The eye, the face, and attitude of command; the solemn, yet warlike peal of that voice, fit either to rule a host
in the battle-field or be raised to God in prayer, were irresistible.
With this she darted furiously everywhere among the hosts
of the Achaeans, urging them forward, and putting courage into the heart of each, so that he might fight and do battle without ceasing.
Then, biting off a tiny bit of sugar, he bowed to his hosts
, said, 'Your health
The God of the Hosts
of war is not the God of the golden bar; the prince proposeth, but the shopman--disposeth!
High in the midst exalted as a God Th' Apostat in his Sun-bright Chariot sate Idol of Majestie Divine, enclos'd With Flaming Cherubim, and golden Shields; Then lighted from his gorgeous Throne, for now 'Twixt Host
but narrow space was left, A dreadful interval, and Front to Front Presented stood in terrible array Of hideous length: before the cloudie Van, On the rough edge of battel ere it joyn'd, SATAN with vast and haughtie strides advanc't, Came towring, armd in Adamant and Gold; ABDIEL that sight endur'd not, where he stood Among the mightiest, bent on highest deeds, And thus his own undaunted heart explores.
So Little Klaus got a bushel of money, and the host
buried his grandmother as if she had been his own.
So saying, he advanced to hold the stirrup for Don Quixote, who got down with great difficulty and exertion (for he had not broken his fast all day), and then charged the host
to take great care of his horse, as he was the best bit of flesh that ever ate bread in this world.
Calling mine host
to him, he winked at him with a half smile and told him that the tinker would pay the whole score when he awoke.
For the others I did not give the snap of my finger, but the thought of Dejah Thoris drove from my mind all desire to kill my mistaken host
, fearful of consequences, with the help of his servants carried the wounded man into the kitchen, where some trifling attentions were bestowed upon him.
As for himself, he dismounted and remained under a beautiful group of chestnuts in flower, amidst which were murmuring a multitude of happy bees, and bade Olivain send the host
to him with writing paper and ink, to be placed on a table which he found there, conveniently ready.
This said, D'Artagnan called the host
, and desired him to send his teal, tourteau, and cider up to the chamber of the gentleman of modest exterior.