He left in order not to obstruct the commander in chief's undivided control of the army, and hoping that more decisive action would then be taken, but the command of the armies became still more confused and enfeebled.
For God's sake send me somewhere else if only in command of a regiment.
The serjeant had informed Mr Jones that they were marching against the rebels, and expected to be commanded
by the glorious Duke of Cumberland.
"My third command to the Winged Monkeys," said Glinda, "shall be to carry you to your forest.
All you have to do is to knock the heels together three times and command the shoes to carry you wherever you wish to go."
This change in service was most welcome to me, especially as it brought with it coveted responsibilities of sole command, and I was prone to overlook the deficiencies of the Coldwater in the natural pride I felt in my first ship.
"He was in command, and he took his ship across thirty!" That was sufficient.
They haven't much of an army in Oz, but the Princess who ruled them has a fairy wand; and the little girl Dorothy has your Magic Belt; and at the North of the Emerald City lives a clever sorceress called Glinda the Good, who commands
the spirits of the air.
Those again who held Pelasgic Argos, Alos, Alope, and Trachis; and those of Phthia and Hellas the land of fair women, who were called Myrmidons, Hellenes, and Achaeans; these had fifty ships, over which Achilles was in command. But they now took no part in the war, inasmuch as there was no one to marshal them; for Achilles stayed by his ships, furious about the loss of the girl Briseis, whom he had taken from Lyrnessus at his own great peril, when he had sacked Lyrnessus and Thebe, and had overthrown Mynes and Epistrophus, sons of king Evenor, son of Selepus.
But Polypoetes was not sole in command, for with him was Leonteus, of the race of Mars, who was son of Coronus, the son of Caeneus.
One of the three, commanded
by General Prideaux, was to embark on Lake Ontario and proceed to Montreal.
More fortunate than most dogs, Jerry won to a pair of gods that, no matter how much they commanded
, loved more.
"No, monsieur, you have commanded
," said Raoul, persistently; "had you only requested me, your request is even more effective than your order.
Very often the chief ministers themselves are commanded to show their skill, and to convince the emperor that they have not lost their faculty.
But the danger is much greater, when the ministers themselves are commanded to show their dexterity; for, by contending to excel themselves and their fellows, they strain so far that there is hardly one of them who has not received a fall, and some of them two or three.