Thiers alone dedicates a few eloquent lines to their memory: "These wretches had occupied the sacred citadel
, having supplied themselves with guns from the arsenal, and fired" (the wretches) "at the French.
We sauntered carelessly and unthinkingly to the edge of the lofty battlements of the citadel
, and looked down--a vision
By both heredity and environment something of the man's inflexible character had touched the other members of the family; the Lassiter home, though not devoid of domestic affection, was a veritable citadel
of duty, and duty--ah, duty is as cruel as death!
As I was the nearest, and by consequence the most exposed, an order was immediately issued out for apprehending me, it being thought a good expedient to seize me, and force me to build a citadel
, into which they might retreat if they should happen to meet with a defeat.
Here, at least, was a citadel
impregnable by right-hand defections or left-hand extremes.
Lemuel Struthers, the widow of Struthers's Shoe-polish, who had returned the previous year from a long initiatory sojourn in Europe to lay siege to the tight little citadel
of New York.