A New Guide to Blenheim: The Seat of the Duke of Marlborough

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W. Eccles, 1861 - 87 pages
 

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Page 9 - Vanbrugh , and is a good example of his heavy though imposing style (*Lie heavy on him, Earth, for he Laid many a heavy load on thee"), with a Corinthian portico in the centre and two projecting wings.
Page 62 - Lisle was animated by Assurances of Relief. The French assembled all their Force. They marched towards the Town. The Duke of MARLBOROUGH offered them Battle, without suspending the Siege. They abandoned the Enterprize.
Page 60 - Duke forced these intrenchments, with inconsiderable loss, on the seventh day of July, 1705. He defeated a great part of the army, which defended them. The rest escaped by a precipitate retreat. If advantages proportionable to this...
Page 8 - August, in every year, for ever the inheritors of his grace's honours and titles, should render at Windsor to her majesty, her heirs and successors, one standard, or colours, with three fleur-de-lis painted thereon, as an acquittance for all manner of rents, suits and services due to the crown.
Page 58 - Reconciled various, and even opposite, Interests; Acquired an Influence Which no Rank, no Authority can give, Nor any force, but that of superior Virtue: Became the fixed important Centre, Which united in one common Cause The principal States of Europe; Who by Military Knowledge, and irresistible Valour, In a long Series of uninterrupted Triumphs, Broke the Power of France, When raised the highest, when exerted the most; Rescued the Empire from Desolation; Asserted and confirmed the Liberties of...
Page 62 - They neglected nothing to repair their Loss, to defend their frontier. New Generals, new Armies appeared in the Netherlands. All contributed to enhance the Glory, none were able to retard the Progress of the Confederate Armies.
Page 61 - Victories gave the Confederates an Opportunity of carrying the War on every side into the Dominions of France. But she continued to enjoy a kind of peaceful Neutrality in GERMANY.
Page 33 - TO THE MEMORY OF QUEEN ANNE ! UNDER WHOSE AUSPICES JOHN DUKE OF MARLBOROUGH CONQUERED, AND TO WHOSE MUNIFICENCE HE AND HIS POSTERITY WITH GRATITUDE OWE THE POSSESSION OF BLENHEIM.
Page 65 - MaDuke of Monmouth at Sedgemore, on July 6th following, being next in command to Lewis Duras, Earl of Feversham, and the same year was appointed Colonel of the Third Troop of LifeGuards. When the Prince of Orange landed in...
Page 63 - All was employed, nothing availed against the Resolution of such a General, against the Fury of such Troops. The Battle was bloody. The Event decisive. The Woods were pierced. The Fortifications trampled down. The Enemy fled. The Town was taken. Doway, Bethune, Aire, St. Venant, Bouchain underwent the same Fate in two succeeding Years. Their vigorous Resistance could not save them. The Army of France durst not attempt to relieve them. It seemed preserved to defend the Capital of the Monarchy. The...

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