The promised land for the French during their advance had been Moscow, during their retreat it was their native land
. But that native land
was too far off, and for a man going a thousand miles it is absolutely necessary to set aside his final goal and to say to himself: "Today I shall get to a place twenty-five miles off where I shall rest and spend the night," and during the first day's journey that resting place eclipses his ultimate goal and attracts all his hopes and desires.
Before they died the brilliant one was detected in seventy languages as the author of but two or three books of fiction and poetry, while the other was honoured in the Bureau of Statistics of his native land
as the compiler of sixteen volumes of tabulated information relating to the domestic hog.
This letter will reach England by a merchantman now on its homeward voyage from Archangel; more fortunate than I, who may not see my native land
, perhaps, for many years.
We shall find five hundred adventurers like ourselves when we join the emigrant ship, for whom their native land
has no occupation and no home.
(two or three stories,) wide, neat, and free from any quaintness of architectural ornamentation; locust trees bordering the sidewalks (they call them acacias;) a stirring, business-look about the streets and the stores; fast walkers; a familiar new look about the houses and every thing; yea, and a driving and smothering cloud of dust that was so like a message from our own dear native land
that we could hardly refrain from shedding a few grateful tears and execrations in the old time-honored American way.
But it was nice to see that any unpleasantness he had endured in his native land
had not impaired his ardent patriotism.
He turned out to be neither count nor exile--at least, in the political sense of the word--but had had to leave his native land
owing to some rather dubious affair of the past.
On returning to his native land
, he still continued to turn his chemical knowledge to account, by giving his services to that particular branch of our commercial industry which is commonly described as the adulteration of commodities; and from this he had gradually risen to the more refined pursuit of adulterating gold and silver--or, to use the common phrase again, making bad money.
In a way, it was to him departure from his native land
, this grim Arctic region which was practically the only land he had known.
I have been banished from my native land
Because by right of primogeniture I claimed possession of thy sovereign throne Wherefrom Etocles, my younger brother, Ousted me, not by weight of precedent, Nor by the last arbitrament of war, But by his popular acts; and the prime cause Of this I deem the curse that rests on thee.
"I prefer my own native land
to France," replied the duke; "but if your majesty were to ask me which of the two cities, London or Paris, I should prefer as a residence, I should be forced to answer, Paris."
Dudley came behind, with a downcast look, dreading, as well he might, to meet the indignant gaze of the people, who beheld him, their only countryman by birth, among the oppressors of his native land
. The captain of a frigate in the harbor, and two or three civil officers under the Crown, were also there.