With eyes glistening like witch-fires, did the dame bestow her malison.
The mother puts her malison, or curse, upon him, but he rides off.
The malison strings itself out into broken sentences of justification; mere ravings, as pointless as the curse.
So at last he made up his mind to take the whole of it, even if he had to bear his mother's malison.
The malison of heaven will go along with every part of it that is not restored to its rightful owners.
My malison upon the false Normans who have separated me from my good steed at a time when I most need his aid.
Either to take the half of it with her blessing, or the whole of it with her malison.
So he spake in malison, and darkness p. 124veiled her eyes, and there the sacred strength of the sun did waste her quite away.
Or else they may dread the malison that all men have who will not do them, when they had goods to do them with.
So he was in luck; but he had yet to learn that a mother's malison is sure to bring misfortune some time or another.