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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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Washington and His Generals, Volume 1

J. T. Headley - Generals - 1850
...French cojnmander and ten of his men were killed, the whole of the remainder were taken prisoners. This was Washington's first engagement, and the kind...letter home, said he, " I heard the bullets whistle, &n& believe me, there is something charming in the sound." There spoke the bold young warrior, to whom...
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Works, Volume 8

Washington Irving - 1857
...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 Walpole terms it, reached the ears of George II. " He would not say so,"...
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Putnam's Monthly, Volume 3

American literature - 1854
...which Major Washington despatched on the preceding little victory, he concluded with these words: ' / heard the bullets whistle, and, believe me, there is something charming in the sound.' On hearing of this, the king said, sensibly, • //. would not gay so if he had been used to hear many.'...
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Life of George Washington, Volume 1

Washington Irving - 1855
...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" This rodomontade, as Horace Walpole terms it reached the ears of George II. " He would not say so,"...
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Correspondence Between William Penn and James Logan, Secretary of the ...

Israel Acrelius, New Sweden. Upland court, William Penn - Bibliography - 1855 - 423 pages
...places, the same writer repeats the anecdote of Washington's despatch on this occasion : " ' I have 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 History of an Expedition Against Fort Du Quesne, in 1755 Under ..., Volume 6

Robert Orme - Braddock's Campaign, 1755 - 1855 - 423 pages
...places, the same writer repeats the anecdote of Washington's despatch on this occasion : " ' I have 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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Memoirs of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Volume 5

Bibliography - 1855
...places, the same writer repeats the anecdote of Washington's despatch on this occasion : " t I have heard the bullets whistle ; and believe me there is something charming in the sound.' On hearing of this letter, the King said sensibly, t He would not say so, if he had been used to hear...
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Memoirs of Washington

Caroline Matilda Kirkland - 1857 - 516 pages
...military turn was in-bred, not in-born. When, in after life, he was charged with having said " I have heard the bullets whistle, and, believe me, there is something charming in the sound " — he answered, not without some show of embarrassment and regret, " If I ever said so, it was when...
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LIFE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON

WASHINGTON IRVING - 1857
...all the enemy's fire ; and it was the part where the man was killed and the rest wounded. / heard Hie 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. " He would not say so/'...
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Life of George Washington: Written for Children

E. Cecil - Presidents - 1859 - 258 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." The letter was published, and these words happened to come to the ears of King George II. " lie would...
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