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" The Earl of Chatham, with his sword drawn Stood waiting for Sir Richard Strachan ; Sir Richard, longing to be at 'em, Stood waiting for the Earl of Chatham. "
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av Birmingham historical society - 1881
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The North British review

1855
...been singularly ill-selected. Delay after delay occurred : — "The Earl of Chatham, with sword drawn, .Stood waiting for Sir Richard Strachan ; Sir Richard,...be at 'em, Stood waiting for the Earl of Chatham." They laid siege to Flushing instead of assaulting Antwerp, and by the time they were ready to attack...
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Percy Blake; Or, The Young Rifleman, Volum 1

Michael Rafter - 1855
...state of affairs, to claim even the merit of poetical invention. " Lord Chatham, with his sabre drawn, Stood waiting for Sir Richard Strachan ; Sir Richard,...be at 'em, Stood waiting for the Earl of Chatham." But though slow, and by no means sure, seemed the maxim of our commanders, nothing could surpass the...
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The rifleman; or, Adventures of Percy Blake, Volum 473

Michael Rafter - 1858
...state of affairs, to claim even the merit of poetical invention " I-ord Chatham, with his sabre drawn, Stood waiting for Sir Richard Strachan , Sir Richard,...be at 'em, Stood waiting for the Earl of Chatham." But though slow, and by no means sure, seemed the maxim of our commanders, nothing could surpass the...
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Temple Bar, Volum 77

George Augustus Sala, Edmund Yates - 1886
...English public. The English public wants the English dramatist. " Lord Chatham, with his rapier drawn, Stood waiting for Sir Richard Strachan; Sir Richard,...be at 'em, Stood waiting for the Earl of Chatham." But how are we going to get at each other, my Public and I ? Again I say, that I speak of myself as...
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The Cornhill Magazine, Volum 97

William Makepeace Thackeray - 1908
...written on his inglorious command in the Walcheren expedition, Lord Chatham, with his sabre drawn, Stood waiting for Sir Richard Strachan Sir Richard,...be at 'em, Stood waiting for the Earl of Chatham. And now began the really most important part of her life, though not that by which she is best remembered,...
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Annals of the Wars of the Nineteenth Century, Volum 2

Sir Edward Cust - 1862
...following epigram : — 262 IMPROVED PROSPECTS OF SPAIN. [AD " The Earl of Chatham, with his sword drawn, Stood waiting for Sir Richard Strachan; Sir Richard, longing to be at 'em. Stood waiting ior the Earl of Chatham." The Walcheren Expedition and the Coruna Retreat did more to injure the military...
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The Life of General Sir H. Douglas, from His Notes, Conversations, and ...

Stephen Watson Fullom - 1863 - 463 sider
...Lord Chatham. Hence arose the well-known epigram : — " The Earl of Chatham, with his sword drawn, Stood waiting for Sir Richard Strachan : ' Sir Richard,...be at 'em, Stood waiting for the Earl of Chatham." Sir Howard returned to his duties at the Military College, and took no part in the controversy, but...
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HISTORY OF THE PEACE: BEING A HISTORY OF ENGLAND FROM 1816 TO 1854. WITH AN ...

HARRIET MARTINEAU - 1865
...afterwards. In the autumn, an epigram of unknown origin was in everybody's mouth, all over England : — " Lord Chatham, with his sword undrawn, Stood waiting...be at 'em, Stood waiting for the Earl of Chatham." i Ward's Memoirs, ip 239. 2 Life, iii. pp. 414, 427. The fleet set sail on the 28th of July, and was...
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The St. Stephen's chronicle

...their attitude resembles the celebrated position in which — " Lord Chatham with his sword drawn Was -waiting for Sir Richard Strachan ; Sir Richard, longing to be at 'em. Was waiting for the Earl of Chatham." The Board of Trade has no power to compel these companies to...
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Historical Characters: Talleyrand, Cobbett, Mackintosh, Canning, Volum 2

Henry Lytton Bulwer Baron Dalling and Bulwer - 1868
...defence, luckily for Mr. Canning, the odium of that miserable expedition against Holland — in which " Lord Chatham, with his sword undrawn, Stood waiting...to be at "em, Stood waiting for the Earl of Chatham ;" 'an expedition equally disgraceful to ministers and commanders — fell chiefly on his colleague,...
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