At last--at last the woman he loved had battled against bitter fate beyond the limit of her endurance and was turning to him to fend for her.
Now, the last of her name, alone in this bleak wilderness with none to fend for her against the wiles of Urgo except the child-like Indians: what a situation for Benicia to face!
To fend the rewm it is my dett be skill; “Lat God abowe reward me as he will.
Apon him self he tuk full gret trawaill To fend his men, gyff that mycht ocht awaill.
For thi me think this war the best off all, “To kepe our strynth off castell and off wall toun, “Swa sall wefend the fek off this regioun.
About him socht feill enemyss mony ane, Stekit his horss; to ground behufid him lycht, To fend him selff as wysly as he mycht.
Mencione off Bruce is oft in Wallace buk; To fend his rycht full mekill payne he tuk.
Be causs I am a natyff Scottis man, 545 ‘It is my dett to do all that I can ‘To fend our kynrik out off dangeryng.
Bot do or de, thai wist no mor socour; Thus fend thai lang in to that stalwart stour.
Lawta and trouth was ay in Wallace seyn; To fend the rycht all that he tuk on hand, 145 And thocht to bryng the Bruce fre till his land.
The merchandis than saw thaim sa manfullé To fend thaim selff; be causs thai had no weid, 835 Out off the howll thai tuk skynnys gud speid, Ay betwix two stufft woll as thai mycht best, Agayn the straik at thai suld sum part lest.
A knycht Skelton, that cruell was and keyn, Befor him stud in till his armour scheyn, To fend his lord full worthely he wrocht.
He had had to jostle and fend off Lady, whom he worshipped.
Fend l'Air tossed his fine mane, and struck out with a will over the cobbles.
The let-downs had been hard ones, with a couple of men on board to fend off and two or three on the hawser holding back.
Into this space the sea swashed and slapped after a manner that kept all in the boat completely drenched and made it pretty hard for the men in bow and stern to fend off and retain their balance at the same time.
The two men in the dory had to fend off desperately as they slid by the seine-boat.
Heron had decided to outspan where they were, under a big Dingaan apricot-tree, and the ladies were busy making plans for the disposal of cushions, wraps, and rugs to fend off the coming rain.
Etzel's men did fend them, too, full well, yet one saw the strangers go hewing with their gleaming swords through the royal hall and on every side was heard great sound of wail.
To this Gernot, a brave and lusty knight, made answer: "That will we fend indeed with swords.
Forty dollars was none too big tofend off the disaster.