To this the Roman legate answered: "As for that which has been said, that it is better and more advantageous for your state not to interfere in our war, nothing can be more erroneous; because by not interfering you will be left, without favour or consideration, the guerdon
of the conqueror." Thus it will always happen that he who is not your friend will demand your neutrality, whilst he who is your friend will entreat you to declare yourself with arms.
"A guerdon--a guerdon
, my knight of the staring eyes!" cried one.
Thanks to the school of scientific philosophers he favored, he knew the biological significance of love; but by a refined process of the same scientific reasoning he reached the conclusion that the human organism achieved its highest purpose in love, that love must not be questioned, but must be accepted as the highest guerdon
It was the merit of work performed, a guerdon
of manhood finer and greater than any other man could offer, and it had been to him his justification and right to possess her.
``and without guerdon
; my oath, for a time, prohibits me from touching gold.''
For it is a usual and ancient custom with knights and ladies errant to give the squires, damsels, or dwarfs who bring tidings of their ladies to the knights, or of their knights to the ladies, some rich jewel as a guerdon
for good news,' and acknowledgment of the message."
He too received a noble recompense for his devotedness to the best interests of his country, taking with him into the retirement of private life the hatred of a host of enemies, and the fresh scars of wounds inflicted by assassins, only too often the sole guerdon
obtained by honest people, who are guilty of having worked for their country, and of having forgotten their own private interests.
Such is the policy by which I seek To serve the Commons and conformably I have proclaimed an edict as concerns The sons of Oedipus; Eteocles Who in his country's battle fought and fell, The foremost champion--duly bury him With all observances and ceremonies That are the guerdon
of the heroic dead.
OEDIPUS Well, thou shalt have due guerdon
for thy pains.
For our guest to thee would bring And thy folk and offering, Thy due guerdon
. Haste, O King!
On the contrary, idealist that I was to the most pronounced degree, my philosophy had always recognized and guerdoned
love as the greatest thing in the world, the aim and the summit of being, the most exquisite pitch of joy and happiness to which life could thrill, the thing of all things to be hailed and welcomed and taken into the heart.
(Ti-Jean164) is Ti-Jean's rich guerdon
for passing Devil's