benediction


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But can the trousseau and the benediction and all that--can it spoil my happiness?
The benediction and announcement can take place now.
Deep love and fierce resentment burned in one flame within his breast, Anathemas struggled with benedictions.
D'Artagnan knelt as well as the rest, received his share of the benediction and made the sign of the cross; but when Bazin passed in his turn, with his eyes raised to Heaven and walking, in all humility, the very last, D'Artagnan pulled him by the hem of his robe.
They were side by side, the delicate hand of the woman curled in the hand of the man, which looked as if made to confer benedictions.
I cannot do more to-day,' and, pronouncing a general benediction, he returned to the bench.
He said a great many good things to them both; and then, recommending them to God's goodness, gave them the benediction again, I repeating everything to them in English; and thus ended the ceremony.
It was a genuine relief to the whole congregation when the ordeal was over and the benediction pronounced.
The "Amen" said, she sat down, or presumed she sat down, on what she believed to be a bench, and there was a benediction.
About this time the father of our Chrysostom died, and he was left heir to a large amount of property in chattels as well as in land, no small number of cattle and sheep, and a large sum of money, of all of which the young man was left dissolute owner, and indeed he was deserving of it all, for he was a very good comrade, and kind-hearted, and a friend of worthy folk, and had a countenance like a benediction.
continued Athos, "left the Hague neither as a fugitive nor a conqueror, but as an absolute king, who, after a distant voyage from his kingdom, returns amidst universal benedictions.
who has just returned amidst benedictions, went away amidst musket-shots.