Not only many of the officers of government, who obeyed the dictates of personal interest, but others, from a mistaken estimate of consequences, or the undue influence of former attachments, or whose ambition aimed at objects which did not correspond with the public good, were indefatigable in their efforts to pursuade the people to reject the advice of that patriotic
At that time enthusiasm for the Emperor Alexander's regime had weakened and a patriotic
and anti-French tendency prevailed there, and this, together with his past and his intellect and his originality, at once made Prince Nicholas Bolkonski an object of particular respect to the Moscovites and the center of the Moscow opposition to the government.
And it shows, perhaps, the strength of English patriotic
spirit that that story never took hold of English minds.
"Edwin and Morcar, the earls of Mercia and Northumbria, declared for him: and even Stigand, the patriotic
archbishop of Canterbury, found it advisable--"'
Here late in the morning it was remarked by a number of patriotic
My sister pined for her Spanish home all these years of exile; she was always talking of Spain to the child, and tending and nourishing the love of Spain in the little thing's heart as a precious flower; and she died happy in the knowledge that the fruitage of her patriotic
labors was as rich as even she could desire.
Several of the assistants had gone to the war, and Lynn and Sedley with patriotic
zeal had promised to keep their places open for them.
"No," said the patriotic
Miller, "I will employ no one who deserts his position in the hour of danger.
MEETING a fat and patriotic
Statesman on his way to Washington to beseech the President for an office, an idle Tramp accosted him and begged twenty-five cents with which to buy a suit of clothes.
They must have reflected, that in all great changes of established governments, forms ought to give way to substance; that a rigid adherence in such cases to the former, would render nominal and nugatory the transcendent and precious right of the people to "abolish or alter their governments as to them shall seem most likely to effect their safety and happiness," since it is impossible for the people spontaneously and universally to move in concert towards their object; and it is therefore essential that such changes be instituted by some INFORMAL AND UNAUTHORIZED PROPOSITIONS, made by some patriotic
and respectable citizen or number of citizens.
There were cooler and more calculating spirits, however, who had the control of affairs, and felt nothing of the patriotic
pride and indignation of these youths.
"Yours is certainly one of the most patriotic
households, Sir Alfred, which I have entered," he declared.