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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
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History of the United States of America: From the Discovery of the ..., Volume 2

George Bancroft - United States - 1898
...without any wound," wrote Washington to his brother ; and in a postscript these words escaped him : " I heard the bullets whistle, and, believe me, there is something charming in the sound." Ten of the French were killed, among them Jumonville, the commander of the party; and twenty-one were...
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The American Revolution, Volume 1

Sir George Otto Trevelyan - United States - 1898
...the Second that Major Washington had concluded the letter announcing his success with the words : " I heard the bullets whistle, and, believe me, there is something charming in the sound." Of course there was nothing of the sort in the despatch, which in its businesslike simplicity might...
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George Washington, Volume 1

Worthington Chauncey Ford - Presidents - 1900
...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 boast called out from the King "He would not say so, if he had been used to hear many." Immediate...
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American Leaders and Heroes: A Preliminary Text-book in United States History

Wilbur Fisk Gordy - Indiana - 1901 - 329 pages
...capturing all but one. Colonel Washington was in the thickest of the fight, and wrote in a letter, " I heard the bullets whistle and, believe me, there is something charming in the sound." After this fight, which began the war, Washington returned to Great Meadows, and, learning that a large...
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George Washington

Norman Hapgood - Presidents - 1901 - 419 pages
...despatched 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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Proceedings of the Right Worshipful Grand Lodge: Of the Most Ancient and ...

Freemasons. Pennsylvania. Grand Lodge, Freemasons. Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania - 1902 - 382 pages
...characteristic of a thoroughly healthy and vigorous body, after his first campaign writing to his brother that " I heard the bullets whistle, and, believe, me, there is something charming in the sound." (Applause.) In a smaller nature there would be an element of bravado in this, but with him it was unquestionably...
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Colonel Washington, Volume 119

Archer Butler Hulbert - United States - 1902 - 57 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 Bound." The letter was published in the London Magazine. It is said George II. read it and commented...
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Washington's Road (Nemacolin's Path): The First Chapter of the Old ..., Volume 3

Archer Butler Hulbert - United States - 1903 - 215 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 in the London Magazine. It is said George II. read it and commented dryly:...
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In the War with Mexico: A Midshipman's Adventures on Ship and Shore

Cyrus Townsend Brady - Mexican War, 1846-1848 - 1903 - 313 pages
...sing about him. George Washington wrote when he was a young man, after the first of his battles : " I heard the bullets whistle and, believe me, there is something charming in the sound." Denton did not find it so. He wished with all his heart that he were out of range. He had plenty of...
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Pioneers on Land and Sea: Stories of the Eastern States and of Ocean ..., Book 1

Charles Alexander McMurry - America - 1904 - 261 pages
...French were killed, one wounded, and twentyone captured. In a letter to his brother, Washington wrote, " I heard the bullets whistle, and, believe me, there is something charming in the soimd." When asked many years after if he had really said this, he replied, " If I said so, it was...
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