I should like to enjoy myself thoroughly, and coquet with all the world, till I am on the verge of being called an old maid; and then, to escape the infamy of that, after having made ten thousand conquests, to break all their hearts save one, by marrying some high-born, rich, indulgent husband, whom, on the other hand, fifty ladies were dying to have.
Well, I should think one conquest would be enough; and too much, unless the subjugation were mutual.
I abhor every common-place phrase by which wit is intended; and 'setting one's cap at a man,' or 'making a conquest
,' are the most odious of all.
would be as easy to be made as difficult to be retained.
It was a matter of public knowledge, they said, that after the conquest
of King William, his Norman followers, elated by so great a victory, acknowledged no law but their own wicked pleasure, and not only despoiled the conquered Saxons of their lands and their goods, but invaded the honour of their wives and of their daughters with the most unbridled license; and hence it was then common for matrons and maidens of noble families to assume the veil, and take shelter in convents, not as called thither by the vocation of God, but solely to preserve their honour from the unbridled wickedness of man.
The Anglo-Saxons were for a long time fully occupied with the work of conquest and settlement, and their first literature of any importance, aside from 'Beowulf,' appears at about the time when 'Beowulf' was being put into its present form, namely in the seventh century.
For a hundred years, throughout the ninth century, the Danes, appearing with unwearied persistence, repeatedly ravaged and plundered England, and they finally made complete conquest of Northumbria, destroyed all the churches and monasteries, and almost completely extinguished learning.
Footnote: Vivid though inaccurate pictures of life and events at the time of the Norman Conquest are given in Bulwer-Lytton's 'Harold' and Charles Kingsley's 'Hereward the Wake.
They went on for some time, dividing up the people and the treasure of Oz in advance of the conquest
And it is said that the women were so tired eating of their husbands' cooking that they all hailed the conquest
of Jinjur with Joy.
The average number of conquests
per year fell drastically - to 0.
The Mongol Conquests
also presents evidence to contradict popular beliefs about the Mongols, such as that they used terror as a deliberate strategy or possessed skill at siege warfare.
This produces a rather unsettling similarity to other less ideological-driven conquests
Written especially for adolescents and teenagers, Alexander The Great Rocks The World chronicles the events of Alexander's life, his military conquests
, his ideals of unity, his battle tactics, and much more in detailed yet plain-spoken vernacular language.
In one paragraph he states that archaeological evidence contradicts the Exodus from Egypt, wilderness wanderings and conquests
in Transjordan, but then goes on to suppose that there just may have been a miracle worker like Moses among the Semitic slaves in Egypt, who may have mediated to them knowledge about the new deity Yahweh.