Terrible examples have taught you how he punishes disobedience and crime.
Corps for disobedience, the king thanked Manteuffel warmly for the part he had played, and then turned to the young brigadier who had disobeyed orders and congratulated him on having twice distinguished himself in the first fortnight of the war.
In time of peace his power was little more than that of the responsible minister of a constitutional republic; but in time of warfare he was a dictator, and disobedience to his orders in the field was punishable by death.
This he refused to do, and the only notice taken of the disobedience was that Charles forbade him to appear at court.
It costs me less in every sense to incur the penalty of disobedience to the State than it would to obey.