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Page 190 - Sigismar, if he still exists ; but, alas ! it is too probable my friend may be no more. LETTER XXXVI.* WE have had a day of fatigue, but conquest has smiled on our labours, and they will not be forgotten in the annals of Rome. The leader of the Germans, after harrassing our march, selected for the field of battle a place enClosed on one side by the river, and on the other by an immense forest. In the midst is a narrow and marshy plain, the woods are also wholly surrounded by a deep morass, except...