Mrs General's communication of this idea to her clerical and commissariat connection was so warmly applauded that, but for the lady's undoubted merit, it might have appeared as though they wanted to get rid of her.
(described to him by persons on whom he could rely), though he had never had the honour and moral gratification of setting eyes on Mrs General in all his life.
"And I, gentlemen, declare to you that I will not reply until I am in the presence of the general."
"Monsieur, the general left you last night on the borders of the monastery."
"I gave him a digest of its contents," the General replied.
"As a matter of fact," General Brice continued, glancing at the clock on his desk, "Granet is in my anteroom at the present moment, I expect.
"`"Then we run another risk," said the general
, laughing, "that of being upset." We insert this joke to prove that the general
was not in the least compelled to attend the meeting, but that he came willingly.
There has been a late excellent and deservedly esteemed philosopher who, no doubt, has given it very much countenance, by seeming to think the having abstract general
ideas is what puts the widest difference in point of understanding betwixt man and beast.
"But that is my conviction, and judging by the last letter with which His Highness the Archduke Ferdinand has honored me, I imagine that the Austrian troops, under the direction of so skillful a leader as General
Mack, have by now already gained a decisive victory and no longer need our aid," said Kutuzov.
"You don't know what you're talking about," continued the General
, seating himself upon a large cut diamond.
With the walls of the kitchen ended all the antiquity of the abbey; the fourth side of the quadrangle having, on account of its decaying state, been removed by the general
's father, and the present erected in its place.
Blanche, Maria Philipovna, and Polina Alexandrovna in one of them, and the Frenchman, the Englishman, and the General
in attendance on horseback!
"I have not much time for making acquaintances, as a rule," said the general
, "but as, of course, you have your object in coming, I--"
Jinjur immediately mounted the stump of a tree and addressed her army.
One of the three, commanded by General
Prideaux, was to embark on Lake Ontario and proceed to Montreal.