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Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 58, No. 362, December 1845

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Author: Various Authors
Published: 1845
Language: English
Wordcount: 98,171 / 295 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 41.5
LoC Category: PR
Downloads: 468
Added to site: 2010.10.10
mnybks.net#: 29235
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: Periodical
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ed to for that purpose, which would be equally effectual, and less likely to awaken suspicion. At four in the morning, the heads of the columns, wholly unperceived, were in front of the French works, and, covered by a thick fog, traversed the morass, passed the Gheet despite its steep banks, carried the castle of Wange, and, rushing forward with a swift pace, crossed the ditch on the trusses of hay, and, in three weighty columns, scaled the rampart, and broke into the enemy's works. Hitherto entire success had attended this admirably planned attack; but the alarm was now given; a fresh corps of fifteen thousand men, under M. D'Allegré, hastily assembled, and a heavy fire was opened upon the Allies, now distinctly visible in the morning light, from a commanding battery. Upon this, Marlborough put himself at the head of Lumley's English horse, and, charging vigorously, succeeded, though not till he had sustained one repulse, in breaking through the line thus hastily formed. In this charge the Duke narrow

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