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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. "
Transactions for the first (-third) session - Side 33
av Birmingham historical society - 1881
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Lands and Lairds of Larbert and Dunipace Parishes

John Charles Gibson - 1908 - 225 sider
...baptised 1 This is the Admiral satirised in the following lines : — * " Chatham, impatient for the dawn, Stood waiting for Sir Richard Strachan, Sir Richard,...be at 'em, Stood -waiting for the Earl of Chatham." 0 There are other renderings of the first line, but this is supposed to be the most probable, and is...
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An Introductory History of England ...: The great European war [1792-1815] 1909

Charles Robert Leslie Fletcher - 1909
...drinking water had to be brought from England. And, as we know, Great Chatham with his sabre drawn Stood waiting for Sir Richard Strachan ; Sir Richard,...be at 'em, Stood waiting for the Earl of Chatham. Chatham returned home in September, and the relics of his Army, wasted with fever, at the end of December....
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Turkish Memories

Sidney Whitman - 1914 - 305 sider
...for the 48 fray than the Turks themselves, like Sir Walter Scott's Great Chatham with hia sabre drawn Stood waiting for Sir Richard Strachan ; Sir Richard,...be at 'em, Stood waiting for the Earl of Chatham. This eagerness for bloodshed on the part of men whose country was at peace with the Greeks made a disagreeable...
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A History of England and the British Empire ...: 1802-1914

Arthur Donald Innes - 1915
...the 16th. The blundering was recorded in a popular rhyme. i 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 result was that the defences of Antwerp were put in complete...
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Records by Admiral of the Fleet, Lord Fisher

John Arbuthnot Fisher Baron Fisher - 1919 - 279 sider
...co-operation must not be the cooperation of the Walcheren Expedition ! " 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 ! " It has got to be chiefly a Naval Job ! And the Army will...
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Modern English Statesmen

George Robert Stirling Taylor - 1921 - 267 sider
...that he made it one of the laughing-stocks of English history. Great Chatham, with his sabre drawn, Stood waiting for Sir Richard Strachan; Sir Richard,...be at 'em, Stood waiting for the Earl of Chatham. It was the last great deed the Pitts performed for England. It is not an exaggeration — as the hastily...
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British Policy and Opinion During the Franco-Prussian War

Dora Neill Raymond - 1921 - 437 sider
...English commanders, who showed a similar valorous hesitation. " Lord Chatham, with his sword undrawn Was waiting for Sir Richard Strachan ; .Sir Richard, longing to be at 'em, Was waiting for the Earl of Chatham." 2 Sir Charles Dilke, who had returned to France immediately after...
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Economics of the Hour, Volum 25

John St. Loe Strachey - 1923 - 234 sider
...is not a material or a physical one. Commercially speaking:— Lord Chatham, with his sword drawn Is waiting for Sir Richard Strachan. Sir Richard, longing to be at 'em, Is waiting for the Earl of Chatham. Sellers are longing to sell and buyers to buy, but alas! they cannot...
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Contemporary Personalities

Frederick Edwin Smith Earl of Birkenhead - 1924 - 325 sider
...deployed, and search was made for the leader in shining armour : 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. And thereafter Lord Curzon, who had quite evidently been acting in the interim upon the Lyttelton formula,...
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The Quarterly Review

William Gifford, Sir John Taylor Coleridge, John Gibson Lockhart, Whitwell Elwin, William Macpherson, William Smith, Sir John Murray (IV), Rowland Edmund Prothero (Baron Ernle) - 1905
...situation has a humorous side which has a historical precedent — 1 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.' The Blue-book (Cd. 2326, 1904) which has been put forward, as we have said, to prove that the Colonies...
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