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" You know it was said he carried the sword in one hand, and the olive branch in the other; and it seems he chose to give them a taste of the sword first. "
The Works of Benjamin Franklin: Containing Several Political and Historical ... - Seite 151
von Benjamin Franklin, Jared Sparks - 1840
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The Life of Benjamin Franklin

Jeremiah Chaplin - 1876 - 398 Seiten
...days. Writing to Dr. Priestley, about a fortnight after his arrival, he says : " You will have beard before this reaches you, of a march stolen by the...fortifications at Boston, and hopes to secure his troops till succor arrives. The place indeed is naturally so defensible, that I flunk them in no danger. All America...
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Collections of the New York Historical Society: The John Watts De Peyster ...

New-York Historical Society - 1882
...America. The sending the 2 Howes out as Commanders-inChief and Commissioners for restoring Peace, with the Sword in one Hand and the Olive Branch in the other ; and they two at the same time avowedly in the opposition, and Friends to the Americans. The sending three...
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The Montresor Journals

Gideon Delaplaine Scull - 1882 - 578 Seiten
...America. The sending the 2 Howes out as Commanders-inChief and Commissioners for restoring Peace, with the Sword in one Hand and the Olive Branch in the other ; and they two at the same time avowedly in the opposition, and Friends to the Americans. The sending three...
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Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte, ed. by R.W. Phipps, Band 3

Louis Antoine Fauvelet de Bourrienne - 1885
...was a realisation of Mettemich's idea of copying Napoleon's own former procedure. "Let us hold always the sword in one hand, and the olive branch in the other ; always ready to negotiate, but only negotiating whilst advancing. Here is Napoleon's system : may...
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Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte, Band 3

Louis Antoine Fauvelet de Bourrienne - 1889
...a 1 Mettemich (tome ii. p. 346, compare French edition, tome ii. p. 287) saya, **Let OB bold always the sword in one hand and the olive branch in the other : always ready to negotiate, but only negotiating while advancing. Here is Napoleon's system.11 1805....
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The Chicago Massacre of 1812: With Illustrations and Historical Documents

Joseph Kirkland - 1893 - 224 Seiten
...shame. They had many friends and only one formidable enemy — themselves. The Americans met them with the sword in one hand and the olive branch in the other. They declined the branch and defied the sword. The English offered them gifts in both hands, and they...
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Life and Letters of Thomas Kilby Smith, Brevet Major-General, United States ...

Walter George Smith - 1898 - 487 Seiten
...softened, the fury of war abated. To use his own exquisite, high-flown diction, it was " to march with the sword in one hand and the olive branch in the other. ' ' Sectional animosity gave place to human kindness. And when such dispositions prevail, there is...
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A Reader's History of American Literature

Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Henry Walcott Boynton - 1903 - 327 Seiten
...to propose Lord North's pacific plan, but, before the time of their meeting, he began cutting their throats. You know it was said he carried the sword...in the other ; and it seems he chose to give them a touch of the sword first. . . . All America is exasperated by his conduct, and more firmly united than...
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A Reader's History of American Literature

Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Henry Walcott Boynton - 1903 - 327 Seiten
...to propose Lord North's pacific plan, but, before the time of their meeting, he began cutting their throats. You know it was said he carried the sword...in the other ; and it seems he chose to give them a touch of the sword first. . . . All America is exasperated by his conduct, and more firmly united than...
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A Political History of Slavery: Being an Account of the Slavery ..., Band 2

William Henry Smith - 1903
...questions of slavery, of finance, of tariff, until the Union is restored. We must go into the South with the sword in one hand and the olive branch in the other. We have had blood enough; we must have peace.1 In the Empire State the Democratic managers were cautious...
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