From thousands on thousands of miles away--through forest and wilderness, where companions stronger than I had fallen by my side, through peril of death thrice
renewed, and thrice
escaped, the Hand that leads men on the dark road to the future had led me to meet that time.
did there peal peals at the gate like thunders, thrice
did the vaults resound and howl again: then did I go to the gate.
have they slain me, thrice
have I risen from the dead.
Thus, then, did her feet bear the goddess to Olympus, and meanwhile the Achaeans were flying with loud cries before murderous Hector till they reached the ships and the Hellespont, and they could not draw the body of Mars's servant Patroclus out of reach of the weapons that were showered upon him, for Hector son of Priam with his host and horsemen had again caught up to him like the flame of a fiery furnace; thrice
did brave Hector seize him by the feet, striving with might and main to draw him away and calling loudly on the Trojans, and thrice
did the two Ajaxes, clothed in valour as with a garment, beat him from off the body; but all undaunted he would now charge into the thick of the fight, and now again he would stand still and cry aloud, but he would give no ground.
After recovering twice or thrice
, and as often relapsing, he wiped his eyes and said grace; and a very cheerful meal their scanty supper was.
the arm rose, thrice
it stood awhile in air, thrice
it beckoned with crooked finger, as though it summoned something from the depths of the shadow, and from the multitudes of the dead.
it swelled forth and thrice
it sank away, echoing and reverberating amidst the crags.
And it were Robin himself, 'twould be thrice
as high I warrant ye.
Haita told him all: how thrice
he had met the radiant maid, and thrice
she had left him forlorn.
Handling the long lance lightly, glancing twice or thrice
along its length to see if it be exactly straight, Stubb whistlingly gathers up the coil of the warp in one hand, so as to secure its free end in his grasp, leaving the rest unobstructed.
I have come now because my affection for you prompted me to see you once more before you pass over for ever into that other life that I shall never know, and which though I have died thrice
and shall die again to-night, as you know death, I am as unable to fathom as are you.
Ferguson, and the heart, thrice
panoplied in bronze, that could conceive and undertake such an enterprise.