that the proudest and the most ambitious of mankind should be the great master and accomplished pattern of humility?
Proud was Hans that evening, when after his frugal supper was over, he swept away the crumbs from off their little table, and arranged side by side the letters of his name before his astonished mother--so that when she compared them with his name upon the slip of parchment which was the register of his birth, she could see that it was really and truly her son's name that the curious signs signified.
Proud is the happy grief with which I sing; For, O my Country!
The less they travel, moreover, the prouder they are, and the stronger is their conviction that England leads the world in thought and art and action.
With such as these--the shy, the proud, the intelligent and uncomplaining endurers--hunger is not the hardest thing that befalls:- "When the mind's free, The body's delicate; the tempest in their minds Doth from their senses take all else, Save what beats there."
Every minute the boats were afloat the Raratongas strained their muscles to win the day's competition, and when the day's task was ended the victorious crew marched with their flag to their camp, singing a weird song and as proud as champions.