"You owe me a boon," she said.
For as yet he had not snatched the perilous boon of wisdom.
"Then you will grant me my boon when I choose it," he said in a hard tone.
At that time it was the custom to call up the whole able-bodied population of the manor, with the exception of the housewives for two, three or more days of mowing and reaping on the lord's fields; to these boon-works the peasantry was asked or invited by special summons, and their value was so far appreciated that the villagers were usually treated to meals in cases where they were again and again called off from their own fields to the demesne.
Can this one boon be as bad as my cousin believes?
Being shorter than everyone else would be a boon this night; she waited until the two were out of sight before fading back toward the house.
The completion in October 1905 of a railway putting Maseru in connexion with the South African railway system proved a great boon to the community.
I have one more boon to claim from you, he whispered.
Reckless of consequences, he swept away the venerated ceremonial formalities which his ancestors had scrupulously observed, openly scoffed at ancient usage, habitually dressed in foreign costume, and generally chose foreign heretics as his boon companions.
This is the more to be regretted by all ornithologists, since he intended to conclude with what to them would have been a very great boon - the showing in what way external characters coincided with those presented by osteology.
In the Madras presidency and in Mysore irrigation has long assumed a great importance, and the engineering works of the three great deltas of the Godavari, Kistna and Cauvery, the outcome of the genius and indefatigable enthusiasm of Sir Arthur Cotton, have always been quoted as showing what a boon irrigation is to a country.
The same year he seized boon secretly sent by Elizabeth to the lords of the congregation.
Although Earl Grey addressed a circular letter t3 all colonial governments offering them the questionable boon c c transportation, only one, the comparatively new colony of Western Australia, accepted.
It is an unspeakable boon to me to be able to speak in winged words that need no interpretation.
His efforts in this capacity failed; but when the city was stormed (70) Titus granted him whatever boon he might ask.
Their chosen leader, whom they destined to succeed Nero, was C. Calpurnius Piso, a handsome, wealthy and popular noble, and a boon companion of Nero himself.
Elizabeth, daughter of Bouchard le Ve'ne'rable, count of Vendome, he had a daughter, Adela, who married Boon of Nevers and transmitted to her children the countship of Vendome.
At the beginning of 1860, when the excitement of the gold discoveries was wearing off, five of the states had received from the home government the boon of responsible government, and were in a position to work out the problem of their position without external interference; it was not, however, until 1890 that Western Australia was placed in a similar position.
Under the new settlement Athens remained a free and sovereign city - a boon which she repaid by zealous Caesar-worship, for the favours bestowed upon her tended to pauperize her citizens and to foster their besetting sin of calculating flattery.
One of his boon companions was Jem, the brother of the sultan Bayezid, detained as a hostage.
The rapidity with which walls, piles and pontoons - stone, wood and iron - become covered with marine plants is well known, while the discovery of some effective means of preventing the fouling of the bottoms of ships by the growth of algae would be hailed as a boon by shipowners.
By winning a victory in a wrestling match, and soon became the emperor's boon companion and was appointed chamberlain (parakoemomenos).
This boon was secured to the colony in 1828, and the press soon became a powerful agent, characterized by public spirit and literary ability.
It wasP certainly not a boon for England that her present sovereign was destined to remain within her borders for the greater part of his remaining years.
"I will ask my boon when next we meet," she responded.
Next year he was made a domestic prelate and shortly afterwards a member of the Congregation del boon governo.
C. 15) rendered compulsory the slaughter of imported live stock at the place of landing, a boon for which British stock-breeders had striven for many years.
Drusus now sought a closer alliance with the Italians, promising them the longcoveted boon of the Roman franchise.
The breaking is done by passing the stalks between grooved or fluted rollers of different pitches; these rollers, of which there may be from 5 to 7 pairs, are sometimes arranged to work alternately forwards and backwards in order to thoroughly break the woody material or " boon " of the straw, while the broken " shoves " are beaten out by suspending the fibre in a machine fitted with a series of revolving blades, which, striking violently against the flax, shake out the bruised and broken woody cores.
21-31) had brought the divine boon within reach of all.
As a theologian and as a patriot, he is confronted with the problem of Israel's collective repudiation of a boon to which their own history, as he read it, clearly pointed.
He was born in 1877, and, under the care of his mother, a daughter of the ruling house of Persia, was given not only that religious and oriental education which his position as the religious leader of the Ismailiahs made indispensable, but a sound European training, a boon denied to his father and grandfather.
It was proposed to couple the boon with a veto on the appointment of Roman Catholic bishops.
When unemployed in work or study he was not averse to the society of boon companions, gave himself readily to transient amours, and corresponded in a tone of cynical bad taste.
9 Here the main points are that Etana is induced by an eagle to mount up to heaven, that he may win a boon from the kindly goddess Ishtar.
Besides, they said Helen's wonderful deliverance might be a boon to other afflicted children.
This while averaging a lower temperature than (A) is not so subject to change; it retains the snow for sleighing, which is a boon to the farmer.
In the Roman camp the rabbi was courteously received, and Vespasian (whose future elevation to the imperial dignity Johanan, like Josephus, is said to have foretold) agreed to grant him any boon he desired.
A boon, my king?
The law was a win for the environment.