On one side the religious multitude, with their sad visages and dark attire, and on the other, the group of despotic rulers
, with the high churchman in the midst, and here and there a crucifix at their bosoms, all magnificently clad, flushed with wine, proud of unjust authority, and scoffing at the universal groan.
I had evidently made an impression upon the ruler of Okar by my fair words, and when he had turned to Dejah Thoris and Thuvia of Ptarth, and both had corroborated my statements it began to look pretty dark for Thurid.
Presently the yellow ruler turned to one of his officers.
Many years before you came here this Land was united under one Ruler, as it is now, and the Ruler's name was always 'Oz,' which means in our language 'Great and Good'; or, if the Ruler happened to be a woman, her name was always 'Ozma.
But I escaped from her and am now the Ruler of my people.
For some time Ozma had ruled over this fair country, and never was Ruler more popular or beloved.
The girl Ruler had even made Dorothy a Princess of Oz, and had often implored her to come to Ozma's stately palace and live there always; but Dorothy had been loyal to her Aunt Em and Uncle Henry, who had cared for her since she was a baby, and she had refused to leave them because she knew they would be lonely without her.
in me you behold the Body- Guard of our gracious Ruler
, Princess Ozma, as well as the Royal Army of Oz and the Police Force of the Emerald City.
He is said to be the Ruler
of the Underground World, and commands the rocks and all that the rocks contain.
From rubbing his nose with the ruler
, to poising it in his hand and giving it an occasional flourish after the tomahawk manner, the transition was easy and natural.
If the representatives of the people betray their constituents, there is then no resource left but in the exertion of that original right of self-defense which is paramount to all positive forms of government, and which against the usurpations of the national rulers
, may be exerted with infinitely better prospect of success than against those of the rulers
of an individual state.
The aim of every political constitution is, or ought to be, first to obtain for rulers
men who possess most wisdom to discern, and most virtue to pursue, the common good of the society; and in the next place, to take the most effectual precautions for keeping them virtuous whilst they continue to hold their public trust.
The disfavor into which he falls with the rulers
of France turns to his advantage.
All the rulers
were Roman, all the high posts were filled by Romans, and Latin was the speech of the people.
But are the rulers
of states absolutely infallible, or are they sometimes liable to err?