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" 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. "
The American Review: A Whig Journal of Politics, Literature, Art, and Science - Page 511
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The Collected Works of ... P. ...

Theodore Parker - American literature - 1871
...battle with Jumonville, in 1 754, when he was twenty -two years of age, it is related that he said, ' I heard the bullets whistle, and, believe me, there is something charming in the sound ! ' King George the Second added, ' He would not say so if he had been used * In Tillemain's Vie de...
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The Collected Works of Theodore Parker: Historic Americans

Theodore Parker - Theology - 1871 - 236 pages
...battle with Jumonville, in 1754, when he was twenty-two years of age, it is related that he said, ' I heard the bullets whistle, and, believe me, there is something charming in the sound ! ' King George the Second added, ' He would not say so if he had been used * In Villemain's Vie de...
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Life of George Washington, Volume 1

Washington Irving - 1873
...received all the enemy's fire ; and it was the part where the man was killed and the rest wounded. I heard the bullets whistle and, believe me, there is something charming in the sound." This rodomontade, as Henry Walpole terms it, reached the ears of George II. " He would not say so,"...
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Soldier and patriot, the story of G. Washington

Frances Mary Owen - 1873 - 255 pages
...and it had roused a great military spirit within him. In writing 'to his brother of it, he says, " I heard the bullets whistle, and, believe me, there is something charming in the sound." In later life, when he was reminded of this remark, his answer was, " If I said so, it was when I was...
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Illustrations of the Siege of Boston: From the Proceedings of the ...

Richard Frothingham - Boston (Mass.) - 1876 - 40 pages
...letter addressed to his brother that got into the " London Magazine " in 1754, in which he says, " I heard the bullets whistle ; and believe me there is something charming in the sound." He was next appointed a lieutenantcolonel in the Virginia forces. In this capacity he engaged in a...
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History of the United States of America, from the Discovery of the ..., Volume 3

George Bancroft - United States - 1876
...without any wound," wrote Washington to his brother ; and in a postscript these words escaped him : " I heard the bullets whistle, and, believe me, there is something charming in the sound." Ten of the French were killed, among them Jumonville, the commander of the party ; and twenty-one were...
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Proceedings of the Massachusetts Historical Society

Massachusetts Historical Society - Massachusetts - 1876
...letter addressed to his brother that got into the " London Magazine " in 1754, in which he says, " I heard the bullets whistle ; and believe me there is something charming in the sound." He was next appointed a lieutenantcolonel in the Virginia forces. In this capacity he engaged in a...
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Rose-Belford's Canadian Monthly and National Review, Volume 5; Volume 18

Graeme Mercer Adam, George Stewart - 1880
...him to a great deal of ridicule. In the letter he said ' I fortunately escaped without any wound. ... I heard the bullets whistle, and believe me there is something charming in the sound.' Walpole (Memoirs) says of this, alluding to an article of the capitulation by which no further military...
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Rose-Belford's Canadian Monthly and National Review, Volume 5

1880
...him to a great deal of ridicule. In the letter he said ' I fortunately escaped without any wound. ... I heard the bullets whistle, and believe me there is something charming in the sound.' Walpole (Memoirs) says of this, alluding to an article of the capitulation by which no further military...
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Short Sayings of Great Men: With Historical and Explanatory Notes

Samuel Arthur Bent - Anecdotes - 1882 - 610 pages
...President of the United Stales, 1789-97, when he finally retired from public life; died Dec. 11, 1799.] I heard the bullets whistle ; and believe me, there is something charming in the sound. From a letter to his mother, of the first action of the French and Indian War, in which he defeated...
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