The Life of John, Duke of Marlborough

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Thomas Tegg, 1839 - 386 من الصفحات
 

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الصفحة 240 - ... immediately, he Called for it again. The servant, being embarrassed with the straps and buckles, did not come up to him. At last, it raining very hard, the duke called to him again, and asked him what he was about, that he did not bring his cloak. " You -must stay, Sir (grumbles the fellow,) if it rains cats and dogs, till I can get at it.
الصفحة 174 - I wish I could serve some campaigns under so great a general as your majesty, that I might learn what I yet want to know in the art of war."* This flattering address from so illustrious a commander pleased the monarch, whose foible was a passion for military glory.
الصفحة 101 - I have not time to say more but to beg you will give my duty to the Queen, and let her know her army has had a glorious victory. Monsieur Tallard and two other Generals are in my coach and I am following the rest. The bearer, my aide-deCamp Colonel Parke, will give Her an account of what has passed. I shall do it in a day or two by another more at large. MARLBOROUGH...
الصفحة 16 - Interests ; and though my dutiful Behaviour to your Majesty in the worst of Times, (for which I acknowledge my poor Services much over-paid) may not be sufficient to incline You to a charitable Interpretation of my Actions ; yet I hope, the great Advantage I enjoy under Your Majesty, which I can never expect in any other change of Government, may reasonably convince Your Majesty, and the World, that I am acted by a higher Principle, when I offer that violence to my Inclination and Interest, as to...
الصفحة 13 - ... religion. In all things but this the king may command me; and I call God to witness, that even with joy I should expose my life for his service, so sensible am I of his favours. I know the troubling you, sir, with thus much of myself, I being of so little use to your highness, is very impertinent, but I think it may be a great ease to your highness and the princess to be satisfied that the princess of Denmark is safe in the trusting of me; I being resolved, although I cannot live the life of...
الصفحة 41 - Groom of the Stole, Mistress of the Robes and Keeper of the Privy Purse...
الصفحة 64 - ... opinions are. If I were with you I would endeavour to persuade you to think as little as is possible of worldly business, and to be very regular in your diet, which I should hope would set you right in a very little time, for you have naturally a very good constitution. You and I have great reason to bless God for all we have...
الصفحة 17 - ... concern for my religion (which no good man can oppose), and with which I am instructed nothing can come in competition. ' Heaven knows with what partiality my dutiful opinion of your Majesty has hitherto represented those unhappy designs which inconsiderate and self-interested men have framed against your Majesty's true interest and the Protestant religion ; but as I can no longer join with such to give a pretence by conquest to bring them to effect, so I will alway with the hazard of my life...
الصفحة 103 - Blenheim, which the enemy had intrenched and fortified, and where they made the greatest opposition, we obliged twenty-six battalions and twelve squadrons of dragoons to surrender themselves prisoners at discretion. We took likewise all their tents standing, with their cannon and ammunition, as also a great number of standards...
الصفحة 282 - I see, that I have never, during this war, gone into the field with so heavy a heart as I do at this time.

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