Would that found myself, lovely and exalted lady, in a position to repay such a favour as that which you, by the sight of your great beauty, have granted me; but fortune, which is never weary of persecuting the good, has chosen to place me upon this bed, where I lie so bruised and broken that though my inclination would gladly comply
with yours it is impossible; besides, to this impossibility another yet greater is to be added, which is the faith that I have pledged to the peerless Dulcinea del Toboso, sole lady of my most secret thoughts; and were it not that this stood in the way I should not be so insensible a knight as to miss the happy opportunity which your great goodness has offered me.
He would have promised a sum far beyond his resources just as readily, for he had no intention of paying anything--his one reason for seeming to comply
with The Sheik's demands was that the wait for the coming of the ransom money would give him the time and the opportunity to free Meriem if he found that she wished to be freed.
And yet it is very hard," added she, "that a man upon whose affection I thought I might depend, treats me thus unkindly and will not comply
with any of my fancies.
To comply with this request of holding a few as hostages for the surrender of the whole body, was deemed inconsistent with his instructions; but, as there could be no objection to allow a small number of them to return to their homes, permission was given to them to choose ten for the District of Minas (Horton) and ten for the District of Canard (Cornwallis) to whom leave of absence was given for one day, and on whose return a similar number were indulged in the same manner.
This they instantly and peremptorily refused to do, declaring that they would not leave their parents; but expressed a willingness to comply with the order, provided they were permitted to embark with their families.
How often, in answer to my repeated intreaties that you would give my Daughter a regular detail of the Misfortunes and Adventures of your Life, have you said "No, my freind never will I comply
with your request till I may be no longer in Danger of again experiencing such dreadful ones.
Stuart and Clarke had omitted to comply
with his request to purchase horses and provisions for the caravan across the mountains.
The vicomte bowed and smiled courteously in token of his willingness to comply
This threat so terrified the King of Madagao that in hastening to comply
he fell over his own feet, breaking the Third Commandment.
If you will comply
with my conditions, I will leave them and you at peace; but if you refuse, I will glut the maw of death, until it be satiated with the blood of your remaining friends.
He asked me to do one other thing for him--which it cost me a hard struggle to comply
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