"Now," said old Mombi to the Queen, "let your soldiers deliver
up this girl to Glinda.
When I was delivered
and taken up at sea by the Portugal captain, well used, and dealt justly and honourably with, as well as charitably, I had not the least thankfulness in my thoughts.
After the question had been canvassed for several days, the directors voted unanimously to ask me to deliver
one of the opening-day addresses, and in a few days after that I received the official invitation.
Mrs Honour departed according to orders, and finding Black George below-stairs, delivered
him the purse, which contained sixteen guineas, being, indeed, the whole stock of Sophia; for though her father was very liberal to her, she was much too generous to be rich.
'I shall deliver
it,' returned his patron, putting it away after a moment's consideration, 'myself.
When a knight is involved in some difficulty from which he cannot be delivered
save by the hand of another knight, though they may be at a distance of two or three thousand leagues or more one from the other, they either take him up on a cloud, or they provide a bark for him to get into, and in less than the twinkling of an eye they carry him where they will and where his help is required; and so, Sancho, this bark is placed here for the same purpose; this is as true as that it is now day, and ere this one passes tie Dapple and Rocinante together, and then in God's hand be it to guide us; for I would not hold back from embarking, though barefooted friars were to beg me."
'For half the money I believe I could put you in a way how to deliver
yourself.' But this he spoke softly, that nobody could hear.
The time now approaching in which we were to be delivered
to the Turks, we had none but God to apply to for relief: all the measures we could think of were equally dangerous.
A revolutionary tribunal in the capital, and forty or fifty thousand revolutionary committees all over the land; a law of the Suspected, which struck away all security for liberty or life, and delivered
over any good and innocent person to any bad and guilty one; prisons gorged with people who had committed no offence, and could obtain no hearing; these things became the established order and nature of appointed things, and seemed to be ancient usage before they were many weeks old.
Then was Arthur wroth and said to himself, 'I will ride to the churchyard, and take the sword with me that sticketh in the stone, for my brother Sir Kay shall not be without a sword this day.' So when he came to the churchyard Sir Arthur alit and tied his horse to the stile, and so he went to the tent and found no knights there, for they were at the jousting, and so he handled the sword by the handles, and lightly and fiercely pulled it out of the stone, and took his horse and rode his way until he came to his brother Sir Kay, and delivered
him the sword.
Fentolin replied, "I do not intend, that that letter shall be delivered
. Why do you worry about my point of view?
Pickwick; 'but I must send a letter to London by some conveyance, so that it may be delivered
the very first thing in the morning, or I must go forwards at all hazards.'