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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 507
edited by - 1847
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The Writings of George Washington: pt. I. Official letters relating to the ...

George Washington, Jared Sparks - Presidents - 1834
...command of an experienced officer, and man of sense. It is what I have ardently wished words, — ' / heard the bullets whistle, and, believe me, there is something charming in the sound.' On hearing of this the king said sensibly, — ' He would not say so, if he had been used to hear many.'...
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The Life of George Washington

Jared Sparks - Presidents - 1839 - 562 pages
...on his preceding little victory, (the skirmish with Jumonville,) he concluded with these words, — 'I heard the bullets whistle, and, believe me, there is something charming in the sound.' On hearing of this the King said sensibly, — ' He would not say so, if he had been used to hear many.'...
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Essay on the Character and Influence of Washington in the Revolution of the ...

Guizot (M., François) - Electronic book - 1840 - 188 pages
...in which Washington, then a young major, ended the narrative of his first battle with the words, " I heard the bullets whistle, and, believe me, there is something charming in the sound ; " the King * Washington's Writings, Vol. II. p. 29. observed, " He would not say so, if he had been...
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The New-York Review, Volume 7

1840
...which Major Washington despatched on his preceding little victory, he concluded with these words : " I heard the bullets whistle, and believe me, there is something charming in the sound." On hearing of this letter, the king said sensibly, " He would not have said so, if he had used to hear...
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The Literary world, conducted by J. Timbs, Volume 3

John Timbs - 1840
...and in which young Major Washington concluded a narrative of his first skirmish by these words : " I heard the bullets whistle, and, believe me, there is something charming in the sound." On hearing this, the King said : " He would not say so, if he had been used to hear many." Washington...
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Washington

François Guizot - 1840 - 230 pages
...and in which young Major Washington concluded a narrative of his first skirmish by these words : " I heard the bullets whistle, and believe me there is something charming in the sound." On hearing this the king said, " He would not say so, if he had been used to hear many." Washington...
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The life of Augustus, viscount Keppel, Volume 1

Thomas Keppel (hon.) - 1842
...Major Washington dispatched on his preceding little victory, he concluded with these words : — ' 1 heard the bullets whistle, and, believe me, there is something charming in the sound.' On hearing of this letter, the King said sensibly, ' He would not say so if he had been used to hear...
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The Life of Augustus, Viscount Keppel, Admiral of the White, and ..., Volume 1

Thomas Robert Keppel - Admirals - 1842
...Major Washington dispatched on his preceding little victory, he concluded with these words : — ' I heard the bullets whistle, and, believe me, there is something charming in ihr sound.' On hearing of this letter, the King said sensibly, ' He would not say so if he had been...
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Chambers's Miscellany of Useful and Entertaining Tracts

William Chambers, Robert Chambers - Art - 1845
...Washington despatched on his preceding little victory," says Walpole, " he concluded with these words, 'I heard the bullets whistle, and believe me, there is something charming in the sound.' On hearing of this, the king said sensibly, ' He would not say so if he had been used to hear many.'...
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Methodist Review, Volume 30

1848
...strong and terrible passions ;" and that, " in a letter home, describing his first battle, he said, 'I heard the bullets whistle, and, believe me, there is something charming in the sound.'" Clutching eagerly at this fiction of the gossiping author of the Castle of Otranto — to one of whose...
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