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Young man," said he, "I know not who you may be, and I am not much inclined to bestir myself, but if it were not that I am bent upon taking my ease, I swear, by the sword of Joshua
Then did Christian draw, for he saw it was time to bestir him, and Apollyon as fast made at him, throwing darts as thick as hail, by the which, notwithstanding all that Christian could do to avoid it, Apollyon wounded him in his head, his hand, and foot.
But little Denmark must take care what it is about, and not run counter to the moon; that great realm, that might in an ill-humor bestir itself, and dash down a hail-storm in our faces, or force the Baltic to overflow the sides of its gigantic basin.
As we are very far from believing in any such heathen goddess, or from encouraging any superstition, so we wish Mr John Fr , or some other such philosopher, would bestir himself a little, in order to find out the real cause of this sudden transition from good to bad fortune, which hath been so often remarked, and of which we shall proceed to give an instance; for it is our province to relate facts, and we shall leave causes to persons of much higher genius.
A sudden realization came upon him that life was real and life was earnest, and that if he did not wish to jeopardize a good situation he must bestir himself.
This prediction stimulated Mrs Flintwinch to bestir herself, and to hasten up-stairs to Mrs Clennam's chamber.
While in the Bagatelles the Schauron Ensemble take into account the tender sonic background of the harmonium, which only bestirs in the third and fourth movements, when it comes to the Terzetto, the first two, hyperlyrical movements just prepare the ground for the jovial scherzo and the impetuous variation-filled finale.
You may unmask my soul as a loose aggregate of sensations; then it bestirs itself and feels the splendour of the night or the affection of a child, and is firm as a crystal.
Book Boris, who is a regular fixture in the start in line up of third division Vitas Bestirs, handily won the fan vote for Bulgaria's player of the year award with 3501 votes, 44 per cent of the total.
Reversal for error, regardless of its effect on the judgment, encourages litigants to abuse the judicial process and bestirs the public to ridicule it.
A thin cloud bestirs theft-- such a festive birth not to be droll sin.
Once more, my now bewildered Dove Bestirs her puzzled wings Once more her mistress, on the deep Her troubled question flings-- Thrice to the floating casement The Patriarch's bird returned, Courage
A Dream Dissolving: The biosphere with seething life doth teem;/The stars are burst and formed anew to gleam/Within the cold and limitless expanse/While fragile man bestirs within his dream.
But there are moments in which great evil bestirs itself with intentions that are discernable to those who have eyes to see.