When quite a child he always fled there for refuge when he and his brother quarrelled, often, after having struck him, which constituted the crime of high treason on his part, after certain engagements with hands and nails, in which the king and his rebellious subject indulged in their night-dresses respecting the right to a disputed bed, having their servant Laporte as umpire
, -- Philip, conqueror, but terrified at victory, used to flee to his mother to obtain reinforcements from her, or at least the assurance of forgiveness, which Louis XIV.
She had thought only of avoiding Captain Wentworth; but an escape from being appealed to as umpire
was now added to the advantages of a quiet evening.
When the battle was at its height, a Sprat lifted its head out of the waves and said that he would reconcile their differences if they would accept him as an umpire
. One of the Dolphins replied, "We would far rather be destroyed in our battle with each other than admit any interference from you in our affairs."
The combatants were placed face to face, each with several members of his own corps about him to assist; two seconds, well padded, and with swords in their hands, took their stations; a student belonging to neither of the opposing corps placed himself in a good position to umpire
the combat; another student stood by with a watch and a memorandum-book to keep record of the time and the number and nature of the wounds; a gray-haired surgeon was present with his lint, his bandages, and his instruments.
Who shall settle the terms of peace, and in case of disputes what umpire
shall decide between them and compel acquiescence?
who was starting them, Colonel Sestrin, was beginning to lose his temper, when at last for the fourth time he shouted "Away!" and the racers started.
He is the final authority--the umpire
of the race."
"Blood, blood!" shout the spectators, as a thin stream oozes out slowly from the roots of his hair, and the umpire
calls to them to stop.
In the wide field of Western territory, therefore, we perceive an ample theatre for hostile pretensions, without any umpire
or common judge to interpose between the contending parties.
But if I renounce my will and act for the soul, setting that up as umpire
between us two, out of his young eyes looks the same soul; he reveres and loves with me.
Middleton, who saw that there was great danger of a hot verbal dispute between two men, who were governed by feelings so diametrically opposed, saw fit to assume the office of arbiter; or rather to decide the question, his situation making him a sort of umpire
. He also leaned to the side of peace, for he evidently saw that, in consequence of the vast superiority of their enemies, violence would irretrievably lead to their destruction.
To whom these most adhere, Hee rules a moment; CHAOS Umpire
sits, And by decision more imbroiles the fray By which he Reigns: next him high Arbiter CHANCE governs all.