In what resplendent glory thou hadst
sit In yonder throne, like those bright-shining saints, And triumph'd over hell!
When the riddling Sphinx was here Why hadst thou no deliverance for this folk?
TEIRESIAS I ne'er had come hadst thou not bidden me.
OEDIPUS I know not thou wouldst utter folly, else Long hadst thou waited to be summoned here.
thou offered me a thousand pounds, false prior," said the Knight, "thou wouldst not have got an inch of my land." Then turning to where his men-at-arms stood near the door, he called, "Come hither," and beckoned with his finger; whereupon the tallest of them all came forward and handed him a long leathern bag.
The Verses of the Holy Quran are a testimony to the fact that Mercy is a characteristic closest to the Prophet's heart: 'It was by the Mercy of Allah that thou wast lenient with them (O Muhammad), for if thou hadst
been stern and fierce of heart they would have dispersed from round about thee' (3:159).
If remaining a widow, thou wouldest have the same pomp, the same show, the same attire, as thou hadst
while thy husband was living, it were better for thee to marry.
To paraphrase the words of old Bill himself: 'Better it hadst
not been born than not to have pleased us better'.
To paraphrase the words of old Bill himself: "Better it hadst
not been born than not to have pleased us better."
I have heard and felt all thy afflictions; I thought I never should have seen thee more; Nor ever would, hadst
thou continued prosperous.
About Indra's fight with Harappa's Vrtra who is described as the Dragon, the Rig-Veda (Hymn xxxii) says: 'Whom sawest thou to avenge the Dragon, Indra that fear possessed thy heart when thou hadst
slain him; that like a hawk affrighted through the regions, you crossedst nine and ninety flowing rivers'?
And [if] thou hadst
been set i' th' stocks for that question thou'dst well deserv'd it.