If Rebecca had plotted for days, and with the utmost cunning, she could not have effected an entrance into that forbidden
country, and now, unknown to both of them, the gate swung on its stiff and rusty hinges, and the favoring wind of opportunity opened it wider and wider as time went on.
There were moments in abundance, when, if not by the absence of her mother and sisters, at least by the nature of their employments, conversation was forbidden
among them, and every effect of solitude was produced.
I have forbidden
Adele to talk to me about her presents, and she is bursting with repletion: have the goodness to serve her as auditress and interlocutrice; it will be one of the most benevolent acts you ever performed.
To whom should she mention me if I am a forbidden
topic in the house?
On the one forbidden
subject of their errand in London, there was no moving either the master or the mistress of the house.
We were so robbed by that man who stands there, as an we common dogs are by those superior Beings--taxed by him without mercy, obliged to work for him without pay, obliged to grind our corn at his mill, obliged to feed scores of his tame birds on our wretched crops, and forbidden
for our lives to keep a single tame bird of our own, pillaged and plundered to that degree that when we chanced to have a bit of meat, we ate it in fear, with the door barred and the shutters closed, that his people should not see it and take it from us--I say, we were so robbed, and hunted, and were made so poor, that our father told us it was a dreadful thing to bring a child into the world, and that what we should most pray for, was, that our women might be barren and our miserable race die out
My aunt, I may observe, allowed my horse on the forbidden
ground, but had not at all relented towards the donkeys.
I therefore told him my small story, and laid stress on my being forbidden
to inquire who my benefactor was.
Any resort to legal measures for ascertaining the culprit was contrary to the principles of the church in Lantern Yard, according to which prosecution was forbidden
to Christians, even had the case held less scandal to the community.
Of Mans First Disobedience, and the Fruit Of that Forbidden
Tree, whose mortal tast Brought Death into the World, and all our woe, With loss of EDEN, till one greater Man Restore us, and regain the blissful Seat, Sing Heav'nly Muse, that on the secret top Of OREB, or of SINAI, didst inspire That Shepherd, who first taught the chosen Seed, In the Beginning how the Heav'ns and Earth Rose out of CHAOS: Or if SION Hill Delight thee more, and SILOA'S Brook that flow'd Fast by the Oracle of God; I thence Invoke thy aid to my adventrous Song, That with no middle flight intends to soar Above th' AONIAN Mount, while it pursues Things unattempted yet in Prose or Rhime.
God knows I do not want such things, but none the less Bwikov has forbidden
I never again perpetrated a similar piece of ill-manners, which, indeed, was forbidden
by the canons of good breeding, as well as by the mandates of the taboo.
Very, monsieur; you have forbidden
me to go to Blois, or to see Mademoiselle de la Valliere again.
Don't you know that I've forbidden
you to play that idiotic game?
But I'm forbidden
your house as it is, without your added threats