An old soldier
might be supposed to prize only the bloody laurel on his brow; but here was one who seemed to have a young girl's appreciation of the floral tribe.
They answered, 'We are three soldiers
, and have deserted because our pay was so small.
I climbed the topmost summit, And my gaze swept far and wide For the garden roof where my brother stood, And I fancied that he sighed: My brother serves as a soldier
With his comrades night and day; But my brother is wise, and may yet return, Though the dead lie far away.
This is one of the bons mots of Alexander VI, and refers to the ease with which Charles VIII seized Italy, implying that it was only necessary for him to send his quartermasters to chalk up the billets for his soldiers
to conquer the country.
Once the line encountered the body of a dead soldier
A double rank of soldiers
made their appearance, occupying the whole breadth of the passage, with shouldered matchlocks, and matches burning, so as to present a row of fires in the dusk.
The lady had now brought the water, which the soldier
Just as he was going to lie down, the eldest of the princesses brought him a cup of wine; but the soldier
threw it all away secretly, taking care not to drink a drop.
And not only externally was all in order, but had it pleased the commander in chief to look under the uniforms he would have found on every man a clean shirt, and in every knapsack the appointed number of articles, "awl, soap, and all," as the soldiers
At this moment the Soldier
with the Green Whiskers returned, and the Scarecrow asked:
The Guardian unlocked a closet and took from it a white robe, which the soldier
threw over Ojo.
I thank you for the pewter soldier
, my little friend