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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 Works of Washington Irving in Twelve Volumes, Volume 10

Washington Irving - 1881
...received, all the enemy's fire; and it was the part where the man was killed and the rest wounded. / heard the bullets whistle, and, believe me, there is something charming in the sound." This rodomontade, as Horace Walpolc terms it, reached the ears of George II. " He would not say so,"...
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History of the United States of America, from the Discovery of the Continent ...

George Bancroft - United States - 1883
...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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Pamphlets on Biography, Volume 16

Biography - 1884
...and 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." The letter was published in the 86 London Magazine. It is said George II. read it and commented dryly:...
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Kings without crowns; or Lives of American presidents, with a sketch of the ...

Charles H. Evans - 1884 - 224 pages
...In a postscript to the despatch to Governor Dinwiddie, describing this affair, Washington wrote : ' I heard the bullets whistle, and, believe me, there is something charming in the sound.' When George II. heard of this remark, he said, ' He would not say so if he had been used to hear many.'...
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Home Culture: A Self-instructor and Aid to Social Hours at Home, Comprising ...

Thomas Hunter - Home schooling - 1884 - 672 pages
...stick on the shores of the Brest, it would cause Europe to ruu to arms from one end to the other. 16. I heard the bullets whistle, and believe me there is something charming in the sound. 17. To be prepared for war is one of the mo*st effectual ways of preserving peace. 18. First in war,...
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George Washington

William Osborn Stoddard - Presidents - 1886 - 307 pages
...a letter to one of his brothers, for instance, after telling the story of the skirmish; he said : " I heard the bullets whistle, and, believe me, there is something charming in the sound." Horace Walpole relates that this quotation wandered as far as England, and was repeated to King George...
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Washington and His Country: Being Irving's Life of Washington, Abridged for ...

Washington Irving, John Fiske - United States - 1887 - 618 pages
...fire. A few days after, in a letter to one of his brothers, Washington made his often-quoted remark, "I heard the bullets whistle, and, believe me, there is something charming in the sound." This remark reached the ears of George II., who dryly observed, " He would not say so if he had been...
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Washington and His Country: Being Irving's Life of Washington : Abridged for ...

John Fiske - United States - 1888 - 618 pages
...fire. A few days after, in a letter to one of his brothers, Washington made his often-quoted remark, " I heard the bullets whistle, and, believe me, there is something charming in the sound." This remark reached the ears of George II., who dryly observed, " He would not say so if he had been...
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History of the United States of America, from the Discovery of the ..., Volume 2

George Bancroft - United States - 1888
...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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The American Teacher, Volume 5

Education - 1888
...other parts by diHereut pupils of the school, In the order numbered. this battle, Washington said : " I heard the bullets whistle, and believe me, there is something charming in the sound." This speech, coming to the earn of King George, he said, " He would not say so if he had been used...
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