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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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Makers and Defenders of America

Anna Elizabeth Foote, Avery Warner Skinner - North Carolina - 1910 - 342 pages
...to return to their homes. Washington, in writing to his brother about one of these skirmishes, said, "I heard the bullets whistle, and believe me, there is something charming in the sound." The English king, George II, upon hearing this remark, laughed and said that Washington would not have...
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Makers of America: Franklin, Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln

Emma Lilian Dana - United States - 1915 - 205 pages
...It was Washington's first battle and the danger-loving soldier spoke in his letter to his brother : "I heard the bullets whistle and, believe me, there is something charming in the sound." Back at his camp at Great Meadows, Washington's position quickly became desperate. His men, counting...
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The Heart of Washington: An Intimate Study of the Father of His Country from ...

Wayne Whipple - 1916 - 172 pages
...he wrote 66 exultingly, because he had learned that real danger could not make him afraid : "I have heard the bullets whistle, and, believe me, there is something charming in the sound." When this remark was reported to George the Second of England, the king replied: "He would not say...
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Boys' Book of Border Battles

Edwin Legrand Sabin - Battles - 1920 - 349 pages
...man was killed at his side. He rather enjoyed the sensation of danger. He wrote to his brother John : "I heard the bullets whistle, and, believe me, there is something charming in the sound." "He would not say so if he had been used to hear many," King George of England remarked. But during...
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History of Pittsburgh and Environs: From Prehistoric Days to the ..., Volume 1

George Thornton Fleming - Pennsylvania - 1922
...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. n The retreat of Washington's weary troops was distressing. Seventy miles to safety at Wills creek...
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History of Pittsburgh and Environs, Volume 1

George Thornton Fleming - Pittsburgh (Pa.) - 1922
...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.11 The retreat of Washington's weary troops was distressing. Seventy miles to safety at Wills...
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Makers of America: The Story of the Lives of Franklin, Washington, Jefferson ...

Emma Lilian Dana - 1923 - 205 pages
...It was Washington's first battle and the danger-loving soldier spoke in his letter to his brother: "I heard the bullets whistle and, believe me, there is something charming in the sound." Back at his camp at Great Meadows, Washington's position quickly became desperate. His men, counting...
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The Western Pennsylvania Historical Magazine, Volumes 5-6

Pennsylvania - 1922
...twenty-one captured. A few days later in a letter to a brother Washington is alleged to have remarked "I heard the bullets whistle and, believe me, there is something charming in the sound". Being asked in later years if he had made such a remark he replied "If I said so it was when I was...
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Portraits and Personalities

2004
...had inexhaustible coolness and courage. With a touch of youthful bravado, he wrote to his brother, "I heard the bullets whistle, and, believe me, there is something charming in the sound." Perhaps the charm palled a little in later life, and the whistle became as indifferent as the buzzing...
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George Washington: A Biography

John Richard Alden - 1984
...any wound, for the right wing, where I stood, was exposed to and received all the enemy's fire. ... I heard the bullets whistle, and, believe me, there is something charming in the sound." It is said that King George II, who was a brave soldier if not a brilliant ruler, noted the gay remark...
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