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Page 280 - I heard the bullets whistle, and, believe me, there is something charming in the sound" This rodomontade, as Horace Walpole terms it reached the ears of George II.
Page 115 - Poor young man," said Napoleon, compassionately, as he approached the prince, " I deplore your misfortunes. Personally you have not deserved them, for I know you have fought bravely, and are worthy of a better fate than that of a prisoner of war ; but will you give me your word of honor that you will not attempt to escape or participate again in this war against me? " " Sire," said the prince, pointing at his wounded right arm, " sire, I believe I must give you my word of honor. I am your prisoner,...
Page 73 - Burghclere seems to feel that the most that can be said for him is that he was actuated by loyalty, and that loyalty is out of date.
Page 188 - But I do hope you'll leave office as proud of your accomplishments here as I am proud to have been associated with you, and to have been and remain a friend. God bless you; and He will.
Page 286 - It was probably the first time in his life that he was at a loss for words. He finally said: 'I think you had better consult Meyer.
Page 114 - I congratulate you upon them. But I see no reason why I should not tell you...
Page 184 - If we get out we can easily get to the top of the wall. But how to get down on the other side is a question.