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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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Ill-starred General: Braddock of the Coldstream Guards

Lee McCardell - Biography & Autobiography - 1958 - 335 pages
...a copy of a letter from Washington to his brother Jack after that first engagement with the French. "I heard the bullets whistle, and, believe me, there is something charming in the sound," the colonel wrote. Older soldiers smiled when they read this. King George remarked "he would not say...
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The Generals of Saratoga: John Burgoyne and Horatio Gates

Max M. Mintz - History - 1992 - 278 pages
...Virginian, whose report of his experience at Fort Necessity had been retailed about London with delight — "I heard the bullets whistle, and, believe me, there is something charming in the sound" — was as striking in person as in story. In the saddle, he rode with superb grace and assurance....
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The Long Gray Line: The American Journey of West Point's Class of 1966

Rick Atkinson - History - 1999 - 598 pages
...of Tom's favorite quotes was George Washington's comment during the French and Indian War: "I have heard the bullets whistle and believe me, there is something charming in the sound." Tom also had been charmed by the whistling bullets, and he now drew strength from his combat experience,...
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The Great Frontier War: Britain, France, and the Imperial Struggle for North ...

William R. Nester - History - 2000 - 326 pages
...Affairs, 165. 141. Jennings, Empire of Fortune, 194-95. 142. Hamilton, Bougainville Journal, 60. 1754 I heard the bullets whistle, and, believe me, there is something charming in the sound. — George Washington, 1754 We would like very much to go to Virginia. We understand there are a great...
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The Making of the President, 1789: The Unauthorized Campaign Biography

Marvin Kitman - History - 2000 - 358 pages
...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." Somehow the remark made the colonial papers and was widely reprinted, even in the London Magazine....
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The Presidency Then and Now

Phillip G. Henderson - History - 2000 - 300 pages
...Tellingly, after his first taste of combat he wrote a letter to a younger brother in which he said, "I heard the bullets whistle, and, believe me, there is something charming in the sound."2 That, too, was published in the several colonies and London: everybody knew who this audacious...
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The Cult of the Nation in France: inventing nationalism, 1680-1800

David Avrom. BELL, David Avrom Bell - History - 2009 - 320 pages
...scalps, and the newly seasoned British officer wrote boastfully to his brother back home in Virginia: "I heard the bullets whistle, and believe me, there is something charming in the sound." This incident has long been familiar to North American historians. It marked not only the opening skirmish...
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Following Polaris

Robert J. Berens - Fiction - 2001 - 168 pages
...Siren's Wooing 131 Chapter XI III Winds Blow 143 Chapter XII Destiny's Way 151 This One 6CCF-91Q-ZZ49 I heard the bullets whistle, and believe me, there is something charming in the sound. -George Washington CHAPTER I NATIVE'S RETURN Don Bauer held a riddle... deep within himself. He pondered...
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George Washington's Expense Account

Marvin Kitman, George Washington - History - 2001 - 285 pages
...war. After the Fort Necessity affair, he had written to his brother Jack (John Augustine), "I have heard the bullets whistle; and, believe me, there is something charming in the sound." In some way the remark made the colonial papers, and was widely reprinted even in London, where it...
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George Washington

Michael Burgan - Juvenile Nonfiction - 2002 - 64 pages
...attacked the French, killing ten men and capturing twenty-two. Later, Washington was quoted as saying, "I heard the bullets whistle, and, believe me, there is something charming in the sound." This attack is sometimes called the first battle of the French and Indian War (1754—1763). For the...
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