"What am I to say to him?" thought Prince Andrew, looking down on the old man’s bald head shining in the sun and seeing by the expression on his face that the old man himself understood how untimely such questions were and only asked them to allay his grief.
Oh, you petisenfans, allay cushay dormir!" he exclaimed, imitating his Russian nurse’s French, at which he and Boris used to laugh long ago.
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It does not allay Israeli fears.
be moderate; allay thy ecstasy; In measure rain thy joy; scant this excess; I feel too much thy blessing; make it less, For fear I surfeit!