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  • The day after our successful cup exploits, David May, the ex-Rover, arrived on a one-season deal.

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  • Dean knew from reading their newspaper comments and hearing of their exploits that age had in no way diminished their faculties.

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  • The story of Memnon was the subject of the lost Aethiopis of Arctinus of Miletus; the chief source from which our knowledge of him is derived is the second book of the Posthomerica of Quintus Smyrnaeus (itself probably an adaptation of the works of Arctinus and Lesches), where his exploits and death are described at length.

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  • Their character is well painted by a contemporary historian of their exploits.'

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  • These exploits, however, were transient in their effects.

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  • His chief exploits during the war were his defence of the wounded Sarpedon, his fight with Ajax, son of Telamon (his particular enemy), and the storming of the Greek ramparts.

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  • He is said to have made war not only against lesser rulers in Ireland, but also in Britain and Gaul, stories of his exploits being related in the Book of Leinster and the Book of Ballymote, both of which, however, are many centuries later than the time of Niall.

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  • At one time, as in the case of Blechingdon, they would perform strange exploits worthy of the most daring hussars; at another their speed and tenacity paralyses armies.

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  • The first time he had recourse to his new judge was when a French prisoner, a colonel, came to him and, after talking a great deal about his exploits, concluded by making what amounted to a demand that Pierre should give him four thousand francs to send to his wife and children.

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  • "Well, now tell me about your exploits," said he.

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  • Randy asked about Fred, and Dean related Fred's latest exploits with the bargains from the props of the play Boo!

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  • We learn from Horace that he lived on the most intimate terms of friendship with Scipio and Laelius, and that he celebrated the exploits and virtues of the former in his satires.

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  • Like Achilles he is represented as the perfect embodiment of the ideals of the race, and, as in the case of the Greek hero, it is customary to regard his personality and exploits as mythical.

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  • Gairsay (33) was the residence of Sweyn Asleifson, the rover, celebrated in the Orkneyinga Saga for his exploits as a trencherman and his feats in battle.

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  • I tell you, Papa" (he smote himself on the breast as a general he had heard speaking had done, but Berg did it a trifle late for he should have struck his breast at the words "Russian army"), "I tell you frankly that we, the commanders, far from having to urge the men on or anything of that kind, could hardly restrain those... those... yes, those exploits of antique valor," he went on rapidly.

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  • In 1643 Cromwell performed one of his earlier exploits in taking Lowestoft, capturing large supplies and making prisoners of several influential royalists.

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  • His chief exploits in Gaul were the defeat of the Treviri under Indutiomarus in 54, his expedition against Lutetia (Paris) in 52, and his victory over Camulogenus and the Aedui in the same year.

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  • He had previously (1717), in an historical tract on the war with Charles XII., in which Peter himself collaborated, epitomized, in a high panegyric style, some of the greatest exploits of the tsar-regenerator.

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  • His chief exploits in Gaul were the defeat of the Treviri under Indutiomarus in 54, his expedition against Lutetia (Paris) in 52, and his victory over Camulogenus and the Aedui in the same year.

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  • Elisha was apparently the champion, and posterity told of his exploits when Samaria was visited with the sword.

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  • above the Elbe), the scene of one of Frederick the Great's military exploits in the Seven Years' War, KOnigstein (797 ft.

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  • He early made himself known as a poet, especially by glorifying the exploits of the contemporary Norse kings and earls; at the same time he was a learned lawyer, and from 1215 became the lOgsiigumaar, or president of the legislative assembly and supreme court of Iceland.

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  • In Kufa and Basra were gathered representatives of all the Arabian tribes who formed the fighting force of the Islamic Empire, and from these al-Mufaddal was able to collect and record the compositions of the poets who had celebrated the fortunes and exploits of their forefathers.

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  • 32.3, 6); and more than five centuries later we still find heroic honours paid to him, and his exploits a popular subject of song (ib.

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  • Since the campaigns of Austerlitz and of 1807 Rostov knew by experience that men always lie when describing military exploits, as he himself had done when recounting them; besides that, he had experience enough to know that nothing happens in war at all as we can imagine or relate it.

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  • Several of the earlier exploits of William Wallace were achieved in the neighbourhood.

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  • Balquhidder was the scene of some of the exploits of Rob Roy, who died there in 1734.

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  • That his exploits made an exceptional impression on the popular mind is certain from the mass of legendary history that clustered round his name; he became, says Mr Davis, "in popular eyes the champion of the English national cause."

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  • The remaining books relate the exploits of Neoptolemus, Eurypylus and Deiphobus, the deaths of Paris and Oenone, the capture of Troy by means of the wooden horse, the sacrifice of Polyxena at the grave of Achilles, the departure of the Greeks, and their dispersal by the storm.

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  • Early in 1825 the government was victorious; Kolokotrones was in prison; and Odysseus, the hero of so many exploits and so many crimes, who had ended by turning traitor and selling his services to the Turks, had been captured, imprisoned in the Acropolis, and finally assassinated by his former lieutenant Gouras (July 16, 1824).

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  • In the same century the monastery of Gandersheim, south of Hanover, was the retreat of the learned nun Hroswitha, who celebrated the exploits of Otho in leonine hexameters, and composed in prose six moral and religious plays in imitation of Terence.

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  • In this celebrated campaign the American generals rivalled if they did not excel the exploits of Marlborough, Eugene and Villars, under allied conditions.

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  • His name and exploits still live in the popular legends, and the insurrection is often referred to in revolutionary pamphlets as a laudable popular protest against tyrannical autocracy.

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  • In Arrian's narrative of Alexander's exploits, whose fame had already faded before the greater glory of Rome, there is no mention of the visit or the city or the Jews.

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  • The names of the most honoured are Captur e ofJe preserved, and we have some interesting accounts of their exploits in the days of the giants (2 Sam.

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  • But the development of modern culture has rendered these exploits of an unbridled fanaticism impossible, and no government would consent to enforce the once obligatory sentences of ecclesiastical courts.

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  • 70) of having treated of the exploits of Alexander in his Memoirs, a topic which could not have found a place in a work which began where that of Polybius ended (146 B.C.).

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  • He was highly delighted with what he saw and experienced in the army, but at the same time it always seemed to him that the really heroic exploits were being performed just where he did not happen to be.

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  • A fresh field for romantic legend was found in the history of the victories of Islam, the exploits of the first heroes of the faith, the fortunes of 'All and his house.

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  • created the desire for a national hero distinguished for his exploits against the Moors, and Roland was thus supplanted by Bernardo del Carpio.

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  • Allowance should be made for the habit of exaggeration among the Spanish adventurers of that time, and also for the diplomacy of Cortes in magnifying his exploits to win the' favour of his king.

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  • This account of the hero's principal labours, exploits and crimes is derived from the mythologists Apollodorus and Diodorus, who probably followed the Heracleia by Peisander of Rhodes as to the twelve labours or that of Panyasis of Halicarnassus, but sundry variations of order and incident are found in classical literature.

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  • His exploits and adventures form the theme of a number of the Eddaic poems, and also of several stories in the prose Edda.

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  • They relate that, after the death of his parents, Charles was driven by the machinations of the two sons of Margiste to take refuge in Spain, where he accomplished his enfances (youthful exploits) with the Mussulman king Galafre under the feigned name of Mainet.

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  • They relate that, after the death of his parents, Charles was driven by the machinations of the two sons of Margiste to take refuge in Spain, where he accomplished his enfances (youthful exploits) with the Mussulman king Galafre under the feigned name of Mainet.

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  • The frieze of the entablature contains sculptures only in the metopes of the east front and in those of the sides immediately adjoining it; the frontal metopes represent the labours of Heracles, the lateral the exploits of Theseus.

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  • Two other poems are consecrated to his later exploits, La Bataille Loquifer, the work of a French Sicilian poet, Jendeu de Brie (fl.

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  • 5) and an epic poem on the exploits of Germanicus.

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  • His exploits sank into insignificance as compared with those of his son, whose victory at Poitiers, on the 19th of September 1356, resulted in the captivity of King John, and forced the French to accept a new truce.

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  • Charlemagne was endowed with the good and bad qualities of the epic king, and as in the case of Agamemnon and Arthur, his exploits paled beside those of his chief warriors.

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  • One of the most heroic exploits in the annals of warfare is associated with the cathedral.

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  • The first book deals with his birth and early exploits.

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  • Their favourite pursuits were fighting, either against a common enemy or among themselves, hunting, hawking and listening to the minstrels who celebrated their exploits.

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  • Prince Matthias of Tuscany employed Courtois on some striking works in his villa, Lappeggio, representing with much historical accuracy the prince's military exploits.

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  • Marryat's honours were not confined to gallant exploits.

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  • This story is probably an attempt to conceal a great disaster and to soothe the vanity of the Romans by accounts of legendary exploits.

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  • During the wars of Scottish independence the possession of Ayr and its castle was an object of importance to both the contending parties, and the town was the scene of many of Wallace's exploits.

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  • A large section of the Chronique rimee (c. 1243) of Philippe Mousket is devoted to Charlemagne's exploits.

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  • served the state in its highest offices were preserved in the atria or halls of their descendants, inscribed, like the Chinese tablets, with titles recording their dignity and exploits.

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  • His train was full of knights who served him without pay for the honour of being associated with his exploits in the tilting-lists and in war.

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  • He took note of sites associated with the Roman invasion of Germany, and, amid the scenes of the victories of Drusus, he had a dream in which the victor enjoined him to transmit his exploits to posterity (Plin.

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  • As Beltz observes, the fame of Sir Reginald Cobham, Sir Walter Manny and the earls of Northampton, Hereford and Suffolk was already established by their warlike exploits, and they would certainly have been among the original companions had the order been then regarded as the reward of military merit only.

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  • The Histoire de la Thoison d'Or (Paris, 1516) by Guillaume Fillastre (1400-1473), written about 1440-1450, is an historical compilation dealing with the exploits of the trks chretiennes maisons of France, Burgundy and Flanders.

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  • The success of these exploits induced the English king to take measures for staying the insurrection.

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  • The second period includes the Genoese crusading exploits in the East, and extends to their victory over the Pisans (c. 1130), while the third reaches down to the days of the author's archbishopric. The sixth part deals with the constitution of the city, the seventh and eighth with the duties of rulers and citizens, the ninth with those of domestic life.

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  • The Covenanters had a martyrology of their own, and the halo of romance has been cast around their exploits and their sufferings.

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  • Klopstock and other poets have used his exploits as material for dramas.

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  • The numerous references to the privateering exploits of its ships in the Patent and Close Rolls and the extraordinary number of them at the siege of Calais in 1346 alike testify to its importance.

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  • The exploits of Hiero had already won him the kingly title (270) at Syracuse, and he was the representative of Hellenic life and independence throughout the island.

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  • These exploits won him the name of the " terror of Greeks and Saracens."

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  • The principal source for the history of this time is the biographical inscription at El Kab of a namesake of the king, Ahmosi son of Abana, a sailor and warrior whose exploits extend to the reign of TethmOsis I.

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  • The Australian, Canadian and New Zealand censorships adopted a different system, so that the exploits of these troops were and are well known throughout the world.

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  • The famous relic appears to be the solitary survivor of a class, for Abbot Baudri described in Latin verse a similar work executed for Adela, daughter of the Conqueror, and in earlier days the widow of Brihtnoth had wrought a similar record of her husband's exploits and death at the hard-fought battle of Maldon (991) See E.

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  • But after this date for the lifetime of a generation the chief scene of viking exploits was Ireland, and probably the western coasts and islands of Scotland.

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  • From 1848 to 1856 he took a leading part in all the chief imlitary events in the Caucasus, his most notable exploits being his victory at Mezeninsk in 1850 and his operations against Shamyl at Chechen.

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  • His only military exploits were the occupation of the island of Mauritius, and the conquest of Java by an expedition which he accompanied in person.

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  • Alphonso continued to distinguish himself by his exploits against the Moors, from whom he wrested Santarem in 1146 and Lisbon in 1147.

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  • Eaton (Philadelphia, 1824) is a history of Jackson's early military exploits, written for political purposes.

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  • The subject of the poem is the exploits of Beowulf, son of Ecgtheow and nephew of Hygelac, king of the " Geatas," i.e.

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  • They include many particulars of what purports to be the history of the royal houses, not only of the Gautar and the Danes, but also of the Swedes, the continental Angles, the Ostrogoths, the Frisians and the Heathobeards, besides references to matters of unlocalized heroic story such as the exploits of Sigismund.

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  • These exploits belong to the domain of pure mythology.

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  • As the name of Beaw appears in the genealogies of English kings, it seems likely that the traditions of his exploits may have been brought over by the Angles from their continental home.

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  • A similar story was told about the poem called the Taking of Oechalia (OiXaXias "AXwois), the subject of which was one of the exploits of Heracles.

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  • The poet who brought the exploits of Diomede into the Iliad doubtless had his reasons for doing so, which were equally strong whether he was the poet of the AchilleIs or a later Homerid or rhapsodist.

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  • A quaint figure in the pantheon of the heroic age is Hanuman, the deified chief of monkeys - probably meant to represent the aboriginal tribes of southern India - whose wonderful exploits as Rama's ally on the expedition to Lanka Indian audiences will never weary of hearing recounted.

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  • The royal navy owed all to him, for the king thought only of military exploits.

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  • See Grant Duff, History of the Mahrattas 0826); Krishnaji Ananta, Life and Exploits of Shivaji (1884); and M.

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  • On several occasions St Bernard was begged to fight the innovator on the scene of his exploits, and in 1145, at the instance of the legate Alberic, cardinal bishop of Ostia, he set out, passing through the diocese of Angouleme and Limoges, sojourning for some time at Bordeaux, and finally reaching the heretical towns of Bergerac, Perigueux, Sarlat, Cahors and Toulouse.

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  • It was the exploits of Oxenstjerna and Baner which alone enabled Sweden to obtain even what she did obtain at the great Westphalian peace congress in 1648.

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  • Mitre's life of San Martin, describing the fighting in the wars of independence; Lord Cochrane, Narrative of Services in Chile, Peru and Brazil (London, 1859), an autobiography describing the naval exploits that helped to secure the expulsion of the Spaniards; B.

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  • and distinguished himself by many brilliant and dari g exploits, being made a general officer in his thirtieth year.

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  • Nadir then visited the strong fortress of Kelat, to which he was greatly attached as the scene of his boyish exploits, and Meshed, which he constituted the capital of his empire.

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  • Ibrahim, Sultan Malimuds greatgrandson, 1099-1114; 492508 All.); and the wonderful exploits of a son of Isfandiyar, another hero of the Shhnama, in the Bahmannama.

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  • Gaiseric's celebrated expedition against Rome (455), undertaken in response to the call of Eudoxia, widow of Valentinian, was only the greatest of his marauding exploits.

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  • Five main cycles of story may be distinguished: (1) the foundation of the citadel Cadmea by Cadmus, and the growth of the Sparti or "Sown Men" (probably an aetiological myth designed to explain the origin of the Theban nobility which bore that name in historical times); (2) the building of a "seven-gated" wall by Amphion, and the cognate stories of Zethus, Antiope and Dirce; (3) the tale of the "house of Laius," culminating in the adventures of Oedipus and the wars of the "Seven" and the Epigoni; (4) the advent of Dionysus; and (5) the exploits of Heracles.

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  • Full confirmation is afforded by English and Danish traditions relating to two kings named Wermund and Offa, from whom the M e rcian royal family were descended, and whose exploits are connected with Angel, Schleswig and Rendsburg.

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  • Alphonso, who became count of Portugal in 1128, was one of the warrior heroes of medieval romance; his exploits were sung by troubadours throughout south-western Europe, and even in Africa " ibn Errik " - the son of Henry - was known and feared.

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  • These exploits dismayed his opponents and kindled the enthusiasm of his friends.

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  • The comte de Flahaut is perhaps better remembered for his exploits in gallantry, and the elegant manners in which he had been carefully trained by his mother, than for his public services, which were not, however, so inconsiderable as they have sometimes been represented to be.

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  • while every house and family draweth to it the honour and renown of noble exploits, martial feats and dignities by any untruth and lie, so it be colourable."

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  • To his time belong a number of other heroes whose exploits are recorded in English and Northern tradition, amongst whom we may mention Wudga (Vidigoia), Hama and several others, who in Widsith are represented as defending their country against the Huns in the forest of the Vistula.

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  • The state maintained, however, that the proprietor who exploits and sells the produce of his land is not engaging in commerce.

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  • Next comes the legend of Constantine, of his town and his exploits - a remarkable collection of purely Byzantine legends.

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  • He could destroy, but he could not create, and other people benefited by his exploits.

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  • It is chiefly during the first period that those leaders flourished whose names and doings have been associated with all that was really influential in the exploits of the buccaneers - the most prominent being Mansfield and Morgan.

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  • The brilliant exploits begun by the sack of Leon and Realejo by the English under Davis have, even in their variety and daring, a sameness which deprives them of interest, and the wonderful confederacy is now seen to be falling gradually to pieces.

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  • Under the present system the industrial chief exploits the proletariat, the members of which, though nominally free, must accept his terms under pain of starvation.

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  • His early exploits against the English were failures and revealed in the young prince both avarice and stubborn persistence in projects obviously ill-advised.

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  • Richards crusading exploits have no connection with the history of England.

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  • From this depth of despair the party which, with all its faults, represented the national sentiment of France was rescued by the astonishing exploits of Joan of Arc. Charles and joan Of his counsellors had no great confidence in the mission of this prophetess and champion, when she presented herself to them, promising to relieve Orleans and turn back the English.

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  • He might have devoted himself to foreign politics and have rivalledthe exploits of Edward III.

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  • He fought in the naval fight off Sluys and in the one off Winchelsea in 1350; he led armies into Scotland, Gascony and Normandy, his exploits in Gascony in 1345 and 1346 being especially successful; he served frequently under Edward III.

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  • In addition the parentage and early exploits of Godfrey were made the subject of legend.

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  • These exploits were, by the order of Catherine, commemorated by a triumphal column, crowned with naval trophies, erected at Tsarskoe Selo.

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  • The saga grew up in the quieter days which followed the change of faith (1002), when the deeds of the great families' heroes were still cherished by their descendants, and the exploits of the great kings of Norway and Denmark handed down with reverence.

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  • His famous book (Discoverie of the State of Ireland) in which he glorifies his own and the king's exploits gives far too much credit to the latter and far too little to his great predecessor.

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  • Another account of the exploits of Judah and Joseph can be traced here and there; e.g.

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  • 27 seq.), and in the references to separate tribal or family exploits: xv.

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  • When these gods became popular they would inevitably inherit any current exploits of earlier heroes or gods.

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  • These exploits would therefore be explained erroneously if regarded as originally myths of sky or fire.

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  • For some of his exploits Dasent's Tales from the Norse (2nd ed., Appendix) may be consulted.

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  • His creative exploits must be considered later.

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  • In Oregon the coyote is also the " demiurge," but most of the myths about him refer to his creative exploits, and will be more appropriately treated in the next section.

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  • The Polynesian system differs mainly in detail; we have the separation of heaven and earth, the animal-shaped gods, the fire-stealing, the exploits of Maui, and scores of minor myths in W.

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  • The second crusade, undertaken to expiate his burning of the church of Vitry, inaugurated a series of magnificent but fruitless exploits; while his wife was the cause of domestic quarrels still more disastrous.

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  • of the meridian circle, which gives 23° 51' " for the obliquity of the ecliptic. His astronomical poem Hermes began apparently with the birth and exploits of Hermes, then passed to the legend of his having ordered the heavens, the zones and the stars, and gave a history of the latter.

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  • are closely connected the exploits in xxi.

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  • The pedigree and early exploits of Prometheus are given by Hesiod (Theog.

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  • The legend of Prometheus has too often been treated in this fashion, though he is really a culture hero, of whose exploits, such as making men of clay, fire-stealing is no more than a single example.

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  • These were happy images of shared exploits, battlefield victories, and tender moments crying on each other's shoulders as their world grew uglier.

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  • Randy asked about Fred, and Dean related Fred's latest exploits with the bargains from the props of the play Boo!

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  • Dean knew from reading their newspaper comments and hearing of their exploits that age had in no way diminished their faculties.

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  • The agreement exploits the natural synergy between the two companies.

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  • The lighting exploits advances in lighting technology, using mercury discharge lamps which are energy saving and safe.

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  • canaryrites a column called Canaries on the Wing that covers the exploits of Norwich players who have left for pastures new.

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  • chronicles the exploits of the Starship Excalibur, which patrols Thallonian space.

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  • Hudibras, a poem written in rhyming octosyllabic couplets, concerns the exploits of a Presbyterian knight called Sir Hudibras.

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  • That is, until the final crescendo, which ties up all the loose ends of the earlier exploits.

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  • This time, however, the series will follows the exploits of Bomber Command during the war.

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  • Many dream of doing a wide range of daring exploits or emulating famous sports men.

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  • To say that his goalscoring exploits have surprised virtually everyone involved in football would be an understatement.

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  • Day 10: In accounts of antarctic exploration the exploits of lesser known members of expeditions are frequently overlooked.

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  • Secure your digital assets by placing them outside the public_html folder thus preventing any direct link exploits.

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  • The book is eloquent and informative, but extremely hagiographic about the exploits of the regiments examined.

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  • First, the script kiddie is going for the easy kill, they are looking for common exploits.

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  • knightly exploits without number, but could not capture Jerusalem.

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  • Henry V is a celebration of Hal's almost legendary exploits in France, culminating in the great reversal of the odds at Agincourt.

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  • lounge with woodburning stove is ideal for relaxing and talking about the exploits of the day and planning for tomorrow.

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  • lyric poetry exploits the full range of meaning implicit in words.

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  • Indeed he took extreme measures to prevent the present writer telling the British people of his exploits.

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  • octosyllabic couplets, concerns the exploits of a Presbyterian knight called Sir Hudibras.

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  • On the other hand lyric poetry exploits the full range of meaning implicit in words.

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  • rapacious anti-union beast run by Americans that exploits workers as portrayed by the GMB union?

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  • Story continues ADVERTISEMENT Saxondale centers on the exploits of Tommy Saxondale, a former roadie turned world-weary rat-catcher.

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  • In this way the Communist Party exploits the parliamentary rostrum in order to develop its agitation on the broadest basis among the masses.

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  • spintronics electronics that exploits the spin of an electron in some way, rather than just its charge.

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  • A classic samurai novel about the real exploits of Miyamoto Musashi, the most famous swordsman.

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  • trite lyric has some depth for those who care to look, and this arrangement exploits this to the full.

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  • At the very time (December 1516) that peace between France, Spain, Venice and the Empire seemed to give some promise of a Christendom united against the Turk, Leo was preparing an enterprise as unscrupulous as any of the similar exploits of Cesare Borgia.

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  • The first book deals with his birth and early exploits.

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  • Several of the earlier exploits of William Wallace were achieved in the neighbourhood.

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  • In 1643 Cromwell performed one of his earlier exploits in taking Lowestoft, capturing large supplies and making prisoners of several influential royalists.

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  • The form Persepolis (with a play on 71-ports, destruction) appears first in Cleitarchus, one of the earliest, but unfortunately one of the most imaginative annalists of the exploits of Alexander.

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  • Balquhidder was the scene of some of the exploits of Rob Roy, who died there in 1734.

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  • At one time, as in the case of Blechingdon, they would perform strange exploits worthy of the most daring hussars; at another their speed and tenacity paralyses armies.

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  • His chief exploits during the war were his defence of the wounded Sarpedon, his fight with Ajax, son of Telamon (his particular enemy), and the storming of the Greek ramparts.

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  • Their character is well painted by a contemporary historian of their exploits.'

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  • His name and exploits still live in the popular legends, and the insurrection is often referred to in revolutionary pamphlets as a laudable popular protest against tyrannical autocracy.

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  • He is said to have made war not only against lesser rulers in Ireland, but also in Britain and Gaul, stories of his exploits being related in the Book of Leinster and the Book of Ballymote, both of which, however, are many centuries later than the time of Niall.

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  • Elisha was apparently the champion, and posterity told of his exploits when Samaria was visited with the sword.

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  • In Arrian's narrative of Alexander's exploits, whose fame had already faded before the greater glory of Rome, there is no mention of the visit or the city or the Jews.

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  • The names of the most honoured are Captur e ofJe preserved, and we have some interesting accounts of their exploits in the days of the giants (2 Sam.

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  • The fall of Rabbah concludes David's war-like exploits; he carried off the jewelled crown of their god (Milcom), and subjected the people, not to torture (1 Chron.

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  • Having rivalled the exploits of Caesar, he now longed to follow in the steps of Alexander the Great.

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  • In one respect the new institution marked an enormous advance on titles of nobility, which had been granted nearly always for warlike exploits, or merely as a mark of the favour of the sovereign.

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  • His exploits, as the ally of Rama (incarnation of Vishnu) in the latter's recovery of his wife Sita from the clutches of the demon Ravana, include the bridging of the straits between India and Ceylon with huge boulders carried away from the Himalayas.

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  • In the first place, Cyprus was a natural and excellent basis of operations; it sent provisions to the crusaders in 1191, and again at the siege of Damietta in 1219, while its advantages as a strategic basis were proved by the exploits of Peter of Cyprus in the 14th century.

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  • These instincts and impulses would be at work already among the soldiers during the Crusade, producing a saga all the more readily, as there were poets in the camp; for we know that a certain Richard, who joined the First Crusade, sang its exploits in verse, while still more famous is the princely troubadour, William of Aquitaine, who joined the Crusade of Iloo.

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  • So extravagant are the deeds ascribed to him, and so marvellous the attributes with which he has been clothed by the fond idolatry of his countrymen, that by some he has been classed with the Amadises and the Orlandos whose exploits he emulated.

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  • His exploits in the conflict have been sympathetically related by his brother, who, if he was not quite an impartial witness, was one of the best military critics of the time.

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  • The story of Memnon was the subject of the lost Aethiopis of Arctinus of Miletus; the chief source from which our knowledge of him is derived is the second book of the Posthomerica of Quintus Smyrnaeus (itself probably an adaptation of the works of Arctinus and Lesches), where his exploits and death are described at length.

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  • The frieze of the entablature contains sculptures only in the metopes of the east front and in those of the sides immediately adjoining it; the frontal metopes represent the labours of Heracles, the lateral the exploits of Theseus.

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  • The best preserved Greek temple in the world, it possesses no record of its origin; the style of its sculptures and architecture leads to the conclusion that it was built about the same time as the Parthenon; it seems to have been finished by 421 B.C. It has been known as the Theseum since the middle ages, apparently because some of its sculptures represent the exploits of Theseus, but the Theseum was an earlier sanctuary on the east of the Agora (see above).

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  • Both his name and his exploits remind us of the woodland spirit Robin Goodfellow and his merry pranks.

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  • On the morning of the 19th of August 1779 the British garrison was surprised by Major Henry Lee ("Light Horse Harry"), who with about 50o men took 159 prisoners and lost only 2 killed and 3 wounded, one of the most brilliant exploits during the War of Independence.

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  • Their favourite pursuits were fighting, either against a common enemy or among themselves, hunting, hawking and listening to the minstrels who celebrated their exploits.

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  • The naval exploits of Khair-ed-din Pasha (see Barbarossa) are among the glories of the reign, and led to hostilities with Venice.

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  • Prince Matthias of Tuscany employed Courtois on some striking works in his villa, Lappeggio, representing with much historical accuracy the prince's military exploits.

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  • Marryat's honours were not confined to gallant exploits.

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  • Two other poems are consecrated to his later exploits, La Bataille Loquifer, the work of a French Sicilian poet, Jendeu de Brie (fl.

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  • These exploits, however, were transient in their effects.

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  • One of the most heroic exploits in the annals of warfare is associated with the cathedral.

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  • It has been suggested that Perseus, the local hero of Argos, and Bellerophon were originally one and the same, the difference in their exploits being the result of the rivalry of Argos and Corinth.

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  • above the Elbe), the scene of one of Frederick the Great's military exploits in the Seven Years' War, KOnigstein (797 ft.

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  • A fresh field for romantic legend was found in the history of the victories of Islam, the exploits of the first heroes of the faith, the fortunes of 'All and his house.

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  • created the desire for a national hero distinguished for his exploits against the Moors, and Roland was thus supplanted by Bernardo del Carpio.

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  • This story is probably an attempt to conceal a great disaster and to soothe the vanity of the Romans by accounts of legendary exploits.

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  • A new David, like him whose exploits in the district of Micah's home were still in the mouths of the common people (?

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  • 5) and an epic poem on the exploits of Germanicus.

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  • The metre was also employed in commemorative poems, accompanied with music, which were sung at funeral banquets in celebration of the exploits and virtues of distinguished men.

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  • During the wars of Scottish independence the possession of Ayr and its castle was an object of importance to both the contending parties, and the town was the scene of many of Wallace's exploits.

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  • Edward's martial exploits during the next years were those of a gallant knight rather than those of a responsible general.

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  • His exploits sank into insignificance as compared with those of his son, whose victory at Poitiers, on the 19th of September 1356, resulted in the captivity of King John, and forced the French to accept a new truce.

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  • Charlemagne was endowed with the good and bad qualities of the epic king, and as in the case of Agamemnon and Arthur, his exploits paled beside those of his chief warriors.

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  • A large section of the Chronique rimee (c. 1243) of Philippe Mousket is devoted to Charlemagne's exploits.

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  • We learn from Horace that he lived on the most intimate terms of friendship with Scipio and Laelius, and that he celebrated the exploits and virtues of the former in his satires.

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  • The exploits of this Sigmundr and his elder sons Sinfiotli and Helgi form the subject of the earlier parts of V olsunga Saga, and Siegmund and Fitela (i.e.

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  • Like Achilles he is represented as the perfect embodiment of the ideals of the race, and, as in the case of the Greek hero, it is customary to regard his personality and exploits as mythical.

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  • Allowance should be made for the habit of exaggeration among the Spanish adventurers of that time, and also for the diplomacy of Cortes in magnifying his exploits to win the' favour of his king.

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  • He seems to have taken at first Ennius and Lucilius as his models, and wrote an epic, entitled Bellum Sequanicum, eulogizing the exploits of Caesar in Gaul and Britain, and also Satires, of which Horace (Satires, i.

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  • This account of the hero's principal labours, exploits and crimes is derived from the mythologists Apollodorus and Diodorus, who probably followed the Heracleia by Peisander of Rhodes as to the twelve labours or that of Panyasis of Halicarnassus, but sundry variations of order and incident are found in classical literature.

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  • His exploits and adventures form the theme of a number of the Eddaic poems, and also of several stories in the prose Edda.

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  • But the development of modern culture has rendered these exploits of an unbridled fanaticism impossible, and no government would consent to enforce the once obligatory sentences of ecclesiastical courts.

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  • That his exploits made an exceptional impression on the popular mind is certain from the mass of legendary history that clustered round his name; he became, says Mr Davis, "in popular eyes the champion of the English national cause."

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  • He had previously (1717), in an historical tract on the war with Charles XII., in which Peter himself collaborated, epitomized, in a high panegyric style, some of the greatest exploits of the tsar-regenerator.

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  • The remaining books relate the exploits of Neoptolemus, Eurypylus and Deiphobus, the deaths of Paris and Oenone, the capture of Troy by means of the wooden horse, the sacrifice of Polyxena at the grave of Achilles, the departure of the Greeks, and their dispersal by the storm.

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  • Early in 1825 the government was victorious; Kolokotrones was in prison; and Odysseus, the hero of so many exploits and so many crimes, who had ended by turning traitor and selling his services to the Turks, had been captured, imprisoned in the Acropolis, and finally assassinated by his former lieutenant Gouras (July 16, 1824).

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  • In the same century the monastery of Gandersheim, south of Hanover, was the retreat of the learned nun Hroswitha, who celebrated the exploits of Otho in leonine hexameters, and composed in prose six moral and religious plays in imitation of Terence.

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  • In this celebrated campaign the American generals rivalled if they did not excel the exploits of Marlborough, Eugene and Villars, under allied conditions.

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  • served the state in its highest offices were preserved in the atria or halls of their descendants, inscribed, like the Chinese tablets, with titles recording their dignity and exploits.

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  • He early made himself known as a poet, especially by glorifying the exploits of the contemporary Norse kings and earls; at the same time he was a learned lawyer, and from 1215 became the lOgsiigumaar, or president of the legislative assembly and supreme court of Iceland.

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  • 70) of having treated of the exploits of Alexander in his Memoirs, a topic which could not have found a place in a work which began where that of Polybius ended (146 B.C.).

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  • In Kufa and Basra were gathered representatives of all the Arabian tribes who formed the fighting force of the Islamic Empire, and from these al-Mufaddal was able to collect and record the compositions of the poets who had celebrated the fortunes and exploits of their forefathers.

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  • Gairsay (33) was the residence of Sweyn Asleifson, the rover, celebrated in the Orkneyinga Saga for his exploits as a trencherman and his feats in battle.

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  • 32.3, 6); and more than five centuries later we still find heroic honours paid to him, and his exploits a popular subject of song (ib.

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  • His train was full of knights who served him without pay for the honour of being associated with his exploits in the tilting-lists and in war.

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  • He took note of sites associated with the Roman invasion of Germany, and, amid the scenes of the victories of Drusus, he had a dream in which the victor enjoined him to transmit his exploits to posterity (Plin.

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  • As Beltz observes, the fame of Sir Reginald Cobham, Sir Walter Manny and the earls of Northampton, Hereford and Suffolk was already established by their warlike exploits, and they would certainly have been among the original companions had the order been then regarded as the reward of military merit only.

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  • The Histoire de la Thoison d'Or (Paris, 1516) by Guillaume Fillastre (1400-1473), written about 1440-1450, is an historical compilation dealing with the exploits of the trks chretiennes maisons of France, Burgundy and Flanders.

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  • The success of these exploits induced the English king to take measures for staying the insurrection.

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  • The second period includes the Genoese crusading exploits in the East, and extends to their victory over the Pisans (c. 1130), while the third reaches down to the days of the author's archbishopric. The sixth part deals with the constitution of the city, the seventh and eighth with the duties of rulers and citizens, the ninth with those of domestic life.

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  • The Covenanters had a martyrology of their own, and the halo of romance has been cast around their exploits and their sufferings.

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  • Klopstock and other poets have used his exploits as material for dramas.

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  • The numerous references to the privateering exploits of its ships in the Patent and Close Rolls and the extraordinary number of them at the siege of Calais in 1346 alike testify to its importance.

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  • The exploits of Hiero had already won him the kingly title (270) at Syracuse, and he was the representative of Hellenic life and independence throughout the island.

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  • These exploits won him the name of the " terror of Greeks and Saracens."

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  • The principal source for the history of this time is the biographical inscription at El Kab of a namesake of the king, Ahmosi son of Abana, a sailor and warrior whose exploits extend to the reign of TethmOsis I.

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  • The Australian, Canadian and New Zealand censorships adopted a different system, so that the exploits of these troops were and are well known throughout the world.

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  • The famous relic appears to be the solitary survivor of a class, for Abbot Baudri described in Latin verse a similar work executed for Adela, daughter of the Conqueror, and in earlier days the widow of Brihtnoth had wrought a similar record of her husband's exploits and death at the hard-fought battle of Maldon (991) See E.

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  • But after this date for the lifetime of a generation the chief scene of viking exploits was Ireland, and probably the western coasts and islands of Scotland.

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  • From 1848 to 1856 he took a leading part in all the chief imlitary events in the Caucasus, his most notable exploits being his victory at Mezeninsk in 1850 and his operations against Shamyl at Chechen.

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  • His only military exploits were the occupation of the island of Mauritius, and the conquest of Java by an expedition which he accompanied in person.

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  • Alphonso continued to distinguish himself by his exploits against the Moors, from whom he wrested Santarem in 1146 and Lisbon in 1147.

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  • Up to the time of his nomination for the presidency, the biographer of Jackson finds nothing to record but military exploits in which he displayed perseverance, energy and skill of a very high order, and a succession of personal acts in which he showed himself ignorant, violent, perverse, quarrelsome and astonishingly indiscreet.

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  • Eaton (Philadelphia, 1824) is a history of Jackson's early military exploits, written for political purposes.

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  • The subject of the poem is the exploits of Beowulf, son of Ecgtheow and nephew of Hygelac, king of the " Geatas," i.e.

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  • They include many particulars of what purports to be the history of the royal houses, not only of the Gautar and the Danes, but also of the Swedes, the continental Angles, the Ostrogoths, the Frisians and the Heathobeards, besides references to matters of unlocalized heroic story such as the exploits of Sigismund.

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  • These exploits belong to the domain of pure mythology.

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  • As the name of Beaw appears in the genealogies of English kings, it seems likely that the traditions of his exploits may have been brought over by the Angles from their continental home.

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  • A similar story was told about the poem called the Taking of Oechalia (OiXaXias "AXwois), the subject of which was one of the exploits of Heracles.

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  • The poet who brought the exploits of Diomede into the Iliad doubtless had his reasons for doing so, which were equally strong whether he was the poet of the AchilleIs or a later Homerid or rhapsodist.

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  • A quaint figure in the pantheon of the heroic age is Hanuman, the deified chief of monkeys - probably meant to represent the aboriginal tribes of southern India - whose wonderful exploits as Rama's ally on the expedition to Lanka Indian audiences will never weary of hearing recounted.

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  • The royal navy owed all to him, for the king thought only of military exploits.

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  • See Grant Duff, History of the Mahrattas 0826); Krishnaji Ananta, Life and Exploits of Shivaji (1884); and M.

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  • On several occasions St Bernard was begged to fight the innovator on the scene of his exploits, and in 1145, at the instance of the legate Alberic, cardinal bishop of Ostia, he set out, passing through the diocese of Angouleme and Limoges, sojourning for some time at Bordeaux, and finally reaching the heretical towns of Bergerac, Perigueux, Sarlat, Cahors and Toulouse.

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  • It was the exploits of Oxenstjerna and Baner which alone enabled Sweden to obtain even what she did obtain at the great Westphalian peace congress in 1648.

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  • Mitre's life of San Martin, describing the fighting in the wars of independence; Lord Cochrane, Narrative of Services in Chile, Peru and Brazil (London, 1859), an autobiography describing the naval exploits that helped to secure the expulsion of the Spaniards; B.

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  • and distinguished himself by many brilliant and dari g exploits, being made a general officer in his thirtieth year.

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  • Nadir then visited the strong fortress of Kelat, to which he was greatly attached as the scene of his boyish exploits, and Meshed, which he constituted the capital of his empire.

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  • Ibrahim, Sultan Malimuds greatgrandson, 1099-1114; 492508 All.); and the wonderful exploits of a son of Isfandiyar, another hero of the Shhnama, in the Bahmannama.

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  • Gaiseric's celebrated expedition against Rome (455), undertaken in response to the call of Eudoxia, widow of Valentinian, was only the greatest of his marauding exploits.

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  • Five main cycles of story may be distinguished: (1) the foundation of the citadel Cadmea by Cadmus, and the growth of the Sparti or "Sown Men" (probably an aetiological myth designed to explain the origin of the Theban nobility which bore that name in historical times); (2) the building of a "seven-gated" wall by Amphion, and the cognate stories of Zethus, Antiope and Dirce; (3) the tale of the "house of Laius," culminating in the adventures of Oedipus and the wars of the "Seven" and the Epigoni; (4) the advent of Dionysus; and (5) the exploits of Heracles.

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  • Full confirmation is afforded by English and Danish traditions relating to two kings named Wermund and Offa, from whom the M e rcian royal family were descended, and whose exploits are connected with Angel, Schleswig and Rendsburg.

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  • Alphonso, who became count of Portugal in 1128, was one of the warrior heroes of medieval romance; his exploits were sung by troubadours throughout south-western Europe, and even in Africa " ibn Errik " - the son of Henry - was known and feared.

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  • These exploits dismayed his opponents and kindled the enthusiasm of his friends.

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  • The comte de Flahaut is perhaps better remembered for his exploits in gallantry, and the elegant manners in which he had been carefully trained by his mother, than for his public services, which were not, however, so inconsiderable as they have sometimes been represented to be.

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  • while every house and family draweth to it the honour and renown of noble exploits, martial feats and dignities by any untruth and lie, so it be colourable."

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  • To his time belong a number of other heroes whose exploits are recorded in English and Northern tradition, amongst whom we may mention Wudga (Vidigoia), Hama and several others, who in Widsith are represented as defending their country against the Huns in the forest of the Vistula.

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  • The state maintained, however, that the proprietor who exploits and sells the produce of his land is not engaging in commerce.

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  • Next comes the legend of Constantine, of his town and his exploits - a remarkable collection of purely Byzantine legends.

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  • He could destroy, but he could not create, and other people benefited by his exploits.

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  • It is chiefly during the first period that those leaders flourished whose names and doings have been associated with all that was really influential in the exploits of the buccaneers - the most prominent being Mansfield and Morgan.

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  • The brilliant exploits begun by the sack of Leon and Realejo by the English under Davis have, even in their variety and daring, a sameness which deprives them of interest, and the wonderful confederacy is now seen to be falling gradually to pieces.

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  • Under the present system the industrial chief exploits the proletariat, the members of which, though nominally free, must accept his terms under pain of starvation.

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  • His early exploits against the English were failures and revealed in the young prince both avarice and stubborn persistence in projects obviously ill-advised.

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  • Richards crusading exploits have no connection with the history of England.

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  • From this depth of despair the party which, with all its faults, represented the national sentiment of France was rescued by the astonishing exploits of Joan of Arc. Charles and joan Of his counsellors had no great confidence in the mission of this prophetess and champion, when she presented herself to them, promising to relieve Orleans and turn back the English.

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  • He might have devoted himself to foreign politics and have rivalledthe exploits of Edward III.

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  • He fought in the naval fight off Sluys and in the one off Winchelsea in 1350; he led armies into Scotland, Gascony and Normandy, his exploits in Gascony in 1345 and 1346 being especially successful; he served frequently under Edward III.

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  • In addition the parentage and early exploits of Godfrey were made the subject of legend.

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  • These exploits were, by the order of Catherine, commemorated by a triumphal column, crowned with naval trophies, erected at Tsarskoe Selo.

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  • The saga grew up in the quieter days which followed the change of faith (1002), when the deeds of the great families' heroes were still cherished by their descendants, and the exploits of the great kings of Norway and Denmark handed down with reverence.

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  • His famous book (Discoverie of the State of Ireland) in which he glorifies his own and the king's exploits gives far too much credit to the latter and far too little to his great predecessor.

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  • Another account of the exploits of Judah and Joseph can be traced here and there; e.g.

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  • 27 seq.), and in the references to separate tribal or family exploits: xv.

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  • When these gods became popular they would inevitably inherit any current exploits of earlier heroes or gods.

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  • These exploits would therefore be explained erroneously if regarded as originally myths of sky or fire.

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  • For some of his exploits Dasent's Tales from the Norse (2nd ed., Appendix) may be consulted.

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  • His creative exploits must be considered later.

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  • In Oregon the coyote is also the " demiurge," but most of the myths about him refer to his creative exploits, and will be more appropriately treated in the next section.

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  • The Polynesian system differs mainly in detail; we have the separation of heaven and earth, the animal-shaped gods, the fire-stealing, the exploits of Maui, and scores of minor myths in W.

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  • The second crusade, undertaken to expiate his burning of the church of Vitry, inaugurated a series of magnificent but fruitless exploits; while his wife was the cause of domestic quarrels still more disastrous.

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  • Beginning with surprise attacks, if these failed, the struggle was continued by means of sieges and by terrible exploits like those of the Catholic Montluc and the Protestant des Adrets in the south of France.

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  • of the meridian circle, which gives 23° 51' " for the obliquity of the ecliptic. His astronomical poem Hermes began apparently with the birth and exploits of Hermes, then passed to the legend of his having ordered the heavens, the zones and the stars, and gave a history of the latter.

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  • are closely connected the exploits in xxi.

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  • The pedigree and early exploits of Prometheus are given by Hesiod (Theog.

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  • The legend of Prometheus has too often been treated in this fashion, though he is really a culture hero, of whose exploits, such as making men of clay, fire-stealing is no more than a single example.

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  • The victorious huntsman rode off to join the field, and there, surrounded by inquiring sympathizers, recounted his exploits.

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  • Is it the rapacious anti-union beast run by Americans that exploits workers as portrayed by the GMB union?

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  • Story continues ADVERTISEMENT Saxondale centers on the exploits of Tommy Saxondale, a former roadie turned world-weary rat-catcher.

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  • In this way the Communist Party exploits the parliamentary rostrum in order to develop its agitation on the broadest basis among the masses.

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  • Spintronics Electronics that exploits the spin of an electron in some way, rather than just its charge.

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  • A classic samurai novel about the real exploits of Miyamoto Musashi, the most famous swordsman.

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  • The agreement exploits the natural synergy between the two companies.

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  • The seemingly trite lyric has some depth for those who care to look, and this arrangement exploits this to the full.

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  • Her exploits are numerous and legendary.

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  • Play as Peter Blood, and experience his turbulent life filled with quests for gold, dangerous exploits and unusual characters.

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  • Seeing how your character will lie, cheat, and steal his way to victory, it's only suiting that you'd want some Gameshark cheat codes to accompany those exploits.

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  • While other boxing games, like Fight Night from EA Sports, aim to be as realistic as possible, Little Mac's exploits in the ring aren't at all meant to be a simulation.

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  • Jagex has always learned of these exploits and stopped them within hours of their discovery.

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  • Once installed, you can copy the game saves to your memory card and then trot the card over to your Xbox to enjoy your exploits.

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  • In all likelihood, other exploits and security breaches on the iPhone will be found and it is through system updates that iPhone owners can stay the safest possible.

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  • His erotic exploits produced hundreds of children.

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  • Instead of involving yourself in activities and groups where you would meet others, you've narrowed your social life and have been living vicariously through your ex and her exploits.

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  • Moreover, when you purchase illegal products like replica Gucci handbags you are supporting a labor system that exploits and endangers workers, including young children.

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  • But it wasn't long before young Peter's filmmaking proclivities showed themselves: at the age of eight, little Peter was given a super-8 movie camera by a friend who wanted to encourage his photographic exploits.

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  • Set on the fictional base of Fort Marshall outside of Charleston, South Carolina, Lifetime TV's Army Wives follows the lives and exploits of four army wives and one army husband as they cope with life, marriage, family and more.

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  • The film was a smash success, drawing both young and old to theaters to follow the exploits of the spunky little mouse.

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  • In fact, there is a DVD called Totally Nude Yoga which simply exploits the idea of yoga done in the nude to satisfy puerile interests.

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  • She has fans writing about her latest exploits, and even sketching her likeness.

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  • A so-called "video vixen" is more likely to be referred to in negative terms in pop culture, and the exploits of the most famous video girl, Karrine Steffans, have not helped.

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  • Little People, Big World has been the subject of some criticism, with some feeling that it exploits little people for the viewer's amusement.

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  • The movie and series follow the exploits of crusading investigative reporter Edison Carter (also Matt Frewer), in a future very similar to today.

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  • Many of her novels are set in this kingdom and surrounding kingdoms, and detail the exploits of the kingdom's peace-keepers, the legendary Heralds.

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  • Chronicling the exploits of Zim, an alien visitor bent on destroying earth, his frenetic and hilarious robot GIR, and Dib, his archenemy, Invader Zim took a dark and witty look at modern life.

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  • It chronicled the exploits of vampire Barnabas Collins, and featured assorted zombies, witches, hapless governesses, acolytes, neophytes and a dark and mysterious estate.

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  • Because javascript is a computing language, clever but unethical programmers have used it to create exploits and viruses that can be very damaging to your computer and use it as a platform for doing more bad things to other computer.

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  • Having rivalled the exploits of Caesar, he now longed to follow in the steps of Alexander the Great.

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  • One of the first military exploits of the War of Independence occurred at New Castle, where there was then a fort called William and Mary.

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  • His exploits, as the ally of Rama (incarnation of Vishnu) in the latter's recovery of his wife Sita from the clutches of the demon Ravana, include the bridging of the straits between India and Ceylon with huge boulders carried away from the Himalayas.

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  • In the first place, Cyprus was a natural and excellent basis of operations; it sent provisions to the crusaders in 1191, and again at the siege of Damietta in 1219, while its advantages as a strategic basis were proved by the exploits of Peter of Cyprus in the 14th century.

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  • These instincts and impulses would be at work already among the soldiers during the Crusade, producing a saga all the more readily, as there were poets in the camp; for we know that a certain Richard, who joined the First Crusade, sang its exploits in verse, while still more famous is the princely troubadour, William of Aquitaine, who joined the Crusade of Iloo.

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  • His exploits in the conflict have been sympathetically related by his brother, who, if he was not quite an impartial witness, was one of the best military critics of the time.

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  • Both his name and his exploits remind us of the woodland spirit Robin Goodfellow and his merry pranks.

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  • On the morning of the 19th of August 1779 the British garrison was surprised by Major Henry Lee ("Light Horse Harry"), who with about 50o men took 159 prisoners and lost only 2 killed and 3 wounded, one of the most brilliant exploits during the War of Independence.

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  • It has been suggested that Perseus, the local hero of Argos, and Bellerophon were originally one and the same, the difference in their exploits being the result of the rivalry of Argos and Corinth.

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  • A new David, like him whose exploits in the district of Micah's home were still in the mouths of the common people (?

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  • The metre was also employed in commemorative poems, accompanied with music, which were sung at funeral banquets in celebration of the exploits and virtues of distinguished men.

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  • Edward's martial exploits during the next years were those of a gallant knight rather than those of a responsible general.

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  • Vikramanka's exploits against the Hoysala kings and others, celebrated by the poet Bilhana, were held to justify him in establishing a new era dating from his accession.

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  • One of the first military exploits of the War of Independence occurred at New Castle, where there was then a fort called William and Mary.

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  • Vikramanka's exploits against the Hoysala kings and others, celebrated by the poet Bilhana, were held to justify him in establishing a new era dating from his accession.

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  • In one respect the new institution marked an enormous advance on titles of nobility, which had been granted nearly always for warlike exploits, or merely as a mark of the favour of the sovereign.

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