Schulz, who had twenty pieces of cannon, opened fire on Ramillies, but met with so warm a reception that he had great difficulty in maintaining his ground; but Marlborough supported him with column after column, and the fight there was raging terribly.
The English Royalists under Langdale, about four thousand brave Cavaliers, had surprised Berwick and Carlisle, and awaited with impatience Hamilton’s arrival. But after the treaty had been made the Colombia Government thought it had the matter in its own hands; and the further thought, equally wicked and foolish, came into the heads of the people in control at Bogota that they would seize the French Company at the end of another year and take for themselves the forty million dollars which the United States had agreed to pay the Panama Canal Company. Rauch ist alles irdsche Wesen; / Wie des Dampfes Säule weht, / Schwinden alle Erdengrössen, / Nur die Götter bleiben stät—A vapour is all earthly existence; as a column of vapour it drifts along: vanish all earth’s great ones; only the gods remain stable. Original page numbers look like this: |735|. It had been raining for four days.
The good inns, the soft beds, the fine views, attracted his notice at every point, and in his observations on men and things he confines himself chiefly to the practical side. At what time did we ever profit by obstinately persevering in war? We accepted at Ryswick the terms we refused five years before, and the same peace which was concluded at Utrecht might have been obtained at Gertruydenberg; and as to security from the future machinations or ambition of the French, I ask you what security you ever had or could have? Did the different treaties made with Louis XIV. Let the half-god play his part well and manfully, and then be content to draw aside when the god appears. I guadagni mediocri empiono la borsa—Moderate profits fill the purse. La philosophie qui nous promet de nous rendre heureux, trompe—Philosophy, so far as she promises us happiness, deceives us.
And, although this receipt may peradventure proceed from a nice and cold humour, it is notwithstanding a very great sign of our deficiencies that use and acquaintance should make us disgust one another. In the reign of the emperor Caracalla, an innumerable swarm of Suevi appeared on the banks of the Mein, and in the neighborhood of the Roman provinces, in quest either of food, of plunder, or of glory. The true silks are distinguished from the wild silks by the action of concentrated hydrochloric acid in the cold, which reagent dissolves the former, but has only a slight effect on Tussore silk. With Illustrations by Walter J. Out of England there went one Iohn de Beaufort bastard son to the duke of Lancaster (as Froissard hath noted) also sir Iohn Russell, sir Iohn Butler and others.
Verses of four syllables, of five, octosyllabics, hendecasyllabics, are among the singer’s experiments. I wouldn’t mind helping to defend this country against a foreign foe, if it were necessary, he said, or even assisting to suppress a domestic rebellion against the lawfully organized government.228 But when it comes to doing strike duty I protest. We all went to see them off, and it was a very heart-breaking scene. Before supper, Prince Andrew, coming back to his father’s study, found him disputing hotly with his visitor. But this did not abate his rage, for, throwing Amoret on the ground, he set upon the squire so fiercely with his club, that the man had much ado to save himself from being beaten down.