With his forces
intact he will dispute the mastery of the Empire, and thus, without losing a man, his triumph will be complete.
Thus adjured, after taking hasty counsel with Good and Sir Henry, I delivered my opinion briefly to the effect that, being trapped, our best chance, especially in view of the failure of our water supply, was to initiate an attack upon Twala's forces
. Then I recommended that the attack should be delivered at once, "before our wounds grew stiff," and also before the sight of Twala's overpowering force
caused the hearts of our soldiers "to wax small like fat before a fire." Otherwise, I pointed out, some of the captains might change their minds, and, making peace with Twala, desert to him, or even betray us into his hands.
of an hundred picked men from the Royal Foresters and swordsmen of the shire was gathered together and marched straightway into the greenwood.
The framers of the existing Confederation, fully aware of the danger to the Union from the separate possession of military forces
by the States, have, in express terms, prohibited them from having either ships or troops, unless with the consent of Congress.
For these reasons Louis the Twelfth, King of France, quickly occupied Milan, and as quickly lost it; and to turn him out the first time it only needed Lodovico's own forces
; because those who had opened the gates to him, finding themselves deceived in their hopes of future benefit, would not endure the ill-treatment of the new prince.
But by the time this letter, which proved that the real relation of the forces
had already made itself felt in Petersburg, was dispatched, Kutuzov had found himself unable any longer to restrain the army he commanded from attacking and a battle had taken place.
"True," replied the president; "but we will overcome that, for the force
of impulsion will depend on the length of the engine and the powder employed, the latter being limited only by the resisting power of the former.
"How by force
?" asked Don Quixote; "is it possible that the king uses force
At last, at seven o'clock in the evening, the Privy Council issued a solemn proclamation that it was now necessary to employ the military, and that the officers had most direct and effectual orders, by an immediate exertion of their utmost force
, to repress the disturbances; and warning all good subjects of the King to keep themselves, their servants, and apprentices, within doors that night.
Mugambi pointed out across the plain to where a white-robed force
of mounted men was now distinctly visible.
But the spiritualists have begun with tables writing for them, and spirits appearing to them, and have only later started saying that it is an unknown force
These serpents are not long, but have a body short and thick, and their bellies speckled with brown, black, and yellow; they have a wide mouth, with which they draw in a great quantity of air, and, having retained it some time, eject it with such force
that they kill at four yards' distance.