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But some persons might doubt the propriety of his division of the citizens into three parts; for the artisans, the husbandmen, and the soldiers are to compose one community, where the husbandmen are to have no arms, and the artisans neither arms nor land, which would in a manner render them slaves to the soldiery. It is also impossible that the whole community should partake of all the honourable employments in it--for the generals and the guardians of the state must necessarily be appointed out of the soldiery, and indeed the most honourable magistrates; but as the two other parts will not have their share in the government, how can they be expected to have any affection for it?
The inhabitants of territories, often the theatre of war, are unavoidably subjected to frequent infringements on their rights, which serve to weaken their sense of those rights; and by degrees the people are brought to consider the soldiery not only as their protectors, but as their superiors.
But the fight was not to go easily this day, for the soldiery, smarting from their recent discomfiture at the widow's cottage, and knowing that the eyes of the whole shire were upon them, fought well, and pressed closely after the retreating outlaws.
At length, with a concerted rush, evidently in response to a signal of command, the pirates in our immediate vicinity dashed recklessly to the ground in the very midst of the thern soldiery.
Suddenly the ape-man stopped and turned toward the city, his mighty frame, clothed in the yellow tunic of Herog's soldiery, plainly visible to the others beneath the light of the stars.
This follows also on another natural and common necessity, which always causes a new prince to burden those who have submitted to him with his soldiery and with infinite other hardships which he must put upon his new acquisition.
In despair, he turned and fled from the oncoming soldiery. Across the compound he ran, his revolver still clutched tightly in his hand.
Those who could not get in remained in the neighbourhood until evening and were, with great difficulty, kept back by the soldiery and the police.
To various degrees they shed their racism and support the causes of the North, including a Black soldiery, and in a small amount of utopian reverie they allow themselves to believe equal rights for all races might be a good idea.
You can imagine 14th Century soldiery snatching a quick mess of potage in exactly similar surroundings.
Traditional posturing from chorus men erred on the side of stilted selfconsciousness, rather than full-blooded soldiery, but hearty singing absolved all.
The basic soldiery get a 3D viewpoint but the commander has a real-time strategy view, similar to Warcraft.
The feudal system had broken down, the old feudal host had gone by the board and instead there was a paid soldiery; and this had all sorts of results, such as when they declared peace in 1361 with the treaty of Bretigny, Edward tried to get all his men to go home but most of them didn't want to go--the living in France was just too good.
And when was a war fought in which the professional soldiery was probably the least likely to be killed or injured?
Fearful of what this might do to the efficiency of the soldiery, the generals made the first of many moves to control the drug.