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This holdeth a sceptre as a man, as a judge of the country, but cannot put to death one that offendeth him.THE BIBLE, DOUAY-RHEIMS VERSIONVARIOUS
"I wish for that pretty little sceptre of yours," said Hulda, pointing to the fairy's wand.WONDER-BOX TALESJEAN INGELOW
Little Hulda only remembered it, and she carefully enclosed the beautiful sceptre in a small box.WONDER-BOX TALESJEAN INGELOW
Zwanga left several sons, and the eldest of these, Tangaxoan II., seized the sceptre.THE WORKS OF HUBERT HOWE BANCROFT, VOLUME 5HUBERT HOWE BANCROFT
After his death, the sceptre of Spain was disputed by a civil war.THE HISTORY OF THE DECLINE AND FALL OF THE ROMAN EMPIREEDWARD GIBBON
He does not return home, but swears by the sceptre that Agamemnon shall rue his outrecuidance when Hector slays the host.HOMER AND HIS AGEANDREW LANG
His ancestral sceptre in his hand, he is going to hold a deliberative assembly of the unarmed host.HOMER AND HIS AGEANDREW LANG
By predilection he basked in a Court, where simultaneously he could adore its mistress and help to sway her sceptre.SIR WALTER RALEGHWILLIAM STEBBING
He wore a robe of purple bordered deep with ermine, and held a sceptre clustered thick with diamonds when he sat at court.THE GREEN FOREST FAIRY BOOKLORETTA ELLEN BRADY
And who would believe in my disinterestedness when he saw me take up the sceptre which the lifeless hand has dropped?THE MAKING OF A SAINTWILLIAM SOMERSET MAUGHAM

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