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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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The Story of the British Army

Charles Cooper King - 1897 - 426 sider
...each abused the other for what was clearly the fact, that " 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." As Napoleon himself remarked at one time, " Before six weeks, of the fifteen thousand troops which...
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Speeches: Edited

Sir William Wedderburn, Raj Jogeshur Mitter - 1899 - 225 sider
...are in the position of the Lord Chatham, of whom it is said : 'Lord Chatham, with his sword drawn, Stood waiting for Sir Richard Strachan ; Sir Richard...be at ' em, Stood waiting for the Earl of Chatham.' If that is really the only difference that stands in the way of Government, that difficulty can be...
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How England Saved Europe: The war in the Peninsula

William Henry Fitchett - 1900
...of the Walcheren expedition are condensed :- — " The Earl of Chatham, with his sword half-drawn, Stood waiting for Sir Richard Strachan. Sir Richard,...be at 'em, Stood waiting for the Earl of Chatham." These lines, however, are unfair to Sir Richard Strachan. He was a gallant and energetic sailor, and,...
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St. Mary's Hospital Gazette, Volumer 7-9

1901
...summarises the history of the whole campaign : — " The Earl of Chatham, with his sword half drawn, Stood waiting for Sir Richard Strachan, Sir Richard...be at 'em, Stood waiting for the Earl of Chatham." * Fonblanquc: " The administration and organisation of the British [OCTOBER, 1903. The earliest trace...
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The Life of a Regiment: The History of the Gordon Highlanders, Volum 1

Charles Greenhill Gardyne, Cyril Bentham Falls - 1901
...might have taken. According to the well-known epigram — 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. About the 20th of August the troops were attacked by fever and...
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A Student's History of England from the Earliest Times to the Death ..., Volum 1

Samuel Rawson Gardiner - 1902 - 1030 sider
...resolve how to attack it. According to a -popular 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. Whilst admiral and general were hesitating, the troops were left in the low isle of Walcheren, where...
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Outline of English History B.C. 55-A.D. 1902

Samuel Rawson Gardiner - 1903 - 564 sider
...blame on the general and admiral. Some clever fellow wrote that My Lord Chatham, with his sword drawn, Stood waiting for Sir Richard Strachan ; Sir Richard,...be at 'em, Stood waiting for the Earl of Chatham. 6. Wellington's Difficulties in Spain.—Wellington had difficulties enough in Spain. He had but few...
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Ports and Docks: Their History, Working, and National Importance

Douglas Owen - 1904 - 179 sider
...the depth of the river approach to it. How runs the old saw : ' Lord Chatham with his sword drawn Was waiting for Sir Richard Strachan ; Sir Richard, longing...to be at 'em, Stood waiting for the Earl of Chatham !'? The report of His Majesty's Commissioners affords in this connection interesting reading. England's...
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Ports and Docks: Their History, Working, and National Importance

Douglas Owen - 1904 - 179 sider
...the depth of the river approach to it. How runs the old saw : 1 Lord Chatham with his sword drawn Was waiting for Sir Richard Strachan ; Sir Richard, longing...to be at 'em, Stood waiting for the Earl of Chatham !' ? The report of His Majesty's Commissioners affords in this connection interesting reading. England's...
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Bygone Years

Edward Frederick Leveson-Gower - 1905 - 339 sider
...disastrous Walcheren expedition, has immortalised Sir Richard : 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. Mr. George Rendel was an able and charming man, whose friendship I greatly valued. From Naples I went...
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