Ethel had been earnestly assured that brigands
, the true cut-throats of the modern legend, still haunted that ridge and held that pass of the Apennines.
Tupman in full brigand
's costume, with a very tight jacket, sitting like a pincushion over his back and shoulders, the upper portion of his legs incased in the velvet shorts, and the lower part thereof swathed in the complicated bandages to which all brigands
are peculiarly attached.
And inasmuch as the woman who kept house for the brigands
knew nothing about what they had planned to do that night, she let the old woman into the house, and sent her upstairs without a light.
And I think that was the vision that had remained with him always, dazzling his eyes so that he could not see the truth; and notwithstanding the brutality of fact, he continued to see with the eyes of the spirit an Italy of romantic brigands
and picturesque ruins.
"They are regular brigands
, especially Dolokhov," replied the visitor.
Am I, forsooth, in a den of thieves, -- in a cave of brigands
? Yes, but the Governor shall know all to-morrow, and his Highness the Stadtholder the day after.
Constantinople was taken, plundered, and destroyed by these "pious brigands
,"* and the last of the Byzantine Emperors was first blinded and then flung from a high tower, so that his body fell shattered to pieces on the paving-stones of his own capital.
His masters called out not to lay on so hard and to leave him alone, but the muleteers blood was up, and he did not care to drop the game until he had vented the rest of his wrath, and gathering up the remaining fragments of the lance he finished with a discharge upon the unhappy victim, who all through the storm of sticks that rained on him never ceased threatening heaven, and earth, and the brigands
, for such they seemed to him.
"Don't you remember," said the patron, "I told you that among the crew there were two Corsican brigands
The light cart in which the Brigand
usually made his perambulations being gaily dressed with flags and streamers, and the Brigand
placed therein, contemplating the miniature of his beloved as usual, Nell was accommodated with a seat beside him, decorated with artificial flowers, and in this state and ceremony rode slowly through the town every morning, dispersing handbills from a basket, to the sound of drum and trumpet.
Remorselessly to rob you, an orphan, as any brigand
A frowsy, bearded brigand
sprang into the road with a shout, and flourished a musket in the light of the moon!