That your friends will be driven into exile and deprived of citizenship, or will lose their property, is tolerably certain; and you yourself, if you fly to one of the neighbouring cities, as, for example, Thebes or Megara, both of which are well governed, will come to them as an enemy, Socrates, and their government will be against you, and all patriotic
citizens will cast an evil eye upon you as a subverter of the laws, and you will confirm in the minds of the judges the justice of their own condemnation of you.
Not only many of the officers of government, who obeyed the dictates of personal interest, but others, from a mistaken estimate of consequences, or the undue influence of former attachments, or whose ambition aimed at objects which did not correspond with the public good, were indefatigable in their efforts to pursuade the people to reject the advice of that patriotic
adversary in a State of great exports and imports, is not less dissatisfied that the whole burden of taxes may be thrown on consumption.
Villefort dictated a petition, in which, from an excellent intention, no doubt, Dantes' patriotic
services were exaggerated, and he was made out one of the most active agents of Napoleon's return.
If no dispute had arisen between the king and the people, Hutchinson would have had the character of a wise, good, and patriotic
He drew all his ideas of England that were not bred by the cheaper patriotic
prints from one iron-fisted colonel and an unbending adjutant.
The veteran soon caused this set of patriotic
disinterestedness to be followed by another of private munificence, that, however little it accorded with prudence, was in perfect conformity with the simple integrity of his own views.
There were cooler and more calculating spirits, however, who had the control of affairs, and felt nothing of the patriotic
pride and indignation of these youths.
But in spite of these relations with the best families in Paris, he was independent and patriotic
, and he maintained among them that easy, brilliant, half-ironical tone, and that freedom of judgment which characterize painters.
I have always held, too, that pistol practice should be distinctly an open-air pastime; and when Holmes, in one of his queer humors, would sit in an arm-chair with his hair-trigger and a hundred Boxer cartridges, and proceed to adorn the opposite wall with a patriotic
The victim was a popular actress; the accused was a popular actor; and the accused had been caught red-handed, as it were, by the most popular soldier of the patriotic
On these national occasions dancing may be a patriotic
service, and Volumnia is constantly seen hopping about for the good of an ungrateful and unpensioning country.
Nay, more, I insisted at once on my prescriptive right and on his patriotic
obligation in the matter.
We sometimes meet men under some strong moral influence, as a patriotic
, a literary, a religious movement, and feel that the moral sentiment rules man and nature.
A wave of patriotic
feeling had swept over the country, and volunteers were coming from all ranks of society.