Montcalm and Wolfe, Volum 2

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Little, Brown, 1884

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Side 87 - Howe, 8 and he was in fact its real chief ; " the noblest Englishman that has appeared in my time, and the best soldier in the British army," says Wolfe.4 And he elsewhere speaks of him as
Side 395 - means war; too many wars on our hands; let us at "least wait!" urge all the others, — all but one, or one and a half, of whom presently. "Whereupon Pitt: "If these views are to be followed, this is the last time "I can sit at this Board. I was called to the Adminis"tration of Affairs by the voice of the People: to them " I have always considered myself as accountable • for "my conduct; and therefore cannot remain in a situation "which makes me responsible for measures I am no "longer allowed...
Side 285 - St.-Denis, which, swollen by the late rains, fell plashing in the stillness over a rock. Other than this no sound could reach the strained , ear of Wolfe but the gurgle of the tide and the cautious climbing of his advance-parties as they mounted the steeps at some little distance from where he sat listening. At length from the top came a sound of musket-shots, followed by loud huzzas, and he knew that his men were masters of the position. The word was given ; the troops leaped from the boats and...
Side 306 - So much the better," he returned. "I am happy that I shall not live to see the surrender of Quebec.
Side 388 - My man Harry tells me all the amusing news. He first told me of the late Prince of Wales's death, and to-day of the King's ; so I must tell you all I know of departed majesty. He went to bed well last night, rose at six this morning as usual, looked, I suppose, if all his money was in his purse, and called for his chocolate. A little after seven he went into the...
Side 153 - Your letter of the seventeenth I read with no less surprise than concern, as I could not believe that such an attempt would have been made without my knowledge and concurrence. The breaking in upon our fair and flattering hopes of success touches me most sensibly. There are two wounded Highland officers just now arrived, who give so lame an account of the matter that one can draw nothing from them, only that my friend Grant most certainly lost his wits, and by his thirst of fame brought on his own...
Side 267 - My antagonist has wisely shut himself up in inaccessible entrenchments, so that I can't get at him without spilling a torrent of blood, and that perhaps to little purpose. The Marquis de Montcalm is at the head of a great number of bad soldiers, and I am at the head of a small number of good ones, that wish for nothing so much as to fight him ; but the wary old fellow avoids an action, doubtful of the behaviour of his army. People must be of the profession to understand the disadvantages and difficulties...
Side 295 - Then, turning on his side, he murmured, "Now, God be praised, I will die in peace!" and in a few moments his gallant soul had fled. Montcalm, still on horseback, was borne with the tide of fugitives towards the town. As he approached the walls a shot passed through his body. He kept his seat; two soldiers supported him, one on each side, and led his horse through the St. Louis Gate. On the open space within, among the excited crowd, were several women, drawn, no doubt, by eagerness to know the result...
Side 279 - The officers and men will remember what their country expects from them, and what a determined body of soldiers, inured to war, is capable of doing against five weak French battalions, mingled with a disorderly peasantry.
Side 269 - ... armament is deprived of the power of acting, yet we have almost the whole force of Canada to oppose. In this situation there is such a choice of difficulties that I own myself at a loss how to determine.

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