Hector sent two messengers to the city to bring the lambs
and to bid Priam come, while Agamemnon told Talthybius to fetch the other lamb
from the ships, and he did as Agamemnon had said.
Being here and having met with your kind attention, Master, might I, afore I go, ask a question of these here young lambs
, with whom she was a favorite, and forced to hear a long account of Lucretia's last attack, while three delightful young gentlemen hovered near, waiting for a pause when they might rush in and rescue her.
Methinks it is no great stretch of generosity to allow us lambs
for the altar of the Lord, receiving in lieu thereof thirty silver shekels per head !"
"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."
"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.
And close by them lay a lamb
upon the floor, and behind them upon a perch sat a white dove with its head hidden beneath its wings.
"There, there, you poor lamb
," she crooned, dropping to the floor and drawing the little girl into her arms.