And yet there is no sentence that promises, without due qualification, the destruction of the city.
If they were "faithful unto death," they have their crown now--but no amount of faithfulness and legal shrewdness combined could legitimately drag the city into a participation in the promises of the prophecy.
At length Aramis, upon whose promises
there was least dependence to be placed, wrote Colbert the following letter, on the subject of the negotiations which he had undertaken at Madrid:
If I did love you, I would not marry you: I would certainly not promise
ever to marry you.
With Professor Maxon's solemn promise
to insure his ultimate success von Horn was very gentle and gracious in deferring to the girl's wishes.
She said if I didn't promise
she'd die right there and I'd have killed her.
I care more for my cousins than for my ear-rings, so I promise
, and I'll keep my word.
He refused to listen to me, as he had refused to listen to his mother; and he held me at the same time to my promise
to keep his secret.
A man who has betrayed a woman under a promise
of marriage is forced by that law (in the interests of public morality) to acknowledge her as his wife.
My choice was made," Mercy answered, "when I gave you my promise
Boys always promise
that when they want something," said Geppetto.
This raillery," cries Sophia, "is a little cruel, Lady Bellaston, after my promise
to your ladyship.
everything, but I can't be at peace, especially after what you have told me.
I've thought before of asking him to absolve me from my promise
, but I've not had the courage to determine on it.
When I wrote sternly and coldly, as I confess I frequently did at the last, he blamed my harshness, and said it was enough to scare him from his home: when I tried mild persuasion, he was a little more gentle in his replies, and promised to return; but I had learnt, at last, to disregard his promises