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With his forces intact he will dispute the mastery of the Empire, and thus, without losing a man, his triumph will be complete.
It is the rule in war, if our forces are ten to the enemy's one, to surround him; if five to one, to attack him; if twice as numerous, to divide our army into two.
So there will be no loss whatever of gas, and all the expansive force of the powder will be employed in the propulsion."
To and fro swayed the mass of struggling warriors, men falling fast as leaves in an autumn wind; but before long the superior weight of the attacking force began to tell, and our first line of defence was slowly pressed back till it merged into the second.
Inch by inch, fighting with splendid gallantry, the attacking force was pressed back down the hillside, till at last it retreated upon its reserves in something like confusion.
The guard had closed around them in vain effort to disarm them, when "A rescuer" shouted Will Stutely's clear voice on one side of them, and "A rescue!" bellowed Little John's on the other; and down through the terror-stricken crowd rushed fourscore men in Lincoln green, their force seeming twice that number in the confusion.
The soldiers rallied a force of twice their number and tried resolutely to pierce their center.
The steady operations of war against a regular and disciplined army can only be successfully conducted by a force of the same kind.
"I do not say that," answered Sancho, "but that these are people condemned for their crimes to serve by force in the king's galleys."
More chains were drawn across such of the thoroughfares as were of a nature to favour the approach of a great crowd, and at each of these points a considerable force was stationed.
For these reasons Louis the Twelfth, King of France, quickly occupied Milan, and as quickly lost it; and to turn him out the first time it only needed Lodovico's own forces; because those who had opened the gates to him, finding themselves deceived in their hopes of future benefit, would not endure the ill-treatment of the new prince.
He withdrew his force behind the shrubbery of the garden.
"Yes, but the spiritualists say we don't know at present what this force is, but there is a force, and these are the conditions in which it acts.
Having been unsuccessful in his attempt by open force, he made use of the arts of negotiation, but with an event not more to his satisfaction.
But by the time this letter, which proved that the real relation of the forces had already made itself felt in Petersburg, was dispatched, Kutuzov had found himself unable any longer to restrain the army he commanded from attacking and a battle had taken place.