"Go up the mountain, if you dare, and find out what the First and Foremost will do to you!"
"I've come to see the First and Foremost Phanfasm of Phantastico," replied the General, who did not like the way this creature looked at him, but still was not afraid.
"Always shalt thou be the foremost
and prominent above others: no one shall thy jealous soul love, except a friend"--that made the soul of a Greek thrill: thereby went he his way to greatness.
With a cry of terror the foremost
gorilla-man turned to escape, but behind him he ran full upon his on-rushing companions.
I raised the bar and shot it to the right just as the foremost of the guardsmen threw himself against the opposite side of the massive panels.
With javelins snatched from the wall he wrought havoc among the foremost of the Okarians while we battled with the insensate metal that stood between our fellows and freedom.
``Not so, by the soul of Hereward!'' said the Saxon; ``lead I cannot; but may posterity curse me in my grave, if I follow not with the foremost wherever thou shalt point the way The quarrel is mine, and well it becomes me to be in the van of the battle.''
And, snatching it up, he again assailed the loosened pinnacle, which was of weight enough, if thrown down, not only to have destroyed the remnant of the drawbridge, which sheltered the two foremost assailants, but also to have sunk the rude float of planks over which they had crossed.
He had left a wife behind him in Phylace to tear her cheeks in sorrow, and his house was only half finished, for he was slain by a Dardanian warrior while leaping foremost of the Achaeans upon the soil of Troy.
Who, then, O Muse, was the foremost, whether man or horse, among those that followed after the sons of Atreus?
'Without the least hesitation I advanced towards them, and had approached within about a yard of the foremost
, when, pointing angrily into the Typee valley, and uttering some savage exclamation, he wheeled round his weapon like lightning, and struck me in a moment to the ground.
'First and foremost
, Faguey,' said the housebreaker, 'how's Bill?'
'She's always foremost!' said the dwarf, patting her on the back and looking contemptuously at Sampson.
'Right again!' exclaimed Quilp, with another contemptuous look at Sampson, 'always foremost! I say, Sally, he is a yelping, insolent dog to all besides, and most of all, to me.
He hoped she had not acted upon her rash impulse; and he begged her to consider first, foremost
, and above all else, what people would say.