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A very few--as heroes, patriots, martyrs, reformers in the great sense, and men--serve the state with their consciences also, and so necessarily resist it for the most part; and they are commonly treated as enemies by it.
Old Dubosc may be a bit mad, but he's a sort of patriot after all.
He was, in one sense of the word, a patriot, but it was the meanest and smallest sense.
DURING the Civil War a Patriot was passing through the State of Maryland with a pass from the President to join Grant's army and see the fighting.
Before he came," says an Italian patriot and writer,* "all that was known of English literature was the French translation of Shakespeare.
He was their "little mystery," their "big patriot," and in his way he worked as hard for the coming Mexican Revolution as did they.
In several places the inhabitants were much astonished at the appearance of men-of-war's boats, and hoped and believed it was the forerunner of a Spanish fleet, coming to recover the island from the patriot government of Chile.
In the fulfilment of his prophecies which followed the rejection of his argument Burke was too good a patriot to take satisfaction.
We visited the tomb of the illustrious Hampden and the field on which that patriot fell.
Had I been a soldier I could still have remained a patriot.
The Great Elm, under which the Revolutionary patriots had met, was still standing on Boston Common.
The true patriots have long bewailed the fatal tendency of these vices, and have made no less than four regular experiments by EXTRAORDINARY ASSEMBLIES, convened for the special purpose, to apply a remedy.