The contest embraced within its compass not only theological doctrines, but political principles, and Maurice and Barnevelt were the temporal leaders of the same rival factions
, of which Episcopius and Polyander were the ecclesiastical champions.
AMONG the numerous advantages promised by a well constructed Union, none deserves to be more accurately developed than its tendency to break and control the violence of faction
This by no means suited the views of the Orange faction
Two factious governed it--a grave faction
and a gay faction
And if there be any ally which aids the oligarchical principle within him, whether the influence of a father or of kindred, advising or rebuking him, then there arises in his soul a faction
and an opposite faction
, and he goes to war with himself.
The Celtic blood was up, and the Celtic faction
spirit ran high.
I do not, of course, mean that there are not battles, conspiracies, tumults, factions
, and all those other phenomena which are supposed to make History interesting; nor would I deny that the strange mixture of the problems of life and the problems of Mathematics, continually inducing conjecture and giving the opportunity of immediate verification, imparts to our existence a zest which you in Spaceland can hardly comprehend.
To restrain the Venetians the union of all the others was necessary, as it was for the defence of Ferrara; and to keep down the Pope they made use of the barons of Rome, who, being divided into two factions
, Orsini and Colonnesi, had always a pretext for disorder, and, standing with arms in their hands under the eyes of the Pontiff, kept the pontificate weak and powerless.
The two factions
drew out their forces for a pitched battle.
All rising to great place is by a winding star; and if there be factions
, it is good to side a man's self, whilst he is in the rising, and to balance himself when he is placed.
Now there were pro-Nelson and anti-Nelson factions
on the Oakland water-front, and men of both factions
, with more drink in them than was good, filled the car.
Here are plots and circumventions, parties and factions
, equal to those which are to be found in courts.