Little Classics: Heroism

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Rossiter Johnson
J.R. Osgood, 1875

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الصفحة 192 - And call no man your father upon the earth: for one is your Father, which is in heaven.
الصفحة 170 - And there he maketh the hungry to dwell, that they may prepare a city for habitation ; 37 And sow the fields, and plant vineyards, which may yield fruits of increase.
الصفحة 132 - And furious every charger neighed To join the dreadful revelry. Then shook the hills with thunder riven Then rushed the steed to battle driven, And louder than the bolts of heaven Far flashed the red artillery.
الصفحة 151 - ... in a life of drunkenness and lust, began to think that he had no longer anything to fear from the retainers of Takumi no Kami, who must be cowards, without the courage to avenge their lord. So by degrees he began to keep a less strict watch, and sent back half of the guard which had been lent to him by his fatherin-law, Uyesugi Sama.
الصفحة 133 - They dash out a little way, and then slacken ; they creep up, hand over hand, loading and firing, and wavering and halting, from the first line of works to the second ; they burst into a charge with a cheer, and go over it. Sheets of flame baptize them ; plunging shot tear away comrades on left and right ; it is no longer shoulder to shoulder ; it is God for us all...
الصفحة 156 - Kotsuke no Suke's men having been killed, there was an end of the fighting; but as yet there was no trace of Kotsuke no Suke to be found.
الصفحة 142 - wave-man ;" one who is tossed about hither and thither, as a wave of the sea. It is used to designate persons of gentle blood, entitled to bear arms, who, having become separated from their feudal lords by their own act, or by dismissal, or by fate, wander about the country in the capacity of somewhat disreputable knights-errant, without ostensible means of living, in some cases offering themselves for hire to new masters, in others supporting themselves by pillage ; or who, falling a grade in the...
الصفحة 149 - Kotsuke no Suke's spies reported all this at Yedo, he was greatly relieved at the news, and felt secure from danger. One day Kuranosuke's wife, who was bitterly grieved to see her husband lead this abandoned life, went to him and said: " My lord, you told me at first that your debauchery was but a trick to make your enemy relax in watchfulness. But indeed, indeed, this has gone too far. I pray and beseech you to put some restraint upon yourself.
الصفحة 144 - ... custom, had brought him in return for his instruction, were mean and unworthy, he conceived a great hatred against them, and took no pains in teaching them, but on the contrary rather sought to make laughing-stocks of them. Takumi no Kami, restrained by a stern sense of duty, bore his insults with patience, but Kamei Sama, who had less control over his temper, was violently incensed and determined to kill Kotsuke no Suke.
الصفحة 203 - War and rumours of war, revolutions and counter-revolutions, empires and insurrections, military and political questions— these all were for it things unknown and unheard of, mighty winds that arose and blew and swept the lands around it, but never came near enough to harm it, lying there, as it did, in its loneliness like any lark's nest. Even in the great days of the Revolution it had been quiet. It had had a lord whom it loved in the old castle on the hill at whose feet it nestled; it had never...

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