But Thomas Cromwell had a "short way" with passive resisters.
It was true, for instance, of the Passive Resisters, who had pieces of their furniture sold up.
It was dire necessity which turned them from passive resisters into active fighters.
In the language of another age, the Government was faced by five million "Passive Resisters."
At this stage of the world it is impossible to slaughter a nation, it is impossible to cope with a nation of passive resisters.
The real meaning of the statement that we are a law-abiding nation is that we are passive resisters.
I should like the suffragettes to marry the passive resisters and go away for a long honeymoon.