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"The ANC will be shocked to discover that the Afrikaner nation, with its history as the civiliser of southern Africa ... will not allow this," the CP said.
But in general the Church, as the civiliser of nations, disdained such old wives 'tales.
Words Trevor-Roper, Hugh 1972
Why fly to Biddy Salamander and Bulkabra, when the Queen of Beauty and Count D'Orsay have equally urgent claims on the attention and sympathies of the civiliser?
This is rather sorry stuff; but then in purely rural places, untouched by that great civiliser, the railroad, a little wit goes a great way, as we may see by the following story told in Pasquil's "Jests," 1604.
Trent stood and watched it, smoking fiercely and felt himself a civiliser.
The Empire, mediately or immediately, must become the universal educator, news-agent, book-distributor, civiliser-general, and vehicle of imaginative inspiration for its peoples, or else it must submit to the gravitation of its various parts to new and more invigorating associations.
This, I take it, is one of the greatest feats of a civiliser.
And, indeed, Virgil's theme here is less the development of a character or the portraiture of a hero than the idealisation of the people of the Italy which he loved so well, who needed only a divinely guided leader and civiliser to enter upon the glorious career that was in store for them.
Greece was ceasing to be an unconnected crowd of little separate communities; unconsciously it was preparing itself for a larger destiny, that of conqueror and civiliser of East and West.
A Short History of Greek Philosophy John Marshall 1880
Destroy, sweep away, prepare the ground; then shall music the holy, music the civiliser, breathe over the renewed earth, and with Orphean magic raise in perfected beauty the towers of the City of Man.
The Nether World George Gissing 1880