The Life and Military Actions of His Royal Highness Prince Eugene, of Savoy (Google eBook)

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Page 182 - Treves, Traerbach, were taken. In the course of one Campaign, the very Nature of the War was changed.' The Invaders of other States were reduced to defend their own.
Page 345 - ... have in him, the exertion of his very self, abstracted from the circumstances in which fortune has placed him. Thus, were you to see prince Eugene, and were told he was a private gentleman, you would say he is a man of modesty and merit.
Page 166 - The young king charmed all that were there. He had a gravity beyond his age, tempered with much modesty. His behaviour was in all points so exact, that there was not a circumstance in his whole deportment that was liable to censure. He paid an extraordinary respect to the queen, and yet maintained a due greatness in it. He had...
Page 344 - ... vigilant than sparkling; his action and address the most easy imaginable, and his behaviour in an assembly peculiarly graceful in a certain art of mixing insensibly with the rest, and becoming one of the company, instead of receiving the courtship of it. The shape of his person, and composure of his limbs, are remarkably exact and beautiful. There is in his looks something sublime, •which does not seem to arise from his quality or character, but the innate disposition of his mind.
Page 343 - I can say that he who beholds him will easily expect from him any thing that is to be imagined, or executed, by the wit or force of man. The prince is of that stature...
Page 336 - Let thy grace illuminate my understanding, direct my will, sanctify my body, and bless my soul. Make me diligent in curbing all irregular •affections, zealous in imploring thy grace, careful in keeping thy commandments, and constant in working out my salvation.
Page 335 - I submit unto thee all my thoughts, words, and actions, as well as my afflictions, pains, and sufferings; and I desire to have thee always in my mind, to do all my works in thy name, and for thy sake to bear all adversity with patience.
Page 167 - ... so much as smiling once all the while he was at court, which was only three days ; he spoke but little, and all he said was judicious and obliging. All possible haste was made in fitting out the fleet, so that he set sail in the beginning of January, and for five days he had a fair wind with good weather, but then the wind changed, and he was driven back to Ports- 1703.
Page 205 - ... the emperor could not be prevailed on to renew it : he recalled his troops from the Upper Rhine, though that was contrary to all his agreements with the empire.
Page 133 - Irish regiment secured the bridge ; and the design of capturing the garrison failed, although it was so well contrived and so happily executed on one part. Eugene had but four thousand men with him, and the other body not being able to join him, he was forced to march back, which he did without any considerable loss, carrying marshal Villeroy and some other prisoners with him. In this attempt...

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