The nobles themselves, each fortified
within his own castle, and playing the petty sovereign over his own dominions, were the leaders of bands scarce less lawless and oppressive than those of the avowed depredators.
I would entertain myself in forming and directing the minds of hopeful young men, by convincing them, from my own remembrance, experience, and observation, fortified
by numerous examples, of the usefulness of virtue in public and private life.
This expectation was too sanguine: they found them encamped in a place naturally almost inaccessible, and so well fortified
, that it would be no less than extreme rashness to attack them.
The nations of Europe are encircled with chains of fortified
places, which mutually obstruct invasion.
A respect for truth, however, obliges us to remark, that they seem never for a moment to have turned their eyes from the danger to liberty from the overgrown and all-grasping prerogative of an hereditary magistrate, supported and fortified
by an hereditary branch of the legislative authority.
At this period, after vainly seeking to put into her life those interests which make the Woman, and finding herself forced to be still unmarried, she fortified
her virtue by stern religious practices.
He did not even have to argue the point that she would be much happier amidst the luxuries of a London apartment, fortified
as she would be by both his love and his bank account, than lawfully wed to such a one as her social position warranted.
And thus fortified
, as I supposed, on every side, I began to profit by the strange immunities of my position.
I was not sleepy, as the long sleep yesterday had fortified
me, but I could not help experiencing that chill which comes over one at the coming of the dawn, which is like, in its way, the turn of the tide.
But I saw nothing, not even the Island of Perim, with which the British Government has fortified
the position of Aden.
The panorama passed before their eyes like a flash, save when the steam concealed it fitfully from the view; the travellers could scarcely discern the fort of Chupenie, twenty miles south-westward from Benares, the ancient stronghold of the rajahs of Behar; or Ghazipur and its famous rose-water factories; or the tomb of Lord Cornwallis, rising on the left bank of the Ganges; the fortified
town of Buxar, or Patna, a large manufacturing and trading-place, where is held the principal opium market of India; or Monghir, a more than European town, for it is as English as Manchester or Birmingham, with its iron foundries, edgetool factories, and high chimneys puffing clouds of black smoke heavenward.
Certainly; it being at the same time perfectly understood that he should have been duly fortified
against the poison to which he had not been accustomed.
And whoever shall fortify his town well, and shall have managed the other concerns of his subjects in the way stated above, and to be often repeated, will never be attacked without great caution, for men are always adverse to enterprises where difficulties can be seen, and it will be seen not to be an easy thing to attack one who has his town well fortified
, and is not hated by his people.
hen an army has penetrated into the heart of a hostile country, leaving a number of fortified
cities in its rear, it is serious ground.
Boston was now a garrisoned and fortified
town; for the general had built a battery across the Neck, on the road to Roxbury, and placed guards for its defence.