At present I mean only to consider it as it respects security for the preservation of peace and tranquillity, as well as against dangers from FOREIGN ARMS AND INFLUENCE, as from dangers of the LIKE KIND arising from domestic causes.
As to those just causes of war which proceed from direct and unlawful violence, it appears equally clear to me that one good national government affords vastly more security against dangers of that sort than can be derived from any other quarter.
Safety from external danger is the most powerful director of national conduct.
These armies being, in the first case, rarely, if at all, called into activity for interior defense, the people are in no danger of being broken to military subordination.
Their apprehensions were aggravated by some of Lisa's followers, who, not being engaged in the expedition, took a mischievous pleasure in exaggerating its dangers
. They painted in strong colors, to the poor Canadian voyageurs, the risk they would run of perishing with hunger and thirst; of being cut off by war-parties of the Sioux who scoured the plains; of having their horses stolen by the Upsarokas or Crows, who infested the skirts of the Rocky Mountains; or of being butchered by the Blackfeet, who lurked among the defiles.
Whence could it have proceeded, that the Athenians, a people who would not suffer an army to be commanded by fewer than ten generals, and who required no other proof of danger
to their liberties than the illustrious merit of a fellow-citizen, should consider one illustrious citizen as a more eligible depositary of the fortunes of themselves and their posterity, than a select body of citizens, from whose common deliberations more wisdom, as well as more safety, might have been expected?
The travellers, therefore, kept a vigilant eye upon everything that might give intimation of lurking danger
You doubtless imagine that I have acquired all the wealth and luxury that you see me enjoy without difficulty or danger
, but this is far indeed from being the case.
We were often in danger
of being taken, and particularly when we touched at Dabal, where a cruiser blocked up one of the channels through which ships usually sail; but our vessel requiring no great depth of water, and the sea running high, we went through the little channel, and fortunately escaped the cruiser.
"Then I am really in danger
," declared his Majesty, positively, "and it will be wise for me to consider a means to escape."
The fact is that we had absolutely incompatible dispositions and habits of thought and action, and our danger
and isolation only accentuated the incompatibility.
He was fearless, not because he had grown used to being under fire (one cannot grow used to danger
), but because he had learned how to manage his thoughts when in danger
So long as a single pass up or down the mountain was unexplored, there was hope: but when retreat seemed to be absolutely impracticable, the horror of their situation broke upon Elizabeth as powerfully as if she had hitherto considered the danger
The messengers who may ask for any of us will not be witnesses only, they may help to stave off danger
." Seeing query in her face, he went on: "Of what kind the danger
may be, I know not, and cannot guess.
And if this poverty and broken estate in the better sort, be joined with a want and necessity in the mean people, the danger
is imminent and great.