It seems to me then that I would rather be a hero of a French duel than a crowned
and sceptered monarch.
Whenever the village had a drunken frolic and a dance, they would drag him in and crown him with cabbage leaves, and pretend to bow down to him; and one night when he was sick and nearly starved to death, they had him out and crowned
him, and then they rode him on a rail about the village, and everybody followed along, beating tin pans and yelling.
Wilson's got a scheme for driving plain window glass panes out of the market by decorating it with greasy finger marks, and getting rich by selling it at famine prices to the crowned
heads over in Europe to outfit their palaces with.
She could hardly see the way back to her seat, for in her ignorant lonely little life she had never been singled out for applause, never lauded, nor crowned
, as in this wonderful, dazzling moment.
O, how accursed is that system, which entombs the godlike mind of man, defaces the divine image, reduces those who by crea- tion were crowned
with glory and honor to a level with four-footed beasts, and exalts the dealer in hu- man flesh above all that is called God