The Works of Lord Macauly Complete; Ed. by His Sister Lady [Hannah] Trevelyan. in 8 Vol Volume 3

The Works of Lord Macauly Complete; Ed. by His Sister Lady [Hannah] Trevelyan. in 8 Vol Volume 3

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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. 1866 edition. Excerpt: ...powder, and fixed with its mouth in the ground; and the whole mass was blown up. The solitary prisoner, a lieutenant, was treated with great civility by Sarsfield. "If I had failed in this attempt," said the gallant Irishman, " I should have been off to France." Intelligence had been carried to William's headquarters that Sarsfield had stolen out of Limerick and was ranging the country. The King guessed the design of his brave enemy, and sent five hundred horse to protect the guns. Unhappily there was some delay, which the English, always disposed to believe the worst of the Dutch courtiers, attributed to the negligence or perverseness of Portland. At one in the morning the detachment set out, but had scarcely left the camp when a blaze like lightning and a crash like thunder announced to the wide plain of the Shannon that all was over.f Sarsfield had long been the favourite of his countrymen; and this most seasonable exploit, judiciouslyplanned and vigorously executed, raised him still higher in their estimation. Their spirits rose; and the besiegers began to lose heart. William did his best to repair his loss. Two of the guns which had been blown up were found to be still serviceable. Two more were sent for from Waterford. Batteries were con Story; James, ii. 416.; Burnet, ii. 58.; Dumont MS. t Story; Dumont MS. structed of small field pieces, which, though they might have CHAP, been useless against one of the fortresses of Hainault or xyj Brabant, made some impression on the feeble defences of Limerick. Several outworks were carried by storm; and a breach in the rampart of the city began to appear. During these operations, the English army was astonished Tg and amused by an incident, which produced indeed no very O' more

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