All the glory that I pretend to derive from my life is that I have lived it in quiet; in quiet, not according to Metrodorus, or Arcesilaus, or Aristippus, but according to myself.

“But Princess Bolkónskaya—that’s another matter.

“Whigs were disposed to murmur because Stafford was suffered to die without seeing his bowels burned before his face. [4] Xen. That in this, there is strength and nerves, or vigour and fortitude: whereof anger and indignation is altogether void. This was agreed, and they sent to beg Camillus to become their general. I wish to remark in a general way that it has always proved wrong to follow the suggestions of the enemy or to heed them to any extent.

Disappointed in this expectation of assistance from abroad, the Irish Royalists found themselves vigorously attacked by Ireton. “Look then at thy inner self with the eyes of the spirit, and ask thyself whether thou art content with thyself. The final ends and consummations of actions are nothing at all to a man’s nature. Thus, though she lived contrary to her own design, it was very honourably, and befitting her own virtue, her pale complexion ever after manifesting how much life had run from her veins. Now king Agrippa sent an army to make themselves masters of the citadel of Gamala, and over it Equieulus Modius; but the forces that were sent were not allow to encompass the citadel quite round, but lay before it in the open places, and besieged it.

The familiar story that Herodotus tells of the message sent by the Scythians to Darius is significant. There is a third silent party to all our bargains. “Do you know, Rapp, what military art is?” asked he. 739 Part of Nairi taken. i, 4, 19).

Doctrina sed vim promovet insitam / Rectique 30 cultus pectora roborant—But instruction improves the innate powers, and good discipline strengthens the heart. On the opposite side the enemy could be seen by the naked eye, and from their battery a milk-white cloud arose. Consequently, it would only have been necessary for Metternich, Rumyántsev, or Talleyrand, between a levee and an evening party, to have taken proper pains and written a more adroit note, or for Napoleon to have written to Alexander: “My respected Brother, I consent to restore the duchy to the Duke of Oldenburg”—and there would have been no war. She got up quickly just as Nicholas entered, almost ran to the door which was hidden by curtains, struck her head against it, and rushed from the room with a moan either of pain or sorrow. His health, or, more visibly, his spirits, had lately much failed—no doubt the consequence of that giving way of his debilitated system, which was soon to carry him off.

Masham, Ambassador-Extraordinary to the States-General, and also to the Council of State appointed for the government of the Spanish Netherlands, in the place of Lieutenant-General Cadogan. All over western Europe the elaborate devices of the census and the stations for the collection of customs crumbled away; taxation as such disappeared, through the hostility of the clergy and the exemptions accorded to powerful subjects. Il n’y a pas de petit ennemi—There is no such thing as an insignificant enemy.