Either Olympus or Pelion would be the natural base on which to pile up the other mountains.
But to-night the Prince was not only alive, but also, Ossa upon Pelion, in a good humor!
Spurn those spindles enwrapped in the laborious warp; the lance from Pelion is to be brandished by that hand.
It would have buried a Titaness under a Pelion of moral feather-beds.
The correct pronunciation of them seems to us like a piling of Pelion upon Ossa.
On the Pelion of her own misery she heaped the Ossa of self-condemnation.
Therein, he has dreamed of flames and suffocation—of mountains upon mountains—of Pelion upon Ossa.
Oh, Ossa on Pelion, mount piled on mount, of error and folly!
"Would cause the dainty creature to think of Pelion piled upon Ossa," observed the Professor.
And so on, and so on: Ossa on Pelion of rapture and young delight and wonder, when suddenly a heavy hand was laid on his shoulder.