Its enterprising ambition was encouraged by taking fresh country north and south.
Valiant, enterprising, pious as he was, all these fine qualities were ruined by a reckless good nature which never thought of the morrow.
They are skilled artisans, bankers and merchants, and are remarkable for their industry, their quick intelligence, their aptitude for business, and for that enterprising spirit which led their ancestors, in Roman times, to trade with Scythia, China and India.
A hardy and enterprising race of men had sprung from this mixture, and supplies being sent by sea from Holland.
His son, Dirk IV., was one of the most enterprising of his warlike and strenuous race.