But, as respects the majority of my corps of veterans
, there will be no wrong done if I characterize them generally as a set of wearisome old souls, who had gathered nothing worth preservation from their varied experience of life.
Now you may talk about the east, my dear," said the veteran
, "for now you know it.
said a veteran
man-at-arms, bearing back from the blows of their sable antagonist.
Henry was now a veteran
of seventy-eight, with only three years remaining to his credit in the bank of Time, while Bell was twenty-eight.
America united, with a handful of troops, or without a single soldier, exhibits a more forbidding posture to foreign ambition than America disunited, with a hundred thousand veterans
ready for combat.
Some ardor of the air which was causing the veteran
com- mands to move with glee--almost with song-- had infected the new regiment.
Eustace put his bundle of manuscript into my hands; and I skimmed through it pretty rapidly, trying to find out its merits and demerits by the touch of my fingers, as a veteran
story-teller ought to know how to do.
These stretched far to the north-northwest, until they melted away into what appeared to be faint clouds, but which the experienced eyes of the veteran
hunters of the party recognized for the rugged mountains of the Yellowstone; at the feet of which extended the wild Crow country: a perilous, though profitable region for the trapper.
The negro servant was summoned, and shortly afterwards was seen assisting the veteran
to lug the ponderous sea chest downstairs.
True to her work, the Dolly headed to her course, and like one of those characters who always do best when let alone, she jogged on her way like a veteran
old sea-pacer as she was.
soon caused this set of patriotic disinterestedness to be followed by another of private munificence, that, however little it accorded with prudence, was in perfect conformity with the simple integrity of his own views.
But howsoever it be for happiness, without all question, for greatness, it maketh to be still for the most part in arms; and the strength of a veteran
army (though it be a chargeable business) always on foot, is that which commonly giveth the law, or at least the reputation, amongst all neighbor states; as may well be seen in Spain, which hath had, in one part or other, a veteran
army almost continually, now by the space of six score years.