It bestows immortality to those who eat it.
It is interesting for its connexion with the 15th-century romance of Perceforest, since in it Alexander visits Britain, where he bestows Scotland on Gadifer and England on Betis (otherwise Perceforest).
He holds supreme command by land and sea, appoints ministers and officials, promulgates the laws, coins money, bestows honors, has the right of pardoning, and summons and dissolves the parliament.
Certain privileges granted to them in the Articles are not found in Magna Carta, although, it must be noted, this document bestows exceptionally favoured treatment on the citizens of London.
In the first two centuries the rite is spoken of as an offering and as a bloodless sacrifice; but it is God's own creations, the bread and wine, alms and first-fruits, which, offered with a pure conscience, he receives as from friends, and bestows in turn on the poor; it is the praise and prayers which are the sacrifice.
There is also a spiritual chewing of the body of Christ, not such that by it we understand the very food to be changed into spirit, but such that, the body and blood of the Lord abiding in their essence and peculiarity, they are spiritually communicated to us, not in any corporeal way, but in a spiritual, through the Holy Spirit which applies and bestows on us those things which were prepared through the flesh and blood of the Lord betrayed for our sake to death, to wit, remission of sins, liberation and life eternal, so that Christ lives in us and we in him...
In the magical texts of Babylonia a similar virtue was attached to oil: "bright oil, pure oil, resplendent oil that bestows magnificence on the Gods ...
Ashmole cites authorities for the contention that knighthood ennobles, insomuch that whosoever is a knight it necessarily follows that he is also a gentleman; " for, when a king gives the dignity to an ignoble person whose merit he would thereby recompense, he is understood to have conferred whatsoever is requisite for the completing of that which he bestows."
Cyprian bestows the highest sacerdotal terms upon the bishops of course, but his references to the priestly character of the office of presbyter are also most definite.
There is a Middle Path discovered by the Tathagata' - a path which opens the eyes, and bestows understanding, which leads to peace, to insight, to the higher wisdom, to Nirvana.
condenser plate P attached to the outer case, then this substance bestows conductivity on the air between the plates P and P', and the charge of the electroscope begins to leak away.
The king bestows on him lands and honours, and during the reigns of Hygelac and his son Heardred he is the greatest man in the kingdom.
Sometimes Athena disguises him as a decrepit beggar, sometimes she bestows on him supernatural beauty and vigour.
This pledge he redeemed, and he is, in consequence, the darling of Persian tradition, which bestows on him the title of Gor (the wild ass), and is eloquent on his adventures in the chase and in love.
Upon her male favourites (Paris, Theseus) she bestows the fatal gift of seductive beauty, which generally leads to disastrous results in the case of the woman (Helen, Ariadne).
iii.) " God gives not his holy treasures to the dogs; but where he sees the goodly determination, there he bestows the seed of salvation..
I do not believe that death bestows instant sainthood.
He further asserted that God is always willing to bestow his grace on all who seek it, though, at the same time, it is true that he sometimes bestows it without its being sought.
Towards man, the death of Christ has atoning efficacy because it delivers from sin, bestows the divine gift of life and conveys the assurance of pardon.
There is no licensing procedure or professional organization that bestows this title upon lenders.
It bestows self-confidence as its properties help you to manifest changes in your life.
The subtle light provided by an oil lamp gives bestows a simple quietness upon those who are in its glow.
Sun conjunct Venus: Venus not only bestows beauty (and Linda Goodman was very pretty), but also wealth.
One of the most confident of all signs, this element bestows a love for the extreme and even extravagant.
This element bestows a reliability characteristic to the sign.
Other gifts this planet bestows on Aries is a strong sex drive, plenty of energy to spare and a need for strenuous athletics.
This sun sign will lavish you with adoration and love as long as you reciprocate the same kind of intensity that he bestows.
In Taurus, the Goddess bestows a considerable amount of talent for making and keeping money.
Venus rules both Taurus and Libra, and in Libra, Venus bestows quite a sociable personality.
This quality bestows the sign with a "take charge" kind of action and reaction.
Mercury is the planetary ruler of Virgo, and this often bestows the sign with a wonderful sense of humor that if often self-deprecating.
The Goddess bestows him with unusual swordly prowess and sets him loose with a demigod named Shorty for a companion.
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