The lie it was drawing me by is perhaps Spring's oldest, commonest lie,--the lying promise
of the Perfect Woman, the Quite Impossible She.
When you came to me, I was willing to promise
anything if you would only do away with the other Witch; but, now that you have melted her, I am ashamed to say that I cannot keep my promises
So it does," said Don Quixote, "and he is a sage magician, a great enemy of mine, who has a spite against me because he knows by his arts and lore that in process of time I am to engage in single combat with a knight whom he befriends and that I am to conquer, and he will be unable to prevent it; and for this reason he endeavours to do me all the ill turns that he can; but I promise him it will be hard for him to oppose or avoid what is decreed by Heaven.
Nor needst thou count this wonderful, for things and chances fall to the lot of such knights in ways so unexampled and unexpected that I might easily give thee even more than I promise thee.
not to tell it, under a promise
given on my word of honor.
A written promise
of marriage exchanged between a man and woman, in Scotland, marries that man and woman by Scotch law.
That is an undertaking which I have not asked of you and a promise
which I refuse to make you
She said if I didn't promise
she'd die right there and I'd have killed her.
Boys always promise
that when they want something," said Geppetto.
Nay, I must not only confess what you have hinted," said Nightingale; "but I am afraid even that very promise
you mention I have given.
pleased the woman and she soon became more pleasant, saying they could stay the night at her house and begin their voyage on the river next morning.
I've thought before of asking him to absolve me from my promise
, but I've not had the courage to determine on it.