When the sovereign
happened to be a man of vigorous and warlike temper and of superior abilities, he would acquire a personal weight and influence, which answered, for the time, the purpose of a more regular authority.
In remorse the Sovereign
Elector deprived himself of political influence by learning to read.
There are roads which must not be followed, armies which must be not attacked, towns which must be besieged, positions which must not be contested, commands of the sovereign
which must not be obeyed.
Let us inquire," he said in a smooth, pleasant voice, "why this young woman refuses to do homage to her sovereign
," and he put the question himself directly to her.
By that time Rigg came forward with a brandy-bottle, filled the flask, and handed Raffles a sovereign
, neither looking at him nor speaking to him.
Countess Bezukhova was present among other Russian ladies who had followed the sovereign from Petersburg to Vilna and eclipsed the refined Polish ladies by her massive, so called Russian type of beauty.
Boris noticed Arakcheev's excited face when the sovereign went out with Balashev.
In the meantime, Robin Hood had sent off several of his followers in different directions, as if to reconnoitre the enemy; and when he saw the company effectually broken up, he approached Richard, who was now completely armed, and, kneeling down on one knee, craved pardon of his Sovereign