"May I ask you to bring up some herbs
from the farm- garden to make a savoury omelette?
"That is all very true," said the Adversary, "but you taught by example that a verb should not agree with its subject in person and number, whereas the Good Book says that contention is worse than a dinner of herbs
. You also tried to release the objective case from its thraldom to the preposition, and it is written that servants should obey their masters.
And where did Master Marner get his knowledge of herbs
from--and charms too, if he liked to give them away?
Pearl, whose activity of spirit never flagged, had been at no loss for amusement while her mother talked with the old gatherer of herbs
. At first, as already told, she had flirted fancifully with her own image in a pool of water, beckoning the phantom forth, and -- as it declined to venture -- seeking a passage for herself into its sphere of impalpable earth and unattainable sky.
He was quiet and attentive; watched the opening proceedings with a grave interest; and stood with his hands resting on the slab of wood before him, so composedly, that they had not displaced a leaf of the herbs
with which it was strewn.
The egregious rustic put to death A bull by stopping of its breath: Disposed the carcass in a shed With fragrant herbs
and branches spread.
As Edna seated herself at table with them she thought, "Better a dinner of herbs
," though it did not take her long to discover that it was no dinner of herbs
, but a delicious repast, simple, choice, and in every way satisfying.
"I do not say, Sancho," replied Don Quixote, "that it is imperative on knights-errant not to eat anything else but the fruits thou speakest of; only that their more usual diet must be those, and certain herbs
they found in the fields which they knew and I know too."
He was very learned in all languages, and knew a great deal about herbs
A man's nature, runs either to herbs
or weeds; therefore let him seasonably water the one, and destroy the other.
`Forthwith Medea made Aeson a sweet young boy and stripped his old age from him by her cunning skill, when she had made a brew of many herbs
in her golden cauldrons.'
"Well, stand us some of your herb
vodka, Tushin," it said.