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Without demanding a surrender, they furiously assaulted the garrison, which was happily prepared to oppose them; and, after they had expended much ammunition in vain, and killed the cattle round the fort, not being likely to make themselves masters of this place, they raised the siege, and departed in the morning of the third day after they came, with the loss of about thirty killed, and the number of wounded uncertain.
Some surprise had been expressed that a person of Colonel Joliffe's known Whig principles, though now too old to take an active part in the contest, should have remained in Boston during the siege, and especially that he should consent to show himself in the mansion of Sir William Howe.
The mothers of the young men who were killed at the siege of Louisburg would not have thought it so," said Laurence.
But we are to consider that this siege was one of the occasions on which the colonists tested their ability for war, and thus were prepared for the great contest of the Revolution.
There was nobody in New England that knew anything about sieges or any other regular fighting.
The Moors held the place twelve hundred years ago, and a staunch old castle of theirs of that date still frowns from the middle of the town, with moss-grown battlements and sides well scarred by shots fired in battles and sieges that are forgotten now.
And then began the siege of the Lancashire Queen, a siege memorable in the annals of both fishermen and fish patrol.
By the next day we saw that a steady siege was in order, and we perfected our plans with an eye to our own comfort.
To add to our irritation, friends of the Italians established a code of signals with them from the shore, so that we never dared relax the siege for a moment.
Their patience seemed equal to ours, and the second week of the siege dragged monotonously along.
The second week of the siege drew to its close, and there was no sign of change in the situation.
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