After the crowne was blessed, the archbishop set it on his head, saieng, Coronet te Deus, &c.
The pain I suffered for five weeks made me delirious. Some minutes passed. It is a huge civilized empire, one of the most populous on the globe; and it has been the helpless prey of outsiders because it does not possess the power to fight. Nosse omnia hæc salus est adolescentulis—It is salutary for young men to know all these things. He liked to hear those wild, tipsy shouts behind him: “Get on! Get on!” when it was impossible to go any faster.
“Russia’s ancient and sacred capital!” he suddenly said, repeating Bennigsen’s words in an angry voice and thereby drawing attention to the false note in them. For the lord admerall vnderstanding that the duke of Glocester, and manie other noblemen would sée the muster of his men, vsed all diligence, and spared for no costs, to haue the most choisest and pikedst fellowes that might be gotten, not following the euill example of others in times past, which receiued tag and rag to fill vp their numbers, whom they hired for small wages, and reserued the residue to their pursses. It was perfectly useless; they were as Protestant as the Church. and Jul., ii. The German Government had accepted Wilson’s Fourteen Points, although they were severe enough.
This was bad enough, but the bargain went to enable France to put its foot on the neck of England, and to employ its forces to destroy Protestantism abroad—Protestantism and liberty; to throw Holland, and eventually all the Netherlands, and then Spain, into the power of France, making of it an empire so gigantic that neither freedom, nor Protestantism, nor any political independence could ever more exist. In fine, I see by our example, that the society of men is maintained and held together, at what price soever; in what condition soever they are placed, they still close and stick together, both moving and in heaps; as ill united bodies, that, shuffled together without order, find of themselves a means to unite and settle, often better than they could have been disposed by art. For, as Virgil observes, all animosity against the vanquished and the dead must cease. Fireworks were let off by order of Government; but the night was black and tempestuous, and flashes of lurid lightning paled the artificial fires, and made the people only the more firm in the belief that heaven testified against the imposture. To carry this Bill, and cover their criminality, bribes had been given, not only to Trevor, but to Hungerford, Chairman of the Grand Committee, and many others.
Read my little fable: / He that runs may read. The bayou was grown up with timber, which the enemy had felled into the ditch. There is an omission in this enumeration, unless the word recover be taken in its most extensive sense. Our advance was pushed forward three miles on the left with but little fighting. I made up my mind that the men were of just the kind whom it would be well to have with me if ever it became necessary to go to war.
That obliged me to write to him. The reluctance of Tacitus (and it might possibly be sincere) was encountered by the affectionate obstinacy of the senate. Soon after the arrival of the suit I donned it, and put off for Cincinnati on horseback. But the temper of mankind was altered, and it was no longer esteemed infamous for a Roman to survive his honor and independence. “Eh, lad, don’t fret!” said he, in the tender singsong caressing voice old Russian peasant women employ.
A volley was heard, and some bullets whistled past, while others plashed against something. “A perfect picture! How he chased a fox out of the rank grass by the Zavárzinsk thicket the other day! Leaped a fearful place; what a sight when they rushed from the covert… Quem di diligunt, adolescens moritur, dum valet, sentit, sapit—Whom the gods love dies young, while his strength and senses and faculties are in their full vigour.