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  • He was immediately there: Fernandez, who had lost his senses, and lay gasping in death, began to cry out, and make violent motions, so soon as the Father had set his foot within the doors; but when he came into the room, and stood before the youth, he fell into howlings and dreadful wreathings of his body, which redoubled at the sight of the cross that was presented to him.

    The Works of John Dryden

  • Considine made the sign of the cross on his vestfront.

    The Big Nowhere

  • The boy made the sign of the cross (as all men in danger did then) and struggled on valiantly a full mile through the sea, like a brave lad never loosening his hold of his precious porpoise-meat till he reached the shore at the very spot from which he had set out.

    The Hermits

  • MacAuley made the sign of the cross on his blood-soaked chest.

    Sharpe's Devil

  • The saint made the sign of the cross over the vessels, and at the same moment the water, losing its natural saltness, became so good, that they all protested it was better than that of Bangar, of which the seamen make their ordinary provision, and which is esteemed the best water in all the Indies.

    The Works of John Dryden

  • 'Those who can take the crabbed tree of the cross handsomely upon their backs and fasten it on cannily shall find it such a burden as its wings are to a bird or its sails to a ship' (Letter LXIX.).

    Samuel Rutherford

  • Involuntarily, as she always did when she was startled awake by the dream, she made the sign of the cross over her chest and gathered in several deep breaths.

    Shiver

  • She made the sign of the cross over her chest and looked up to the crucifix hanging at an angle over the bed.

    Shiver

  • The short horizontal transept of the cross ends with the National Assembly at one end and the stunning Church of St. Mary Magdalene at the other.

    Seven Deadly Wonders

  • The wife of Ekandono being in the convulsions of death, was instantly restored to health, after they had made the sign of the cross over her, with the discipline of the saint.

    The Works of John Dryden

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