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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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Thomas Paine: Enlightenment, Revolution, and the Birth of Modern Nations

Craig Nelson - Biography & Autobiography - 2007 - 396 pages
...killing ten, in a battle lasting fifteen minutes; the lieutenant colonel wrote his little brother that "I heard the bullets whistle and, believe me, there is something charming in the sound." In fact, these Frenchmen were not aggressive soldiers but diplomatic agents, and the young man who,...
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Washington's God: Religion, Liberty, and the Father of Our Country

Michael Novak, Jana Novak - History - 2007 - 320 pages
...wounded, and twenty-one captured. Washington exultantly wrote his brother, John Augustine, known as Jack, "I heard the bullets whistle, and, believe me, there is something charming in the sound." 8 But there was nothing charming about the situation Washington had just created. The surviving French...
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