The Letters and Dispatches of John Churchill, First Duke of Marlborough, from 1702-1712, Volume 1

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Page 195 - J'ai reçu la lettre que Votre Altesse m'a fait « l'honneur de m'écrire, ainsi que tous les papiers « qu'elle renfermait. L'opinion publique a tou« jours été la règle de ma conduite.
Page 391 - Lavingen, it being too late and the troops too much tired to pursue them far. I cannot say too much in praise of the Prince's good conduct and the bravery of his troops on this occasion.
Page 391 - Blenheim, which the enemy had intrenched and fortified, and where they made the greatest opposition, we obliged twenty-six battalions and twelve squadrons of dragoons to surrender themselves prisoners at discretion. We took likewise all their tents standing, with their cannon and ammunition, as also a great number of standards, kettle-drums, and colours in the action, so that I reckon the greatest part of M. Tallard's army is taken or destroyed.
Page 8 - I most heartily join my voice to this general desire, and wish you health to go on with what will be so much for the honour of your country. I am with great truth and respect, my Lord, your Lordship's most obedient, and most humble servant.
Page 48 - The post not being gone, I could not but open this letter to let you know that, by the extraordinary bravery of the officers and soldiers, the citadel has been carried by storm, and, for the honour of her Majesty's subjects, the English were the first that got upon the breach, and the Governor was taken by a lieutenant of Stewart's regiment.
Page 391 - Tallard's army is taken or destroyed. The bravery of all our troops on this occasion cannot be expressed, the generals as well as, the officers and soldiers behaving themselves with the greatest courage and resolution, the horse and dragoons having been obliged to charge four or five several times.
Page 115 - Il faut, monsieur, que vous n'ayez pas reçu une lettre que je me suis donné l'honneur de vous écrire , il ya environ deux mois, où je vous mandois...
Page 591 - I am very much obliged to you for the constant advices you give me, and particularly for your two long ciphers of the 4th and 14th January. You cannot say more to us of the supine negligence of the court of Vienna, with reference to your affairs, than we are sensible of every where else ; and certainly if the Duke of Savoy's good conduct and bravery at Verrue had not reduced the French to a very low ebb, the game must have been over before any help could come to you...

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