So, as soon as he had returned safely to Nottingham, he sent messengers north and south, and east and west, to proclaim through town, hamlet, and countryside, this grand shooting match, and everyone was bidden that could draw a longbow, and the prize was to be an arrow of pure beaten gold.
Nay, good David, what thou tellest me maketh me to desire the prize even more than I else should do.
"Rebecca's piece wan't read out loud, but the one that took the boy's prize
was; why was that?" asked Mrs.
I saw the prize
offer, but I'd never dream of competing for it.
Bessy had been tempted to run the arduous race, partly from mere hedonish gaiety, partly because of the prize
. Some one had said there were to be cloaks and other nice clothes for prizes
, and she approached the marquee, fanning herself with her handkerchief, but with exultation sparkling in her round eyes.
"My sons," said Apollo, "I will part the prizes
At last the Dodo said, `EVERYBODY has won, and all must have prizes
And Achilles answered, "Most noble son of Atreus, covetous beyond all mankind, how shall the Achaeans find you another prize
? We have no common store from which to take one.
So we have agreed that he who has skill enough to go to Nottingham, an outlaw, and win the prize
at archery, shall be our chief."
The manuscript was privately dispatched, accompanied by a note, modestly saying that if the tale didn't get the prize
, which the writer hardly dared expect, she would be very glad to receive any sum it might be considered worth.
And yet no mention has been made of the greatest prizes
and rewards which await virtue.
It was arranged that the Prince Stadtholder himself should give the prize
of a hundred thousand guilders, which interested the people at large, and it was thought that perhaps he would make a speech which interested more particularly his friends and enemies.
``If Brian de Bois-Guilbert gain the prize
,'' said the Prior, `` I will gage my rosary that I name the Sovereign of Love and Beauty.''
She resolutely said, "I know not whether Jupiter will allot the prize
to my son, but this I do know, that he is at least in the eyes of me his mother, the dearest, handsomest, and most beautiful of all."
He had already quite a collection of prizes
, worthless books on bad paper, but in gorgeous bindings decorated with the arms of the school: his position had freed him from bullying, and he was not unhappy.