Military training is compulsory on all lads over ten attending government schools.
Lads and girls, and even children, are gathered together; efforts being made to organize for them not only educational and religious opportunities, but harmless recreation, while the dwellers in the settlements share in the games and identify themselves most sympathetically with all the recreations.
They grow older the lads are seen beginning to carry burdens,.
Orphans of respectable parents have a home at Birmingham, and the reformatory school has done splendid service for lads who have committed a first offence.
He ransacked his father's shelves, dipped into a multitude of books, read what was interesting, and passed over what was dull An ordinary lad would have acquired little or no useful knowledge in such a way; but much that was dull to ordinary lads was interesting to Samuel.
The needy scholar was generally to be seen under the gate of Pembroke, a gate now adorned with his effigy, haranguing a circle of lads, over whom, in spite of his tattered gown and dirty linen, his wit and audacity gave him an undisputed ascendancy.
A few lads in positions similar to his own began to look up to him as an intellectual leader, and their correspondence with him shows remarkable interest in literary matters.
When lads trained like himself entered school and college they came in contact with that religious revival which characterized the last half of the 15th century.
Provinces when, at the Gurui serpent-festival, women make vicarious offerings by throwing to Nag Deota, the river demon, dolls which the village lads beat with long switches (Crooke ii.
A dethroned sultan of Morocco, named Mulai Ahmad (Mahommed XI.), offered to acknowledge Portuguese suzerainty if he were restored to the throne by Portuguese arms, and Sebastian eagerly accepted these terms. The flower of his army was in Asia and his treasury was empty; but he contrived to extort funds from the " New Christians," and collected a force of some 18,000 men, chiefly untrained lads, wornout veterans, and foreign free-lances.
The state has established agricultural and technical colonies for lads up to the age of fourteen.
Practical instruction is given in various subjects, but the main object is to provide recruits for the armed force of the state, and only such lads as are unfitted to be soldiers are drafted into other occupations.
The establishment at Rakow was suppressed in 1638, two lads having pelted a crucifix outside the town.
There was one such king who had four sons, Ethelbald, Ethelbert, Ethelred, and Alfred. The three older boys were sturdy, half-grown lads; the youngest, Alfred, was a slender, fair-haired child.
"Get well soon, lads!" he continued, turning to the soldiers.
"Fo'ward, with God, lads!" rang out Denisov's voice.
"Smack at 'em, lads!" he kept saying, seizing the guns by the wheels and working the screws himself.
"Lads, it's not the first village you've had to take," cried he.
"Forward, lads!" he shouted in a voice piercing as a child's.
"Here's a cap, lads!" shouted a Preobrazhensk soldier, donning a shaggy French cap.
"Now, quick march, lads!" said Anatole, rising.
It's heavy, lads--solid books.
"There, lads... oh, oh!" they mimicked the peasants, "they don't like it at all!"
"Good morning, lads!" said the count briskly and loudly.
"Lads!" said he, with a metallic ring in his voice.
We only fooled about with the lads for fun, you know!
In the latter case the only persons spared were young girls and growing lads who could serve as carriers for the army.
Blantyre Works (pop. 1683) was the birthplace of David Livingstone (1813-1873) and his brother Charles (1821-1873), who as lads were both employed as piecers in a local cotton-mill.
Are the lads asleep? asked Petya.
"I give you that column, lads," he said, riding up to the troops and pointing out the French to the cavalry.
Hurrah lads! he added, addressing the men with a rapid movement of his chin.
"But they're a clean folk, lads," the first man went on; "he was white-- as white as birchbark--and some of them are such fine fellows, you might think they were nobles."
"A bear, lads," said one of the men.
"Well done, lads!" said Prince Bagration.