Now if you will consider what was the nature of the government of Darius, you will find it similar to the kingdom
of the Turk, and therefore it was only necessary for Alexander, first to overthrow him in the field, and then to take the country from him.
As I have lived a long time in this country, and borne a share in all that has passed, I will present the reader with a short account of what I have observed, and of the revolution which forced us to abandon Aethiopia, and destroyed all our hopes of reuniting this kingdom
with the Roman Church.
It will not be to the detriment or prejudice of any of them, my worthy lord," said the afflicted damsel; and here Sancho Panza drew close to his master's ear and said to him very softly, "Your worship may very safely grant the boon she asks; it's nothing at all; only to kill a big giant; and she who asks it is the exalted Princess Micomicona, queen of the great kingdom
of Micomicon of Ethiopia.
To conclude: no man can by care taking (as the Scripture saith) add a cubit to his stature, in this little model of a man's body; but in the great frame of kingdoms
and commonwealths, it is in the power of princes or estates, to add amplitude and greatness to their kingdoms
; for by introducing such ordinances, constitutions, and customs, as we have now touched, they may sow greatness to their posterity and succession.
And say to her that what I foretell shall come to pass, and if she does not come everything in the kingdom
shall fall into ruin, and not one stone shall be left upon another.
And this was the reason that, long ago, In this kingdom
by the sea, A wind blew out of a cloud by night Chilling my ANNABEL LEE; So that her high-born kinsmen came And bore her away from me, To shut her up, in a sepulchre In this kingdom
by the sea.
Further on he came to a room where a beautiful young lady sat upon a couch; and she welcomed him joyfully, and said, if he would set her free from the spell that bound her, the kingdom
should be his, if he would come back in a year and marry her.
I wish there wasn't a saucepan in my kingdom
," he said.
Nobody could tell you how to find any place in the kingdom
, for nobody ever went intentionally to any place, but only struck it by accident in his wanderings, and then gener- ally left it without thinking to inquire what its name was.
I was very desirous to see the chief temple, and particularly the tower belonging to it, which is reckoned the highest in the kingdom
After all I had gone through, and my fear of being recognised by some enemy, I could only travel very slowly and cautiously, generally resting in some out-of-the-way place by day, and walking as far as I was able by night, but at length I arrived in the kingdom
of my uncle, of whose protection I was sure.
Know ye that we have taken under our protection (at the request of David de Bruce) John Barbour, Archdeacon of Aberdeen, with the scholars in his company, in coming into our kingdom
of England, in order to study in the university of Oxford, and perform his scholastic exercises, and in remaining there and in returning to his own country of Scotland.