The deputation sent to him consisted of the Earls of Northumberland, Pembroke, Salisbury, and Holland, Viscounts Wenman and Dungarvan, John Holland and William Litton, knights, and William Pierpoint, Bulstrode Whitelock, Edmund Waller, and Richard Winwood, esquires.
Smith, a Virginian and an officer of the regular army, who told me that in a conversation with General Ewell, one of the prisoners and a relative of his, Ewell had said that when we had got across the James River he knew their cause was lost, and it was the duty of their authorities to make the best terms they could while they still had a right to claim concessions. “By rights I am a militia officer, but my men are not here. At that time it was not prudent to travel beyond that point by night, so I remained in Nashville until the next morning. Man kann nicht wider sein Geshick—There is no striving against one’s fate. Ne tentes, aut perfice—Either attempt not, or go through with it.
vii, 102, 103, 209. Danby was not ignorant of the storm brewing, and it was thought best not to wait for its bursting; but the king sent and seized Montagu’s papers, on pretence that he had been intriguing with the Pope’s nuncio in Paris; and Erneley, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, announced this fact to the House. (Vienna, 1887); and W. “No, it cannot be! How happy I am! But it can’t be…. The peace of the continent, and the defence of the principal rivers which bounded the empire, were objects of far greater difficulty and importance.
The first of the army to cross the Nebel and advance against Blenheim was a body of English and Hessians under Major-General Wilkes and Lord Cutts. The recall of Lysander must have been the termination, not of this command, but of a subsequent command. The ridicule of the Cavaliers even infected the adherents of the Commonwealth, and there was great scepticism as to the result of such a change. XV. Among the ravishers they say there were some men of low condition who had seized a remarkably tall and beautiful maiden. The question, however, of the best mode of maintaining peace, whether by conceding the French claims on Spain, or arming to resist them, was warmly debated by the different factions.
And strange to say Nicholas felt that he could not help taking up a card, putting a small stake on it, and beginning to play. When Darius took Babylon he impaled three thousand prisoners (Herod, iii. He also observes, here as elsewhere, that the number of parasangs specified by Xenophon is essentially delusive as a measure of distance (Zug der Zehn Tausend, p. IV. As soon as the people had passed their decree, Fabius was appointed dictator, and appointed Marcus Minucius his master of the horse.