A zeal for the defence of their country led these heroes to the scene of action, though with a few men to attack
a powerful army of experienced warriors.
45, --he speaks of the mysterious and mortal attack
of the animal.
This being his mode of attack
, it was never safe to stop a single minute.
She had a great idea that people who had extensive grounds themselves cared very little for the extensive grounds of any body else; but it was not worth while to attack
an error so doubledyed, and therefore only said in reply,
Elinor had often wished for an opportunity of attempting to weaken her mother's dependence on the attachment of Edward and herself, that the shock might be less when the whole truth were revealed, and now on this attack
, though almost hopeless of success, she forced herself to begin her design by saying, as calmly as she could, "I like Edward Ferrars very much, and shall always be glad to see him; but as to the rest of the family, it is a matter of perfect indifference to me, whether I am ever known to them or not.
The news so shocked his mother that it brought on an apoplectic attack
She thought that some of them had been laying violent hands on me; and, not daring to attack
her master, she turned her vocal artillery against the younger scoundrel.
Frank's departure left the family by themselves, and was the signal accordingly for an attack
Mahomet began the attack
with only ten horsemen, against whom as many Portuguese were detached, who fired with so much exactness, that nine of the Moors fell, and the tenth with great difficulty made his escape.
Sir," I cried, "are you going to attack
And to make this quite clear I say that I consider those who are able to support themselves by their own resources who can, either by abundance of men or money, raise a sufficient army to join battle against any one who comes to attack
them; and I consider those always to have need of others who cannot show themselves against the enemy in the field, but are forced to defend themselves by sheltering behind walls.
Thus the highest form of generalship is to balk the enemy's plans; the next best is to prevent the junction of the enemy's forces; the next in order is to attack
the enemy's army in the field; and the worst policy of all is to besiege walled cities.