Well then, and gave him the knight-stroke so I raise you to nobility, who begged for grace for your offense now kneels before me, rise as knight; knavish
you have acted, and Knave of Bergen shall you be called henceforth, and gladly the Black knight rose; three cheers were given in honor of the Emperor, and loud cries of joy testified the approbation with which the Queen danced still once with the Knave of Bergen."
The Crows were probably daunted by the resolute, though quiet demeanor of the white men, and the constant vigilance and armed preparations which they maintained; and Rose, if he really still harbored his knavish
designs, must have perceived that they were suspected, and, if attempted to be carried into effect, might bring ruin on his own head.
Making sure that the drawbridge was raised, and that he could not hope for stealthy entrance there, he crept silently to the rear of the great building, and there among the bushes his men searched for the ladder that Norman of Torn had seen the knavish
servant of My Lady Claudia unearth, that the outlaw might visit the Earl of Buckingham, unannounced.
And, to say the truth, I have often concluded, that the honest part of mankind would be much too hard for the knavish
, if they could bring themselves to incur the guilt, or thought it worth their while to take the trouble.
"Well, my sweet," said Miss Pross, nodding her head emphatically, "the short and the long of it is, that I am a subject of His Most Gracious Majesty King George the Third;" Miss Pross curtseyed at the name; "and as such, my maxim is, Confound their politics, Frustrate their knavish
tricks, On him our hopes we fix, God save the King!"
"I should like to look at the creature'; if it is a true Iroquois I can tell him by his knavish
look, and by his paint," said the scout; stepping past the charger of Heyward, and entering the path behind the mare of the singing master, whose foal had taken advantage of the halt to exact the maternal contribution.
It is true that Kai Shang had no other evidence than the natural cunning of his own knavish
soul--but he imagined in the intentions of Gust what he himself would have been glad to accomplish had the means lain at hand.
But, master, I know from him, and he got it from the Sheriff's man Ralph o' the Scar, that this same knavish
Sheriff hath but laid a trap for thee in this shooting match and wishes nothing so much as to see thee there.
They belonged mostly to that class of realistic fiction which is called picaresque, from the Spanish word 'picaro,' a rogue, because it began in Spain with the 'Lazarillo de Tormes' of Diego de Mendoza, in 1553, and because its heroes are knavish
serving-boys or similar characters whose unprincipled tricks and exploits formed the substance of the stories.
OEDIPUS He is too cunning to commit himself, And makes a mouthpiece of a knavish
Neither were they filled with goods, like those of knavish
And he took the hollow lyre and laid it in his sacred cradle, and sprang from the sweet-smelling hall to a watch-place, pondering sheet trickery in his heart -- deeds such as knavish
folk pursue in the dark night-time; for he longed to taste flesh.