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.
"Cecil, give me that sovereign
. No, give me up that sovereign
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.
As I witnessed it, I could not but speculate upon the moral effect upon his troops of a sovereign's presence in the midst of battle.
At first he had led them in person, lately his presence within a hundred miles of the battle line had been sufficient for large engagements--for minor ones only the knowledge that they were fighting for the glory of their sovereign was necessary to win victories.
"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.
Falling - her veriest stepping-stone Shall form the pedestal of a throne - And who her sovereign
? Timour - he Whom the astonished people saw Striding o'er empires haughtily A diadem'd outlaw -
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.
But the gift somewhere dropped out of the line of succession: the later sovereigns
of England have not been tactual healers, and the disease once honored with the name "king's evil" now bears the humbler one of "scrofula," from scrofa , a sow.
``your kingdom is threatened with dissolution and civil war your subjects menaced with every species of evil, if deprived of their sovereign in some of those dangers which it is your daily pleasure to incur, and from which you have but this moment narrowly escaped.''
``King of Outlaws,'' he said, ``have you no refreshment to offer to your brother sovereign? for these dead knaves have found me both in exercise and appetite.''
``We are honoured,'' he said to Ivanhoe, apart, ``by the presence of our gallant Sovereign; yet I would not that he dallied with time, which the circumstances of his kingdom may render precious.''