I wish to demonstrate further the infelicity of these arms
. The mercenary captains are either capable men or they are not; if they are, you cannot trust them, because they always aspire to their own greatness, either by oppressing you, who are their master, or others contrary to your intentions; but if the captain is not skilful, you are ruined in the usual way.
Genevieve saw her lover's arms
drop to his sides as his body lifted, went backward, and fell limply to the floor.
Her eyes softened upon him, and a kind answer was on her lips, when a hoarse shout, with the clatter of arms
and stamping of steeds, rose up from the bailey below.
In some governments the power is vested not only in those who bear arms
, but also in those who have borne them.
Suddenly I came to myself and, with that strange instinct which seems ever to prompt me to my duty, I seized the cudgel, which had fallen to the floor at the commencement of the battle, and swinging it with all the power of my earthly arms
I crashed it full upon the head of the ape, crushing his skull as though it had been an eggshell.
He crooked the arm
next to her - crooked it very slightly and with secret tentativeness, not invitingly, but just casually, as though he was accustomed to walk that way.
The gentleman grasped her firmly by the shoulders, and being so fully occupied with holding her back, he was unable to put a hand to his veil which was falling off, as it did at length entirely, and Dorothea, who was holding the lady in her arms
, raising her eyes saw that he who likewise held her was her husband, Don Fernando.
His right hand held her left, and he pressed her arm
close against his heart as he leaned down towards her.
Amazement seis'd The Rebel Thrones, but greater rage to see Thus foil'd thir mightiest, ours joy filld, and shout, Presage of Victorie and fierce desire Of Battel: whereat MICHAEL bid sound Th' Arch-Angel trumpet; through the vast of Heav'n It sounded, and the faithful Armies rung HOSANNA to the Highest: nor stood at gaze The adverse Legions, nor less hideous joyn'd The horrid shock: now storming furie rose, And clamour such as heard in Heav'n till now Was never, Arms
on Armour clashing bray'd Horrible discord, and the madding Wheeles Of brazen Chariots rag'd; dire was the noise Of conflict; over head the dismal hiss Of fiery Darts in flaming volies flew, And flying vaulted either Host with fire.
cried the captain; he never drinks it; it's a sort of fits to him; fresh water throws him into the hydrophobia; but go on --go on with the arm
He came forward and took my arm
. "Blood on the sleeve," said he, and rolled back the flannel.
When he became aware that his arm
was broken, this man, so harsh to others, fell swooning on the threshold, where he remained motionless and cold, as if dead.