The inhabitants of territories, often the theatre of war, are unavoidably subjected to frequent
infringements on their rights, which serve to weaken their sense of those rights; and by degrees the people are brought to consider the soldiery not only as their protectors, but as their superiors.
The moodiness of my usual temper increased to hatred of all things and of all mankind; while, from the sudden, frequent
, and ungovernable outbursts of a fury to which I now blindly abandoned myself, my uncomplaining wife, alas
This young gentleman no sooner set eyes on Aglaya than he became a frequent visitor at the house.
He made many new friends; and was moreover, a frequent visitor at the debtor's prison, to which he invariably accompanied his mother.
On one of these too frequent
occasions he was boasting of his prowess as a pedestrian and athlete, and the outcome was a match against nature.
An old man who used to frequent this pond nearly sixty years ago, when it was dark with surrounding forests, tells me that in those days he sometimes saw it all alive with ducks and other water-fowl, and that there were many eagles about it.
Rather let it be named from the fishes that swim in it, the wild fowl or quadrupeds which frequent it, the wild flowers which grow by its shores, or some wild man or child the thread of whose history is interwoven with its own; not from him who could show no title to it but the deed which a like-minded neighbor or legislature gave him -- him who thought only of its money value; whose presence perchance cursed all the shores; who exhausted the land around it, and would fain have exhausted the waters within it; who regretted only that it was not English hay or cranberry meadow -- there was nothing to redeem it, forsooth, in his eyes -- and would have drained and sold it for the mud at its bottom.
He gave him frequent
hints, that to adopt the fruits of sin, was to give countenance to it.
Presently I found, by the frequent recurrence of some sound which the stranger repeated after them, that she was endeavouring to learn their language; and the idea instantly occurred to me that I should make use of the same instructions to the same end.
He sat up much longer, conversing with his father, and by the frequent repetition of her name I conjectured that their lovely guest was the subject of their conversation.
It here, however, exclusively frequents salt water; which same circumstance has been mentioned as sometimes occurring with the great rodent, the Capybara.
One is called by the inhabitants "Cheucau" (Pteroptochos rubecula): it frequents the most gloomy and retired spots within the damp forests.