It is true that this provincial was a Gascon; and that, particularly at this period, the compatriots of D'Artagnan had the reputation of not being easily intimidated.
At this demand D'Artagnan gave his name very modestly, emphasized the title of compatriot, and begged the servant who had put the question to him to request a moment's audience of M.
He remembered that a cynical compatriot
had once told him that American women--the pretty ones, and this gave a largeness to the axiom-- were at once the most exacting in the world and the least endowed with a sense of indebtedness.
Such are the Agamemnon and Diomed of Homer, and not far different is the picture Xenophon gives of himself and his compatriots
in the Retreat of the Ten Thousand.
With his younger compatriots
he took the attitude of an inscrutable listener, a listener of the kind that hears you out intelligently and then--just changes the subject.
Yes, my compatriots
, happily cast him out and sent him forth
But, as they had all been in the British Embassy way in sundry parts of the earth, and as a British Embassy cannot better establish a character with the Circumlocution Office than by treating its compatriots
with illimitable contempt (else it would become like the Embassies of other countries), Clennam felt that on the whole they let him off lightly.
And if we were all Englishmen present, I would say,' added Mr Podsnap, looking round upon his compatriots
, and sounding solemnly with his theme, 'that there is in the Englishman a combination of qualities, a modesty, an independence, a responsibility, a repose, combined with an absence of everything calculated to call a blush into the cheek of a young person, which one would seek in vain among the Nations of the Earth.
As I was saying; if Monsieur Manette had not died; if he had suddenly and silently disappeared; if he had been spirited away; if it had not been difficult to guess to what dreadful place, though no art could trace him; if he had an enemy in some compatriot
who could exercise a privilege that I in my own time have known the boldest people afraid to speak of in a whisper, across the water there; for instance, the privilege of filling up blank forms for the consignment of any one to the oblivion of a prison for any length of time; if his wife had implored the king, the queen, the court, the clergy, for any tidings of him, and all quite in vain;--then the history of your father would have been the history of this unfortunate gentleman, the Doctor of Beauvais.
They then posted themselves on the level ground at the outlet of the Sierra, and as soon as Don Quixote and his companions emerged from it the curate began to examine him very deliberately, as though he were striving to recognise him, and after having stared at him for some time he hastened towards him with open arms exclaiming, "A happy meeting with the mirror of chivalry, my worthy compatriot
Don Quixote of La Mancha, the flower and cream of high breeding, the protection and relief of the distressed, the quintessence of knights-errant
The other treated him at once to an exciting beverage, and expatiated on the pleasure of meeting a compatriot
in a foreign land; to hear him, you would have thought they had encountered in Central Africa.
Cropoli, in his character of a compatriot
, was indulgent towards Pittrino, which was the name of the artist.
Your success depends upon yourself; you can have a palace, also," said Bonaparte, watching his compatriot with a keen eye.
Lucien gave his purse to his compatriot, telling him to come to him the next day, that arrangements might be made to secure the comfort of the family.
None but a compatriot
," his Excellency declared, "could have performed that majestic dance in such a way.