Those who were hauled up within reach of the power-ful clutches of the defenders
had the nooses snatched from them and were catapulted back through the first line to the second, where they were seized and killed by the simple expedient of a single powerful closing of mighty fangs upon the backs of their necks.
of religion can enter the lists against impiety without disadvantage at the present moment, for there is a great deal of talent in the royalist press.
The wood had been soaked in oil, for in an instant it was ablaze, and a long, hissing, yellow flame licked over the heads of the defenders
, and drove them further up to the first floor of the keep.
As there was no water on these hills, the defenders
could never have anticipated a long siege, but only a hurried attack for plunder, against which the successive terraces would have afforded good protection.
It is true that his nature was extremely conservative; that after a brief period of youthful free thinking he was fanatically loyal to the national Church and to the king (though theoretically he was a Jacobite, a supporter of the supplanted Stuarts as against the reigning House of Hanover); and that in conversation he was likely to roar down or scowl down all innovators and their defenders
or silence them with such observations as, 'Sir, I perceive you are a vile Whig.
In order to live, a government, to-day as in the past, must press the strong men of the nation into its service, taking them from every quarter, so as to make them its defenders
, and to remove from among the people the men of energy who incite the masses to insurrection.
Then we shall be right in getting rid of the lamentations of famous men, and making them over to women (and not even to women who are good for anything), or to men of a baser sort, that those who are being educated by us to be the defenders
of their country may scorn to do the like.
She saw the impending fate of her defenders
and there sprung to life in her savage bosom the spark of martyrdom, that some common forbear had transmitted alike to Teeka, the wild ape, and the glorious women of a higher order who have invited death for their men.
After a few historical quotations, he comes to two modern defenders
of introspection, Stout and James.
Thomson; Ensigns Hicks and Grady; the band on the pier playing the national anthem, and the crowd loudly cheering the gallant veterans as they went into Wayte's hotel, where a sumptuous banquet was provided for the defenders
of Old England.
But the task would exceed our prerogatives; and, as history, like love, is so apt to surround her heroes with an atmosphere of imaginary brightness, it is probable that Louis de Saint Veran will be viewed by posterity only as the gallant defender
of his country, while his cruel apathy on the shores of the Oswego and of the Horican will be forgotten.
The warm defender
of the sacredness of the family re- lation is the same that scatters whole families,--sun- dering husbands and wives, parents and children, sisters and brothers,--leaving the hut vacant, and the hearth desolate.