After a thousand scenes of pillage, of vexation
, and attacks by armed forces, their caravan arrived, in October, at the vast oasis of Asben.
You will find there is vexation
, and liveliness and much of it, in the centre of the dog-killing yard when the sun cooks your sore joints till the grease of the leanness of you bubbles like the tender fat of a cooked sucking-pig."
"Then I looked on all the works that my hands had wrought and on the labour that I had laboured to do; and behold, all was vanity and vexation of spirit, and there was no profit under the sun.
Is not this pessimism of the blackest?--'All is vanity and vexation of spirit,' 'There is no profit under the sun,' 'There is one event unto all,' to the fool and the wise, the clean and the unclean, the sinner and the saint, and that event is death, and an evil thing, he says.
Nor did his disgust and vexation
cease when all hands had recovered from sea-sickness, and become accustomed to the ship, for now broke out an alarming keenness of appetite that threatened havoc to the provisions.
D'Artagnan listened with the greatest attention, biting his mustache to conceal his vexation
; and the queens were not less interested.
"You'll never get well like that," she would say, forgetting her grief in her vexation
, "if you won't obey the doctor and take your medicine at the right time!
She seated herself on the low stool at my feet; and I, suppressing a sigh of vexation
, began to fold up the epistle.
Cornelius heard this clause, but, the first feeling of vexation
and disappointment over, he said to himself, --
But happening to find near Clarus a seer greater than himself, Mopsus, the son of Manto, Teiresias' daughter, he died of vexation
. Hesiod, indeed, works up the story in some form as this: Calchas set Mopsus the following problem:
"I sing so well," said he, "that sixteen native grasshoppers who have chirped from infancy, and yet got no house built of cards to live in, grew thinner than they were before for sheer vexation
when they heard me."
My dear Catherine,--Unluckily I was confined to my room when your last letter came, by a cold which affected my eyes so much as to prevent my reading it myself, so I could not refuse Your father when he offered to read it to me, by which means he became acquainted, to my great vexation
, with all your fears about your brother.