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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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Our Presidents: Or, The Lives of Twenty-three Presidents of the United States

Virginia Frances Townsend - Presidents - 1888 - 378 pages
...commander, was killed. The Americans won the victory, and sent twenty-one prisoners to the colony. ''I heard the bullets whistle, and, believe me, there is something charming in the sound," Washington is reported to have written to his brother. The words do not sound like him, but he was...
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The Dial, Volume 9

Francis Fisher Browne - American literature - 1889
...love-sickness, — from the time when, amid the excitement of his first battle, he boyishly said, '' I heard the bullets whistle, and, believe me, there is something charming in the sound," to those last moments when he looked calmly into the eyes of the wife who said, as his soul went out,...
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The Writings of George Washington: 1748-1757

George Washington - 1889
...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.1 1 From the London Magazine, August, 1754. " In the express, which Major Washington despatched...
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The Cambrian, Volumes 12-13

Welsh - 1892
...slight skirmish in his early days of militaryship, he wrote to one of his brothers in these words : ''I heard the bullets whistle, and believe me, there is something charming in the sound." Horace Wai pole relates that his words wandered as far as England and were . repeated to King George...
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Washington and His Country: Being Irving's Life of Washington

Washington Irving - 1893
...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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Self Culture

Self-culture - 1900
...sitting beside the blazing camp-fire, with only the sky above him, he wrote to his mother, <( I hear the bullets whistle, and, believe me, there is something charming in the sound." For years the endeavors of the children to persuade Mrs. Washington to live with them had failed. This...
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Washington and His Country: Being Irving's Life of Washington, Abridged for ...

Washington Irving - United States - 1896 - 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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The True George Washington

Paul Leicester Ford - 1896 - 319 pages
...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." In his second battle, though he knew that he was " to be attacked and by unequal numbers," he promised...
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The True George Washington

Paul Leicester Ford - 1896 - 319 pages
...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." In his second battle, though he knew that he was " to be attacked and by unequal numbers," he promised...
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The Story of the Thirteen Colonies

Hélène Adeline Guerber - History - 1898 - 342 pages
...their flag and their arms with them. In describing this battle, Washington is reported to have said : " I heard the bullets whistle, and believe me, there is something charming in the sound." But later on, when he had seen what a sad thing war really is, and some one asked if he had ever said this,...
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