An institution upholding honor, the source of emulation
, is one similar to the Legion d'honneur of the great Emperor Napoleon, not harmful but helpful to the success of the service, but not a class or court privilege.
Of this famous house, some of the greatest noblemen, prelates, and dignitaries in England are governors: and as the boys are very comfortably lodged, fed, and educated, and subsequently inducted to good scholarships at the University and livings in the Church, many little gentlemen are devoted to the ecclesiastical profession from their tenderest years, and there is considerable emulation
to procure nominations for the foundation.
She boasted of beautiful paintings of landscapes and flowers by them executed; of songs they could sing and pieces they could play, of purses they could net, of French books they could translate; till my spirit was moved to emulation
as I listened.
My son's great capacity was tempted on, there, by a feeling of voluntary emulation
and conscious pride,' the fond lady went on to say.
If it be a public trust or office, in which they are clothed with equal dignity and authority, there is peculiar danger of personal emulation
and even animosity.