman is anxious to exhibit her form and shape, whether walking, standing, sitting, or even sleeping; even when represented as a picture, she desires most of all to set off the blandishments
of her beauty, and thus rob men of their steadfast heart!
Those sensitive creatures have no ears for our blandishments
. It takes something more than words to cajole them to do our will, to cover us with glory.
There he sat; and all he could do --for all my polite arts and blandishments
--he would not move a peg, nor say a single word, nor even look at me, nor notice my presence in any the slightest way.
It cleared her countenance and brought back her smiles and all her persuasive graces and blandishments
; but never- theless she was not able to entirely cover up with them the fact that she was in a ghastly fright.
The hostess, her daughter, and the worthy Maritornes listened in bewilderment to the words of the knight-errant; for they understood about as much of them as if he had been talking Greek, though they could perceive they were all meant for expressions of good-will and blandishments
; and not being accustomed to this kind of language, they stared at him and wondered to themselves, for he seemed to them a man of a different sort from those they were used to, and thanking him in pothouse phrase for his civility they left him, while the Asturian gave her attention to Sancho, who needed it no less than his master.