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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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Four Great American Presidents: No. 1. Washington, Jefferson, Jackson, Lincoln

Frances Melville Perry, Henry William Elson - 1905 - 362 pages
...received all the enemy's fire ; it was the part where the man was killed and the rest were wounded. I heard the bullets whistle; and, believe me, there is something charming in the sound." At home, where the great odds under which Washington had worked, and the failure of the government...
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... Webster's First Bunker Hill Oration and Washington's Farewell Address ...

Daniel Webster, Fred Newton Scott - Bunker Hill Monument (Boston, Mass.) - 1905 - 107 pages
...received all the enemies' 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. " However, the campaign ended disastrously. After another fight a month later at the same place, in...
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Centenary Edition [of the Writings of Theodore Parker]

Theodore Parker - 1908
...little battle of Jumonville, in 1754, when he was twenty-two years of age, it is related that he said, " I heard the bullets whistle, and, believe me, there is something charming in the sound ! " King George the Second added, " He would not say so if he had been used to hearing many." When...
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The Works of Theodore Parker: Historic Americans

Theodore Parker - 1908
...little battle of Jumonville, in 1754, when he was twenty-two years of age, it is related that he said, " I heard the bullets whistle, and, believe me, there is something charming in the sound ! " King George the Second added, " He would not say so if he had been used to hearing many." When...
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Letters and Addresses,

George Washington - Presidents - 1908 - 489 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. A Bit of Gossip To Mrs. Fairfax FORT CUMBERLAND, 14 May, 1755. Dear Madam: I have at last with great...
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Ohio History, Volume 18

Ohio - 1909
...affair, he wrote : "The right winp! where I stood was exposed to and received all the enemy's fire; here I heard the bullets whistle and believe me, there is something charming in the sound." Here the warrior Washington was born, in the heart of the gloomy forest on the mountain sides of the...
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The Real America in Romance, Volume 8

Edwin Markham - America - 1909
...fortunately escaped without any wound," wrote Washington to his brother; and in a postscript added, "I heard the bullets whistle, and, believe me, there is something charming in the sound." This was the beginning of the contest known as the French and Indian War, the results of which were...
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The Apprenticeship of Washington: And Other Sketches of Significant Colonial ...

George Hodges - United States - 1909 - 233 pages
...proved when it comes to the test, which I believe we are on the borders of . " To which he added, ' ' I heard the bullets whistle and, believe me, there is something charming in the sound. ' ' George the Second, to whom this sentence was repeated, said " very sensibly," that the young man...
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The Apprenticeship of Washington: And Other Sketches of Significant Colonial ...

George Hodges - United States - 1909 - 233 pages
...proved when it conies to the test, which I believe we are on the borders of.'' To which he added,'' I heard the bullets whistle and, believe me, there is something charming in the sound." George the Second, to whom this sentence was repeated, said " very sensibly," that the young man "...
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First Lessons in American History

Lawton Bryan Evans - United States - 1910 - 292 pages
...letter written a few days afterwards to his brother, he said : "I fortunately escaped without any wound. I heard the bullets whistle, and, believe me, there is something charming in the sound." QUESTIONS What two nations claimed the Ohio valley? What had the French built? What did Governor Dinwiddie...
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