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When Prince Andrew left the palace he felt that all the interest and happiness the victory had afforded him had been now left in the indifferent hands of the Minister of War and the polite adjutant.
That the mass seemed moving ever away from Lewes indicated that the King's arms were winning toward victory, and so it might have been had not a new element been infused into the battle; for now upon the brow of the hill to the north of them appeared a great horde of armored knights, and as they came into position where they could view the battle the leader raised his sword on high, and, as one man, the thousand broke into a mad charge.
"Verily do I believe we owe our victory to you alone; so do not mar the record of a noble deed by wanton acts of atrocity."
After which victory, Darius being killed, the state remained secure to Alexander, for the above reasons.
Thus do many calculations lead to victory, and few calculations to defeat: how much more no calculation at all!
Laurence made no reply; for his heart burned within him, as the picture of Wolfe, dying on the blood-stained field of victory, arose to his imagination; and yet he had a deep inward consciousness that, after all, there was a truer glory than could thus be won.
"There were other battles in Canada after Wolfe's victory," resumed Grandfather; "but we may consider the old French War as having terminated with this great event.
This reinforcement, however, soon put an end to the action, and Jones with his ally obtained the victory.
He said Bello's victory at the primary held in Lokoja, the state capital on Thursday would make it easy for the APC to win the election
'Today we celebrate the day of the victory of civilization over barbarism and darkness.
Under terms of the purchase agreement, Victory Capital will acquire USAA Asset Management Company for USD 850m plus the opportunity for additional contingent payments based on future business performance.
Dubai's Victory Team capped a successful trans-Atlantic debut.