As to those just causes of war which proceed from direct and unlawful violence, it appears equally clear to me that one good national government affords vastly more security against dangers
of that sort than can be derived from any other quarter.
I described in the most pathetic manner I could the miserable state to which the Catholic religion was reduced in a country where it had lately flourished so much by the labours of the Portuguese; I gave him in the strongest terms a representation of all that we had suffered since the death of Sultan Segued, how we had been driven out of Abyssinia, how many times they had attempted to take away our lives, in what manner we had been betrayed and given up to the Turks, the menaces we had been terrified with, the insults we had endured; I laid before him the danger
the patriarch was in of being either impaled or flayed alive; the cruelty, insolence and avarice of the Bassa of Suaquem, and the persecution that the Catholics suffered in Aethiopia.
"But we also are in danger
," said the Pumpkinhead, anxiously." If any of these girls understand cooking, my end is not far off!"
The perpetual menacings of danger
oblige the government to be always prepared to repel it; its armies must be numerous enough for instant defense.
As the days wore on, his utter carelessness of any considera- tion so intensified our distress and danger
that I had, much as I loathed doing it, to resort to threats, and at last to blows.
Their apprehensions were aggravated by some of Lisa's followers, who, not being engaged in the expedition, took a mischievous pleasure in exaggerating its dangers
. They painted in strong colors, to the poor Canadian voyageurs, the risk they would run of perishing with hunger and thirst; of being cut off by war-parties of the Sioux who scoured the plains; of having their horses stolen by the Upsarokas or Crows, who infested the skirts of the Rocky Mountains; or of being butchered by the Blackfeet, who lurked among the defiles.
Do the monitors deny the reality of her danger
In proportion as they left the point of danger
behind them, they relaxed in their rigid and anxious taciturnity, and began to joke at the expense of their enemy; whom they pictured to themselves mousing in the neighborhood of their deserted fire, waiting for the proper time of attack, and preparing for a grand disappointment.
Elizabeth, having relinquished entirely the idea of escape, was fast obtaining that resigned composure with which the most delicate of her sex are sometimes known to meet unavoidable evils; while Mohegan, who was much nearer to the danger
, maintained his seat with the invincible resignation of an Indian warrior.
As for poor Mimi, she was so overwrought both with present and future fear, and with horror at the danger
she had escaped, that her faculties were numb.
And the state runneth the danger
of that which Tacitus saith; Atque is habitus animorum fuit, ut pessimum facinus auderent pauci, plures vellent, omnes paterentur.
Since you have, perhaps, heard but confused accounts of my seven voyages, and the dangers
and wonders that I have met with by sea and land, I will now give you a full and true account of them, which I think you will be well pleased to hear."