He kissed his dear son and dandled
him in his arms and spoke in prayer to Zeus and all the other gods: 'Zeus and all you other gods, grant that this son of mine may be marked out above the Trojans, as I am, and be strong and brave as me, and may he rule Ilium by might: and may men one day say as he returns from battle, "This man is far better than his father." May he kill his enemy and bring home bloody spoils, and may his mother's heart be glad.' (Verity 6.474-81:102-03)
But who could the source of this imagined ideal interlocutor be, if not those same giants who once dandled
us on their knees and entered with us into the delight of the proto-conversation?
Near-radical assimilation, Nazis, hideous melamidim, escape, diaspora, intermarriage, intramarriage (my father was a German Jew, my mother, the daughter of Russians), madness, the redemptive power of literature--Jane Austen was Lionel Trilling's favorite, too--the Upper West Side, Zabar's, the paschal ham (you have to have some vestigial faith to be so oblivious): the topoi of Jewish life ran through my experience without my really knowing it: hell, Philip Roth even dandled
me on his knee when I was a baby--really!
For thus says the Lord: I will extend peace to her like a river and the wealth of the nations like an overflowing stream, and you shall nurse and be carried on her arm, and dandled
on her knees.
For some, who looked as though they were barely born when Piggott and O'Sullevan, combined ages 166, hung up boots and binoculars in 1995 and 1997 respectively, it was to buy portraits of the pair for fathers and uncles who had dandled
them on their knees on Saturday afternoons to the rhythmic chant of O'Sullevan calling home a Piggott winner.
on Sydney Smith's knee as a child, rebuking Carlyle for bad manners in her teens and arguing on equal terms with Macaulay made it difficult for her to settle down at school where social distinctions were very much in force.
Jupiter's palace, in accordance with his status, was on a raised level high above the main stage, a luxurious and colorful world with deep cushions and sofas on which the fat, balding god dandled
Another aspect that requires attention is the anthropomorphic quality of the verb "dandled
," which equates the poplars to a group of mothers fondling their babies.
Baby dolls dandled
overhead become fodder for kicking; people eating Henry VIII sized turkey legs (and discarding them after just a bite) are replaced by canine-like creatures dragging fowl with their teeth.
Jane recollects this ominous parable before she summarizes her dreams: Of late I have often recalled this saying and this incident; for during the past week scarcely a night had gone over my couch that had not brought with it a dream of an infant: which I sometimes hushed in my arms, sometimes dandled
on my knee, sometime watched playing with daisies on the lawn, or, again, dabbling its hands in running water.
Tutti (SSATB) You will nurse and be carried upon her arm, and you will be dandled
on her knee.
Collins, including Nandini Rawal, project director of the Blind People's Association in Gujarat, India, who wrote: His love for children with multiple disabilities and his deep understanding of their needs was evident when he visited programs and dandled
children on his knee.
Born in 1935, Diego Masson is the son of the French surrealist painter Andre Masson, and his earliest memories include being dandled
on Picasso's knee.
Their offspring are cared for and dandled
. Sigat anak ukoi goes the Iban simile: 'cute as a puppy.' My late mother-in-law Ibi taught all her dogs to tabi, that is, "shake hands." A dog may be kicked or switched with a rotan, but causing real harm to a dog will mark one as a cruel person, to be regarded with suspicion.