They had fought for freedom in order to liberate themselves not only from the yoke of Napoleon but also from the tyranny of their own governments, whereas he expected them to remain submissively under the patriarchal institutions which their native rulers imposed on them.
As the minister of an ambitious and magnificent king, Colbert was under the hard necessity of sacrificing everything to the wars in Flanders and the pomp of Versailles a gulf which swallowed up all the countrys wealth;and, amid a society which might be supposed submissively docile to the wishes of Louis XIV., he had to retain the most absurd financial laws, making the burden of taxation weigh heaviest on those who had no other resources than their labor, whilst landed property escaped free of charge.
Rostov submissively unbent the corner of his card and, instead of the six thousand he had intended, carefully wrote twenty-one.
Princess Mary shrugged her shoulders but took the glass submissively and calling the nurse began giving the medicine.
Anatole glanced round at his sister and rose submissively, ready to follow Pierre.