Here had been several lures
thrown out, and neither of them had uttered a word.
I remember the drawn faces, the dejected figures of my two men, and I remember my youth and the feeling that will never come back any more--the feeling that I could last for ever, outlast the sea, the earth, and all men; the deceitful feeling that lures
us on to joys, to perils, to love, to vain effort--to death; the triumphant conviction of strength, the heat of life in the handful of dust, the glow in the heart that with every year grows dim, grows cold, grows small, and expires--and expires, too soon--before life itself.
If hereafter any highly cultured, poetical nation shall lure
back to their birth-right, the merry May-day gods of old; and livingly enthrone them again in the now egotistical sky; in the now unhaunted hill; then be sure, exalted to Jove's high seat, the great Sperm Whale shall lord it.
No silken madam, by your leave, Though wondrous, wondrous she be, Can lure
this heart--upon my sleeve-- From little pink-print Hebe.
As I gazed at it on that far-gone night it seemed to call across the unthinkable void, to lure
me to it, to draw me as the lodestone attracts a particle of iron.
beauty of to-night I need my friend to praise, So take the lute to lure
him on Through the fragrant, dew-lit ways.
When some are seen advancing and some retreating, it is a lure
Without doubt this Frenchman was some emissary sent to entice into error the protector of the parliament; the gold was nothing but a lure
; and by the help of this lure
they thought to excite the cupidity of the general.
They might have surprised the fort, massacred its inmates; and these signal guns might only be decoys to lure
him across the bar, that they might have a chance of cutting him off, and seizing his vessel.
A great state left to an heir, is as a lure
to all the birds of prey round about, to seize on him, if he be not the better stablished in years and judgment.
Russian authors are still fonder of telling us that from the commencement of the campaign a Scythian war plan was adopted to lure
Napoleon into the depths of Russia, and this plan some of them attribute to Pfuel, others to a certain Frenchman, others to Toll, and others again to Alexander himself- pointing to notes, projects, and letters which contain hints of such a line of action.
The woman had promised to keep the child until Paulvitch returned to England; but she, in turn, had been tempted to betray her trust by the lure
of gold, and so had opened negotiations with Lord Greystoke's solicitors for the return of the child.