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``Heaven forgive you, Sir Traveller!'' 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," replied the Gascon, "I believe in devotion as a word at one's baptism, for instance, which naturally comes before one's proper name; every one is naturally more or less devout, certainly; but there should be at the end of one's devotion something to gain."
I should rejoice to see you at any time so deeply absorbed in your devotions that you had not a single thought to spare for me.
Colbert put many questions to her, relative to the fortunes of those two gentlemen, and as to the devotion they had for you."
Bhaer's devotion was sincere, however likewise effective--for honesty is the best policy in love as in law.
I have paid for your service, but not for your devotion. Would you like to have this elephant?
When the aide-de-camp, having returned and choosing an opportune moment, ventured to draw the Emperor's attention to the devotion of the Poles to his person, the little man in the gray overcoat got up and, having summoned Berthier, began pacing up and down the bank with him, giving him instructions and occasionally glancing disapprovingly at the drowning Uhlans who distracted his attention.
As for the central figure, Don Quixote himself, in his dignity and generosity, his unselfish ideals, and his fearless devotion to them, he is always heroic and beautiful; and I was glad to find in my latest look at his history that I had truly conceived of him at first, and had felt the sublimity of his nature.
There he learned of Rance's act of devotion and the reward he thought himself entitled to for it.
You who are in power have only the means that money produces -- we who are in expectation, have those which devotion prompts."
I am quite happy here with you and good Thedora, whose devotion to me reminds me of my old nurse, long since dead.
He pleased her; his absolute devotion flattered her.