Against the wrinkly mirror stood pictures of General Kitchener, William Muldoon, the Duchess of Marlborough
, and Benvenuto Cellini.
"I understand you," he replied, with an expressive smile, and a voice perfectly calm; "yes, I am very drunk.-- A pint of porter with my cold beef at Marlborough
was enough to over-set me."
This was an article not to be entered on by himself; but a very intimate friend of his, a Colonel Wallis, a highly respectable man, perfectly the gentleman, (and not an ill-looking man, Sir Walter added), who was living in very good style in Marlborough
Buildings, and had, at his own particular request, been admitted to their acquaintance through Mr Elliot, had mentioned one or two things relative to the marriage, which made a material difference in the discredit of it.
There is the Old Marlborough
Road, which does not go to Marlborough
now, me- thinks, unless that is Marlborough
where it carries me.
On board of this fleet was the English General Hill, with seven regiments of soldiers, who had been fighting under the Duke of Marlborough
Genera1 Dolinski is dining at Marlborough
House, and De Broullae is in Paris.
'One winter's evening, about five o'clock, just as it began to grow dusk, a man in a gig might have been seen urging his tired horse along the road which leads across Marlborough
Downs, in the direction of Bristol.
A few steps behind came an officer in a scarlet and embroidered uniform, cut in a fashion old enough to have been worn by the Duke of Marlborough
. His nose had a rubicund tinge, which, together with the twinkle of his eye, might have marked him as a lover of the wine cup and good fellowship; notwithstanding which tokens he appeared ill at ease, and often glanced around him as if apprehensive of some secret mischief.
is going to the wars; God knows when he'll return."
He had entered very young into the army, and had served in the capacity of an ensign at the battle of Tannieres; here he had received two wounds, and had so well distinguished himself, that he was by the Duke of Marlborough
advanced to be a lieutenant, immediately after that battle.
You might sing 'Marlborough
s'en va-t-en guerre,' for that's quite a child's song and is sung as a lullaby in all the aristocratic houses.
These were the days of the War of the Spanish Succession and of the brilliant victories of Marlborough
of which you have read in the history of the time of Anne.