Beth said nothing, but wiped away her tears with the blue army
sock and began to knit with all her might, losing no time in doing the duty that lay nearest her, while she resolved in her quiet little soul to be all that Father hoped to find her when the year brought round the happy coming home.
According to the orders of the preceding night, the heavy sleep of the army
was broken by the rolling of the warning drums, whose rattling echoes were heard issuing, on the damp morning air, out of every vista of the woods, just as day began to draw the shaggy outlines of some tall pines of the vicinity, on the opening brightness of a soft and cloudless eastern sky.
A zeal for the defence of their country led these heroes to the scene of action, though with a few men to attack a powerful army of experienced warriors.
These returned quick as lightening to their camp with the alarming news of a mighty army in view.
The army under such circumstances may usefully aid the magistrate to suppress a small faction, or an occasional mob, or insurrection; but it will be unable to enforce encroachments against the united efforts of the great body of the people.
An insular situation, and a powerful marine, guarding it in a great measure against the possibility of foreign invasion, supersede the necessity of a numerous army within the kingdom.
On the other hand, the proximity of an army
causes prices to go up; and high prices cause the people's substance to be drained away.
Now he hastened down the stairs, and stood beneath the portal, on the red free-stone steps, to receive some mud-bespattered courier, from whom he hoped to hear tidings of the army.
He likewise appointed both Pepperell and Shirley to be colonels in the royal army.
And, in fact, the last letter he had received from Mack's army
informed him of a victory and stated strategically the position of the army
was very favorable.
In time of war every Nome left his forge or mine and became part of the great army
of King Roquat.
You were not supposed to know it," she returned, "for we have kept it a secret; and considering that our army
is composed entirely of girls," she added, with some pride, "it is surely a remarkable thing that our Revolt is not yet discovered.
Before sunrise on a May morning in the year 1264, the barons' army
set out from its camp at Fletching, nine miles from Lewes, and, marching through dense forests, reached a point two miles from the city, unobserved.
A FARMER, an Artisan, and a Labourer went to the King of their country and complained that they were compelled to support a large standing army
of mere consumers, who did nothing for their keep.
Jean Pied-du-Port, and by six Sir Nigel's Company, three hundred strong, were on their way for the defile, pushing swiftly in the dim light up the steep curving road; for it was the prince's order that they should be the first to pass through, and that they should remain on guard at the further end until the whole army
had emerged from the mountains.