"Perhaps I should have done this thing long ago." He was sorry the idea had not come into his mind in the days before his daughter Louise had been born and thought that surely now when he had erected a pile of burning sticks in some lonely place in the woods and had offered the body of a lamb
as a burnt offering, God would appear to him and give him a message.
The new-born lamb
Dickon had found three days before lying by its dead mother among the gorse bushes on the moor.
Now you look as if you'd never seen Little Bethel in all your life, as I hope you never will again; and here's the baby; and little Jacob, you get atop of my back and catch hold of me tight round the neck, and whenever a Little Bethel parson calls you a precious lamb
or says your brother's one, you tell him it's the truest things he's said for a twelvemonth, and that if he'd got a little more of the lamb
himself, and less of the mint-sauce--not being quite so sharp and sour over it--I should like him all the better.
"Pardon is yours!" answered Fire Eater; and sighing and wagging his head, he added: "Well, tonight I shall have to eat my lamb
only half cooked, but beware the next time, Marionettes."
Bring, then, two lambs
, a white ram and a black ewe, for Earth and Sun, and we will bring a third for Jove.
"Oh, the poor lamb--the poor lamb
! How can she bear it, Miss Cuthbert?
Ainger has collected and annotated certain remains of Charles and Mary Lamb
, too good to lie unknown to the present generation, in forgotten periodicals or inaccessible reprints.
turned an approving glance upon Amy, wondering what his mother could be saying to make the girl look so red and uncomfortable.
Rose-red screamed and sprang back, the lamb
bleated, the dove fluttered, and Snow-white hid herself behind her mother's bed.
"Bread and milk, indeed!--and when the poor lamb
hain't only just cried herself to sleep," she was muttering fiercely, as she softly pushed open the door.
'Begging your pardon, learned governor, and by your leave,' said Riderhood, with a laugh, 'how could I suppose he's here, when there's nobody here but you, and me, and these young lambs
wot you're a learning on?
LET us hurry to the walls," said Abel-Phittim to Buzi-Ben-Levi and Simeon the Pharisee, on the tenth day of the month Thammuz, in the year of the world three thousand nine hundred and fortyone--let us hasten to the ramparts adjoining the gate of Benjamin, which is in the city of David, and overlooking the camp of the uncircumcised; for it is the last hour of the fourth watch, being sunrise; and the idolaters, in fulfilment of the promise of Pompey, should be awaiting us with the lambs
for the sacrifices."