Reviewing his impressions of the recent battle, picturing pleasantly to himself the impression his news of a victory would create, or recalling the send-off given him by the commander in chief and his fellow officers, Prince Andrew was galloping along in a post chaise enjoying the feelings of a man who has at length begun to attain a long-desired happiness.
"I am very glad you have brought good news, though Schmidt's death is a heavy price to pay for the victory. His Majesty will no doubt wish to see you, but not today.
"Buckingham has been wanting a sacrifice ever since he killed Wettin, that he might slay my mother and take Victory."
It was Victory, and in her arms she clutched my rifle and revolver.
But let not a man trust his victory
over his nature, too far; for nature will lay buried a great time, and yet revive, upon the occasion or temptation.
Had Edward not gone so far afield in pursuit of the Londoners, the victory might easily have been on the side of the royalists early in the day, but by thus eliminating his division after defeating a part of De Montfort's army, it was as though neither of these two forces had been engaged.
This sight, together with the routing of the enemy's left wing by Prince Edward, so cheered and inspired the royalists that the two remaining divisions took up the attack with refreshed spirits so that what a moment before had hung in the balance now seemed an assured victory for King Henry.
Such men, for the reasons given, can open the way into the state and render the victory
easy; but if you wish to hold it afterwards, you meet with infinite difficulties, both from those who have assisted you and from those you have crushed.
These military devices, leading to victory
, must not be divulged beforehand.
His dying breath was mingled with his army's shout of victory
, according to modern custom, was like to be decided by numbers, when, on a sudden, a fourth pair of fists appeared in the battle, and immediately paid their compliments to the parson; and the owner of them at the same time crying out, "Are not you ashamed, and be d--n'd to you, to fall two of you upon one?"
He asked for supper, and began telling her about the races; but in his tone, in his eyes, which became more and more cold, she saw that he did not forgive her for her victory
, that the feeling of obstinacy with which she had been struggling had asserted itself again in him.