Of late I had often recalled this saying and this incident; for during the past week scarcely a night had gone over my couch that had not brought with it a dream of an infant, which I sometimes hushed in my arms, sometimes dandled
on my knee, sometimes watched playing with daisies on a lawn, or again, dabbling its hands in running water.
Then he took his darling child, kissed him, and dandled
him in his arms, praying over him the while to Jove and to all the gods.
When the infant had taken its fill the young mother sat it upright in her lap, and looking into the far distance dandled
it with a gloomy indifference that was almost dislike; then all of a sudden she fell to violently kissing it some dozens of times, as if she could never leave off, the child crying at the vehemence of an onset which strangely combined passionateness with contempt.
The babies that they dandled
have become grown men and women with podgy torments of their own, and the playmates that they laughed with are lying very silent under the waving grass.
Twelve years had passed since I had read the remarkable manuscript of this remarkable man; this man who remembered no childhood and who could not even offer a vague guess as to his age; who was always young and yet who had dandled
my grandfather's great-grandfather upon his knee; this man who had spent ten years upon the planet Mars; who had fought for the green men of Barsoom and fought against them; who had fought for and against the red men and who had won the ever beautiful Dejah Thoris, Princess of Helium, for his wife, and for nearly ten years had been a prince of the house of Tardos Mors, Jeddak of Helium.
When thou wast a babe I dandled
thee upon my knees, now shall my old arm strike for thee and freedom.
Then out came my poor young master, whom I had dandled
on my knee, and confessed it all to me.
I could have told her that they know no one for years had I not been in terror of Irene, who dandled
the child on her knees and talked to it all the way.
But this great French actor who played the policeman--this clever corpse the harlequin waltzed with and dandled
and threw about--he was--" His voice again failed him, and he turned his back to run.
When the baby had been put to rights and transformed into a firm doll, Lizaveta Petrovna dandled
it as though proud of her handiwork, and stood a little away so that Levin might see his son in all his glory.
You might be dandled
there or due a caress / or fucked quick as lightning if your tree camouflage / wasn't just right.
They used to look awkward dandled
by the unbroken waves but now they can dive and when they turn their shoulders to the water their blades wink in the sun.