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said the hermit, whose own noise, and perhaps his nocturnal potations, prevented from recognising accents which were tolerably familiar to him ``Wend on your way, in the name of God and Saint Dunstan, and disturb not the devotions of me and my holy brother.
I have paid for your service, but not for your devotion.
I believe in you, and I would have all the merit of my devotion, even if that devotion were stupidity.
Yes, my lord, and from pure devotion to the cause, for Monsieur de Bracieux is rich.
He loved her jealously, with an inextinguishable ardour and an insatiable desire - he loved her with a masterful devotion and an infinite trustfulness.
Everybody likes to go their own way--to chuse their own time and manner of devotion.
You persist in deceiving yourself, monsieur, and never will accept of me the only thing I am willing to give you -- devotion.
that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion.
But if he only lives twenty-one days, he will find out that only those rare natures that are made up of pluck, endurance, devotion to duty for duty's sake, and invincible determination may hope to venture upon so tremendous an enterprise as the keeping of a journal and not sustain a shameful defeat.
Your devotion and self-forgetfulness were sublime, my brave lad, and they saved us, for the Victoria was falling into the lake, and, once there, nobody could have extricated her.
There was in it, no doubt, filial devotion, domestic attachment; there was also the fascination of one spirit by another spirit.
On the faces of all was one common expression of joy at the commencement of the long-expected campaign and of rapture and devotion to the man in the gray coat who was standing on the hill.