Wolfe and Montcalm

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T. C. & E. C. Jack, 1905 - Canada - 296 pages
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Page 73 - Pitt that he may dispose of my slight carcass as he pleases, and that I am ready for any undertaking within the reach and compass of my skill and cunning. I am in a very bad condition, both with the gravel and rheumatism, but I had much rather die than decline any kind of service that offers...
Page 156 - My antagonist has wisely shut himself up in inaccessible intrenchments, so that I can't get at him without spilling a torrent of blood, and that perhaps to little purpose. The Marquis de Montcalm is at the head of a great number of bad soldiers, and I am at the head of a small number of good ones, that wish for nothing so much as to fight him ; but the wary old fellow avoids an action, doubtful of the behavior of his army. People must be of the profession to understand the disadvantages and difficulties...
Page 209 - I suspected they were busy drafting the articles for a general capitulation, and I entered the house, where I had only time to see the Intendant, with a pen in his hand, writing upon a sheet of paper, when M. de Vaudreuil told me I had no business there. Having answered him that what he...
Page 157 - The night is dark; it rains; our troops are in their tents, with clothes on, ready for an alarm; I in my boots; my horses saddled. In fact, this is my usual way. I wish you were here ; for I cannot be everywhere, though I multiply myself, and have not taken off my clothes since the twenty-third of June.
Page 91 - here we are entertained with a most agreeable prospect of a delightful country on every side; windmills, watermills, churches, chapels, and compact farmhouses, all built with stone, and covered, some with wood, and others with straw.
Page 173 - The battalions must form upon the upper ground with expedition and be ready to charge whatever presents itself. "When the artillery and troops are landed, a corps will be left to secure the landing place, while the rest march on and endeavour to bring the French and Canadians to battle.
Page 278 - Monsieur de Montcalm's arrival in this colony down to that of his death, he did not cease to sacrifice everything to his boundless ambition. He sowed dissension among the troops, tolerated the most indecent talk against the government, attached to himself the most disreputable persons, used means to corrupt the most virtuous, and, when he could not succeed, became their cruel enemy.
Page xx - Honor to inform you today that it is my duty to attack the French Army. To the best of my knowledge and abilities I have fixed upon that spot where we can act with the most force and are most likely to succeed.
Page xviii - If he gives us battle and we defeat him, Quebec must be ours, and, which is more, all Canada must submit to His Majesty's arms, a different case from any advantage we can hope for at Beauport, and should the enemy pass the St.

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