A respite was thus given and something was done to improve the army.
The land prospered rapidly during this respite from the horrors of war.
But, now a century of respite had been granted, the Chaldaeans were at the gates, and there was no sign of valid national repentance.
The noblest names of Scotland now took part in the pursuit of Wallace, who, as great in diplomacy as in war, had visited Rome (he had a safe-conduct of Philip of France to that end), and had at least secured a respite for his country.
The risk was not taken, and the short respite gave time to close the doors in the face of the invader.
Nicholas was allowed no respite and no peace, and those who had seemed to pity the old man--the cause of their losses (if they were losses)--now remorselessly pursued the young heir who had voluntarily undertaken the debts and was obviously not guilty of contracting them.
affording but a brief respite in this irresistible evolution.
During a brief respite from the king's service he led a force into Prussia and he was often employed on diplomatic business.
(1853-1861) and Luiz (1861-1889) Portugal obtained a respite from civil strife.
The respite, however, was short.
Then came several years' respite from Indian war, and settlers began at once to pour into the region.
Finally, we have a brief respite but I hope to God they catch him soon.
After demanding a respite, Louis abruptly appealed at Nuremberg from the future sentence of the pope to a general council (December 8, 1323).
The energy of Danton, the organizing skill of Carnot, and the high spirit of the French nation, resolute at all costs to avoid dismemberment, had well employed the respite given by the sluggishness of the Allies.
During Edward VI.'s reign there was a brief respite, but with the accession of Mary the persecutions of the Whilting- English Bible and its friends were renewed.
After yielding to these hard conditions, Turkey took advantage of her respite to strengthen the frontier defences and to put down the rebellions in Syria and Egypt; some effort was also expended on the hopeless task of reforming the Janissaries.
bought them off for nine years, employing the respite in reorganizing his army and training cavalry, which henceforth became the principal military arm of the Empire.
While in the baths at Sinuessa, Tigellinus received the news that he must die, and, having vainly endeavoured to gain a respite, cut his throat.
He gained a respite from the papal sentence by promises of submission, but the sentence was renewed by Urban at the council of Clermont in 1095, in 1096, and in 1097, and at Poitiers in 1 ror, despite the protest of William IX., count of Poitiers, who entered the church with his knights to prevent his suzerain from being excommunicated on his lands.
Energetically making use of this period of respite, he again issued the charter to the church, ordered his subjects to take a fresh oath of allegiance to him, and sent to the pope for aid; but neither these precautions, nor his expedient of taking the cross, deterred the barons from returning to the attack.
(1334), who was friendly to Frederick, promised a respite; but after fruitless negotiations the war broke out once more, and Chiaramonte went over to Robert, owing to a private feud.
Ursula is warned by a dream to demand a respite of three years, during which time her companions are to be 1 i,000 virgins collected from both kingdoms. After vigorous exercise in all kinds of manly sports, to the admiration of the populace, they are carried off by a sudden breeze in eleven triremes to Thiel on the Waal in Gelderland.
Fortunately for the Netherlands the attention of Philip was at their time of greatest weakness riveted upon his contemplated invasion of England, and a respite was afforded which enabled Oldenbarneveldt to supply the lack of any central organized government by gathering into his own hands the control of administrative affairs.
It was during this respite that Boleslaus devoted himself to the main business of his life - the subjugation of Pomerania (i.e.
He must have known, from the experience of Mercian, Northumbrian and Frankish kings, that such blackmail only bought a short respite, but the condition of his realm was such that even a moderate time for reorganization might prove valuable.
The respite of an hour enabled the allies to organize a fierce counter-attack; Ney was checked until the flanking columns of Victor and Reynier could come upon the scene.
At times, as if to allow them a respite, a quarter of an hour passed during which the cannon balls and shells all flew overhead, but sometimes several men were torn from the regiment in a minute and the slain were continually being dragged away and the wounded carried off.
Matthew Arnold's poem "St Brandan" gives fine expression to the old story that, on account of an act of charity done to a leper at Joppa, Judas was allowed an hour's respite from hell once a year.
It was now late and the Allies, after moving a few miles down both banks of the Nivelle, bivouacked, while Soult, taking advantage of the respite, withdrew in the night to Bayonne.
On the other hand the treaty of Vasvar gave Hungary a respite from regular Turkish invasions for twenty years, though the border raiding continued uninterruptedly.
The time of respite had been wasted, all attempts at national reformation had failed; how should Yahweh spare a nation which had shown no tokens of fitness to discharge the vocation of Yahweh's people ?
He could have gained his respite by concentrating at Harbin or even at Mukden or at Liao-Yang.
Perhaps the weekend respite from the jury box had lessened Fred's apprehension.
Hungary afforded him a brief respite; and in 1244 peace was concluded after a Bosnian campaign against Croatia.
New France now rejoiced in a brief respite from her enemies, and during the interval Frontenac encouraged the revival of the drama at the Chateau St-Louis and paid some attention to the social life of the colony.
In April 1294 the younger Bruce had permission to visit Ireland for a year and a half, and as a further mark of Edward's favour a respite of all debts owing by him to the exchequer.
The burgesses surrendered the proceeds of the borough court and other rights in 1365 in return for respite of the fee farm rent; these were recovered in 1405 and rent again paid.
In the latter case, however, he was allowed a respite until he returned from the projected crusade.
At one time it seemed probable that the Mahratta confederacy would expel the Mahommedans even from northern India; but the decisive battle of Panipat, won by the Afghans in 1761, gave a respite to the Delhi empire.
four years respite, and these had been occupied in violent intrigues between the constable de Richemont i and the sire de la Trmoille, the young kings favorites, and solely desirous of enriching themselves at his expense.
There was no brief respite, no few days of safety; John Luke Grasso was here in our back yard!
Bohemia obtained a temporary respite when, in 1422, Prince Sigismund Korybutovic of Poland became for a short time ruler of the country.
in 1503, Bentivoglio enjoyed a respite, but the new pope, Julius II., was determined to reduce all the former papal states to obedience.
Thus 1593, c. 174, provides that, if any respite or remission happen to be granted before the party grieved be first satisfied, the same is to be null and of none avail.
The laborer's day ends with the going down of the sun, and he is then free to devote himself to his chosen pursuit, independent of his labor; but his employer, who speculates from month to month, has no respite from one end of the year to the other.
But this respite from trouble was ended by the outbreak of the Thirty Years' War (1618-48), which brought Silesia to the verge of ruin.
So may the Devil I Respite their souls from Heaven!"; Hellas, 657, "Bask in the [deep] blue noon divine"; Julian and Maddalo, 218, where "Moans, shrieks, and curses, and blaspheming prayers" is absent in the earlier editions though required for the rhyme; so lines 299-301 of the Letter to Maria Gisborne.
Manuel subsequently set out in person to seek help from the West, and for this purpose visited Italy, France, Germany and England, but without material success; the victory of Timur in 1402, and the death of Bayezid in the following year were the first events to give him a genuine respite from Ottoman oppression.
For nearly two years Wessex had a respite.
Thomas, however, gave him no respite.
agonizee with nerve damage often endure years of agonizing pain, with little respite from traditional pain-killers.
This care may often be linked to planned respite admission.
He was very hostile to the king, furnished a Rapport sur les crimes imputes a Louis Ca pet (loth of December 1792), and voted for the death of Louis without appeal or respite.
The toleration the followers of Macedonius had long enjoyed was also rudely broken, the recently settled Pelagians alone finding any respite.
The army of Parma was held in readiness for the invasion of England, and the United Provinces had a respite.
Impact on the budgets which provide both home care support to parents, and respite care, and respite care providers.
There are also various charities dedicated to the needs of carers, some of which run respite schemes or can help with finance.
A personal story about a community initiative to provide respite care for profoundly disabled children in Tower Hamlets, London, UK.
dogged persistence to study such low subjects, finally earned him some respite.
She spends two separate fortnights each year in respite care at a local nursing home to provide a break for John.
For instance, to settle someone into respite care or to nurse someone through a terminal illness.
When I tried to fall asleep to try and have some respite from the pain, I had terrifying nightmares.
However, there was some respite as one area was free from dogs because it was enclosed by railings.
respite from permafeeding and sowed cauliflower autumn giant, and sweetcorn.
respite from the hustle and bustle of urban life.
respite from the heat of central Vietnam.
The large pool also provides a healthy respite from the heat of central Vietnam.
Allied soldiers enjoy a brief respite from the war.
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We shall probably be even quieter over the next week, or seek respite through prodigious levels of blogging.
respite for carers.
This allows a temporary respite from any action by creditors.
Old French hill stations survive throughout the country offering welcome respite from the heat of the plains below.
This may involve residential respite or support provided in the service users own home.
Planned respite is based upon an average provision of one week's respite every six weeks or its equivalent.
For in his dreams he guides his dead comrades to a tranquil graveyard, a peaceful, drowsy respite from war.
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respite care or to nurse someone through a terminal illness.
Assessment for becoming a respite carer An initial visit to your home will take place to discuss the respite carer An initial visit to your home will take place to discuss the respite scheme.
respite carers Respite carers offer some time out to a child for weekends or holiday periods.
respite care breaks, home support, advice, equipment, day care services, health advice, general social support.
As a result, these institutions can expect no respite from the fiscal stringency they have had to endure for far too long.
In April 12 9 4 the younger Bruce had permission to visit Ireland for a year and a half, and as a further mark of Edward's favour a respite of all debts owing by him to the exchequer.
The formidable defensive system on which the German Higher Command, apparently with good reasons, relied to hold up the Allied advance until the winter should give pause to active operations and secure for their hard-driven troops and warweary people a little respite from their trials and disillusionments, had been burst into fragments, and there was left for German arms no further resource for staving off disaster.
Selim profited by the respite to abolish the military tenure of fiefs; he introduced salutary reforms into the administration, especially in the fiscal department, sought by well-considered plans to extend the spread of education, and engaged foreign officers as instructors, by whom a small corps of new troops called nizam-i-jedid were collected and drilled.
She rejected with resolute dignity the intercession of French envoys for the life of the queen-dowager of France; she allowed the sentence of death to be proclaimed and welcomed with bonfires and bellringing throughout the length of England; she yielded a respite of twelve days to the pleading of the French ambassador, and had a charge trumped up against him of participation in a conspiracy against her life; at length, on the 1st of February 1587, she signed the death-warrant, and then made her secretaries write word to Paulet of her displeasure that in all this time he should not of himself have found out some way to shorten the life of his prisoner, as in duty bound by his oath, and thus relieve her singularly tender conscience from the guilt of bloodshed.
He evidently wanted a little respite.
But as for CHRISTIAN, he had some respite, and was remanded back to prison; so he there remained for a space.
I had a brief respite from permafeeding and sowed cauliflower autumn giant, and sweetcorn.
They provide respite from the hustle and bustle of urban life.
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Day centers - care, support & respite for carers.
Planned respite is based upon an average provision of one week 's respite every six weeks or its equivalent.
Respite Care for families of children with a disability | Respite care can be offered to families of children with a disability.
Assessment for becoming a respite carer An initial visit to your home will take place to discuss the respite scheme.
Respite carers Respite carers offer some time out to a child for weekends or holiday periods.
Information, respite care breaks, home support, advice, equipment, day care services, health advice, general social support.
The day center offers welcome respite from the daily rigors of life on the streets.
Sometimes, corporations provide a short-term respite from the uncertainty and financial struggles of the startup life.
Many lines even offer public and private babysitting to give parents a longer respite to enjoy their status as a couple.
In either case, these are the areas children are least likely to frequent, and they offer a relaxing respite for interested adults.
When ordinary dog beds are not enough, orthopedic dog beds can provide ailing pets with a comfortable respite from the cold, hard world.
Respite: Temporary personal care services provided in the home, community setting, or elder care facility.
While the very purpose is to provide a safe home-away-from-home for elderly participants, these centers also provide respite for caregivers responsible daily care of loved ones.
They also offer respite services, which provides for a temporary stay when the at-home caregiver is unable to care for the individual.
A sleep doctor's prescription for CPAP therapy offers respite from the symptoms of sleep apnea, but it still takes time to adjust to the feeling of the mask, sleeping position, the machine and a dozen other little factors.
Beer might be a welcome respite to the wine so stop off at Anderson Valley Brewing Co. in Boonville for an ale.
Support groups, respite care, and help to support other siblings in the family can be important adjunct measures.
Parents should be encouraged to seek out parental and sibling support groups and respite care in order to help them face these challenges.
A subsidy can be medical insurance for the child, counseling services for the family, respite care for the adoptive parents; or a monthly cash allowance to help cover other extraordinary expenses and services associated with the adoption.
Thousands of clients flock to the salon for a brief respite from life's hectic pace.
Nestled in the western part of the city, Golden Gate Park is a beautiful natural respite in the middle of a major American city.
A chic summer dress is one that keeps you cool and comfortable and offers some stylish respite from the heat.
For the upper class, beeswax candles offered a respite from the smell and other drawbacks of tallow-based products.
This sun sign enjoys being at home and creating a nurturing respite away from the stresses of every day life.
Full color, fun and inviting, these games offer a small respite from the monotony of traveling.
Offering a respite for parents and siblings is a great way to help, caring for the child with autism for an afternoon or weekend to allow some uninterrupted parenting time for other children or much needed adult time for stressed spouses.
A period of free outdoor play can provide a very necessary respite from the hustle and bustle of the day.
Respite care provides relief for parents and caretakers who care for individuals with special needs.
While certainly handy to provide a respite from the after dinner clean-up, paper plates can also be the source of artistic entertainment for kids of all ages.
Cameras are rolling at all times, with the only respite being in the bathroom.
"Always after a defeat and a respite, the Shadow takes another shape and grows again."
The restaurants in this area grant a sumptuous respite for weary tourists and travelers.
If you're shopping for plus size upscale fashions in Orange County and seeking respite from the world of Internet shopping, consider yourself fortunate.
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