If they pay the tax from a mistaken interest in the individual taxed, to save his property, or prevent his going to jail, it is because they have not considered wisely how far they let their private
feelings interfere with the public good.
I would form this crack regiment out of officers alone -- not a single private
My friend, Private
Mulvaney, who went home in the Serapis, time-expired, not very long ago, has come back to India as a civilian
There were no privates
in the army because all were so courageous and skillful that they had been promoted one by one until there were no privates
There were no privates
in Ozma's Army because soldiers were not needed to fight battles, but only to look important, and an officer always looks more imposing than a private
I heard Will talking about Publics and Privates
, and I meant to ask him, but I forgot.
We marched directly into the compound, where the company was dismissed, with the exception of a guard of four privates
, who escorted me in the wake of the young officer.
A common and natural result of an undue respect for law is, that you may see a file of soldiers, colonel, captain, corporal, privates
, powder-monkeys, and all, marching in admirable order over hill and dale to the wars, against their wills, ay, against their common sense and consciences, which makes it very steep marching indeed, and produces a palpitation of the heart.
He was in the Black Watch, when first it was mustered; and, like other gentlemen privates
, had a gillie at his back to carry his firelock for him on the march.
Officers were running backwards and forwards, first communicating with Colonel Bulder, and then ordering the sergeants, and then running away altogether; and even the very privates
themselves looked from behind their glazed stocks with an air of mysterious solemnity, which sufficiently bespoke the special nature of the occasion.
I should never get to the bottom--were I to let myself go even now-- of the prodigious private
commentary, all under still more private
correction, with which, in these days, I overscored their full hours.
If my long practice in cultivating the field of human sympathy had not accustomed me to private
investigations into the affairs of other people, I might have found some of these queries rather difficult to deal with in the course of a week.
They are, so to say, public poetry, the public property of the emotions, and no longer touch the private
heart or stir the private
Before I proceed to give an account of my leaving this kingdom, it may be proper to inform the reader of a private
intrigue which had been for two months forming against me.
Therefore he did not dare to shoulder the risk of constructing a second system of wires, and at last consented to give licenses to private