He imparted to the title a grander significance out of the riches of his personality.
David accomplished the conquests of Saul but on a grander scale; " Saul hath slain his thousands and David his tens of thousands " is the popular couplet comparing the relative merits of the rival dynasts.
The rest of the pro-Roman party were forced or persuaded to join the rebels and prepared for war on a grander scale.
The success at the bridge of Lodi (loth of May) seems first to have inspired in the young general dreams of a grander career than that of a successful general of the Revolution; while his narrow escape at the bridge of Arcola in November strengthened his conviction that he was destined for a great future.
Tannhauser is on a grander scale, but its musical execution is disappointing.
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