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" ... Grouchy's corps. He replied, " certainly ; and I can now scarcely comprehend why it was a Prussian division and not that of Grouchy." I then took the liberty of asking, whether, if neither Grouchy nor the Prussians had arrived, it would not have been... "
The Edinburgh Magazine and Literary Miscellany - Page 148
1822
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The Brighton gleaner; or, General repository of literary ..., Volume 1

English essays - 1822
...the Prussians had arrived, it would not have been a drawn battle. Napoleon answered — ' The English army would have been destroyed. They were defeated...destiny decided that lord Wellington should gain it .1 could scarcely believe that he would have given me a battle ; because, if he had retreated to Antwerp,...
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The Literary melange; or, Weekly register of literature and the arts

1822
...Prussians had arrived, it would not have been a drawn battle. — Napoleon answered, ' The English army would have been destroyed. They were defeated...But accident, or more likely destiny, decided that Ld. W. should gain it. I could scarcely believe that he would have given me battle ; because if he...
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The Napoleon Anecdotes: Illustrating the Mental Energies of the ..., Volume 3

William Henry Ireland - 1823
...nor the Prussians had arrived, it would have been a drawn battle. Napoleon answered, " the English army would have been destroyed. They were defeated...could scarcely believe that he would have given me baltle; because, if he had retreated to Antwerp, as he ought to have done, I must have been overwhelmed...
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The New Annual Register, Or General Repository of History, Politics, and ...

English poetry - 1823
...the Prussians had arrived, it would not have been a drawn battle. Napoleon answered, " the English army would have been destroyed. They were defeated...Wellington should gain it. I could scarcely believe he would bave given me battle ; because, if he had retreated to Antwerp, as he ought to have done,...
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Memoirs of the Public and Private Life of Napoleon Bonaparte: With ..., Volume 2

Charles Angélique François Huchet comte de La Bédoyère - 1827
...the Prussians had arrived, it would not have been a drawn battle 1 Napoleon answered, " The English army would have been destroyed : they were defeated...midday ; but accident, or more likely destiny, decided tba t Lord Wellington should gain it. I could scarcely believe that he would have given me battle ;...
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The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte, Volume 4

William Henry Ireland - 1828
...Grouchy nor the Prussians had arrived, it would have been a drawn battle. Napoleon answered " The English army would have been destroyed. They were defeated...had retreated to Antwerp, as he ought to have done, 1 must have been overwhelmed by the armies of three or four hundred thousand men that were marching...
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Tales of the wars; or, Naval and military chronicle

1836
...nor the Prussians had arrived, it would have been a drawn battle. Napoleon answered, " The English army would have been destroyed. They were defeated...hundred thousand men that were coming against me. By riving me battle, there was a chance for me. It was the greatest folly to disunite the English and...
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Tales of the Wars; Or, Naval and Military Chronicle: To which is ..., Volume 1

Great Britain - 1836
...nor the Prussians had arrived, it would have been a drawn battle. Napoleon answered, " The English army would have been destroyed. They were defeated...had retreated to Antwerp, as he ought to have done, 1 must have been overwhelmed by the armies of three or four hundred thousand men that were coming against...
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Napoleon in Exile: Or, A Voice from St. Helena. The Opinions and ..., Volume 1

Barry Edward O'Meara - 1853
...nor the Prussians had arrived, it would not have been a drawn battle. Napoleon answered, "the English army would have been destroyed. They were defeated...overwhelmed by the armies of three or four hundred thousand men.that were coming against me. By giving me battle there was a chance for me. It was the greatest...
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A voice from the tomb. A dialogue between Nelson and Wellington, overheard ...

1853
...Nel. A drawn battle, that was a queer question to ask him. Wei. Extremely so. He replied, the English army would have been destroyed, they were defeated...destiny decided that Lord Wellington should gain it. Nel, Ha! ha ! messmate, then according to his notion, it was by an accident that you beat him at Waterloo....
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