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Yet I shall go hence in peace, my children, if you will promise always to love each other, and never to forsake your youngest brother.
Scarcely eight moons had passed when, just as he had said, the wife went forth, and followed her husband; but before leaving her children she bade the two elder ones think of their promise never to forsake the younger, for he was a child, and weak.
The hero took fire at this proposal, and answered with the highest indignation that nothing should make him forsake his heavenly Master to follow an impostor, and continued in the severest terms to vilify their false prophet, till Mahomet struck off his head.
It is the sinfullest thing in the world, to forsake or destitute a plantation once in forwardness; for besides the dishonor, it is the guiltiness of blood of many commiserable persons.
The man whose prosperity she had shared through nearly half a life, and who had unvaryingly cherished her--now that punishment had befallen him it was not possible to her in any sense to forsake him.
One only, Wiglaf was his name, would not forsake his liege lord.
If you care to use that word, what is base is to forsake husband and child for a lover, while you eat your husband's bread
One morning, being very sad, I opened the Bible upon these words, "I will never, never leave thee, nor forsake thee.
They would gather round her in the porch, before and after service; young children would cluster at her skirts; and aged men and women forsake their gossips, to give her kindly greeting.