He quitted the militia
and engaged in trade, having brothers already established in a good way in London, which afforded him a favourable opening.
All which, however happily tempered by the laws of that kingdom, have been sometimes violated by each of the three parties, and have more than once occasioned civil wars; the last whereof was happily put an end to by this prince's grand-father, in a general composition; and the militia
, then settled with common consent, has been ever since kept in the strictest duty.
What would the militia
of Britain be if the English militia
obeyed the government of England, if the Scotch militia
obeyed the government of Scotland, and if the Welsh militia
obeyed the government of Wales?
The power of regulating and calling forth the militia
has been already sufficiently vindicated and explained.
At present, indeed, they were well supplied both with news and happiness by the recent arrival of a militia
regiment in the neighbourhood; it was to remain the whole winter, and Meryton was the headquarters.
As thou seest, Planchet," said Aramis, whilst Athos smiled on seeing what important rank was held in the city militia
by the former comrade of Musqueton, Bazin and Grimaud.
He stayed at home," said Grandfather, "and was general of the militia
All the great men of the neighborhood were there on horseback; militia
officers, in uniform; the member of Congress; the sheriff of the county; the editors of newspapers; and many a farmer, too, had mounted his patient steed, with his Sunday coat upon his back.
Cooper is ridiculing the habit of newspaper editors of seeking popularity by serving in the militia
and thus receiving the title of "Colonel"}
He was only a captain in the Loamshire Militia
, but to the Hayslope tenants he was more intensely a captain than all the young gentlemen of the same rank in his Majesty's regulars--he outshone them as the planet Jupiter outshines the Milky Way.
Ten years later still, when England and the United States were again engaged in war, and the hordes of the western parts of the State of New York were rushing to the field, Elnathan, presuming on the reputation obtained by these two operations, followed in the rear of a brigade of militia
as its surgeon!
A well-regulated militia
, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.