Memoirs of Prince Eugene, of Savoy
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1811 edition. Excerpt: ...perhaps, if I had taken the trouble to hold the paper before the fire, I threw it away; it was picked up; and it is said, that a dog, round whose neck they tied it, died twenty-four hours afterwards of poison. What makes me think that this is not true, is, that at Versailles they are too generous, and at Vienna too devout for such an action. On the ninth day the besieged made a vigorous sortie. The Duke of Brunswick, who repulsed them, received a musquet shot in his head. On the eleventh, a still more vigorous sortie by the Chevalier de Luxembourg!, who drove my troops from their trenches, and made us fall back as far as St. Catharine's. One of my best officers of the staff had his head carried off by a cannon ball at my side. The enemy lost many men before they returned into the citadel, i had every thing repaired. Suddenly, I was obliged to abandon the siege, the direction of which I left to Prince Alexander of Wurtemberg. The Elector of Bavaria carried on that of Brussels. Marlborough and myself made him raise it, after a smart fight, and some good manoeuvres well arranged, of which he had all the honour, for I could not pass the Scheldt where I wished. The Elector of Bavaria was a little ashamed. The French Princes would have been so likewise, ifrthe joy of returning to Versailles had not prevented them. I returned to the siege, but what a change! The Marshal had availed himself of my absence, to drive away the besiegers from the first covered way that I had left them. After retaking it, as well as the other posts which had been relinquished, I wrote to the brave Boufflers--"The French army has retired, sir, towards " Tournay; the Elector of Bavaria towards " Namur; the Princes towards their re" spective courts. Preserve...
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