Hence it might and probably would happen that the foreign nation with whom the SOUTHERN confederacy might be at war would be the one with whom the NORTHERN confederacy would be the most desirous
of preserving peace and friendship.
of obtaining some notion of the effect of the shock at the moment of the projectile's departure, had procured a 38-inch mortar from the arsenal of Pensacola.
"Sir," said the lieutenant, "my serjeant informed me that you are desirous
of enlisting in the company I have at present under my command; if so, sir, we shall very gladly receive a gentleman who promises to do much honour to the company by bearing arms in it."
My lieutenant, for instance, is a man of wonderful courage and enterprise; he is madly desirous
of glory, or rather, to word my phrase more characteristically, of advancement in his profession.
The master of The Young Amelia, who was very desirous
of retaining amongst his crew a man of Edmond's value, had offered to advance him funds out of his future profits, which Edmond had accepted.
After a good deal of fruitless argument the question was referred for decision to a passing Coyote, who was a bit of a demagogue and desirous
to stand well with both.
However, he would," as he said, "debate the matter no farther, because he was more desirous
to know my own story, the country where I was born, and the several actions and events of my life, before I came hither."
"Whereas, his Excellency the Governor has instructed us of his late resolution, respecting the matter proposed to the inhabitants, and has ordered us to communicate the same in person, his Excellency being desirous
that each of them should be fully satisfied of his Majesty's intentions, which he has also ordered us to communicate to you, such as they have been given to him.
They had a few rifles among them, and were extremely desirous
of bartering for those of Captain Bonneville's men; offering a couple of good running horses for a light rifle.
This conduct obtained for him afterwards the post of Joubert; for Mazarin, instead of bearing malice, admired him, and was desirous
of attaching so much fidelity to himself.
Now he is desirous
to have his whole plan of government neither a democracy nor an oligarchy, but something between both, which he calls a polity, for it is to be composed of men-at-arms.
Fourthly, it was announced, that, on the second day, there should be a general tournament, in which all the knights present, who were desirous
to win praise, might take part; and being divided into two bands of equal numbers, might fight it out manfully, until the signal was given by Prince John to cease the combat.