Thus the highest form of generalship
is to balk the enemy's plans; the next best is to prevent the junction of the enemy's forces; the next in order is to attack the enemy's army in the field; and the worst policy of all is to besiege walled cities.
The fourth is the Lacedaemonian; and this, in few words, is nothing more than an hereditary generalship
: and in these particulars they differ from each other.
Under the skillful generalship
of the Circles almost every Woman's charge was fatal and very many extracted their sting uninjured, ready for a second slaughter.
But the real decision as to our plans lay with Ignosi, who, since he had been recognised as rightful king, could exercise the almost unbounded rights of sovereignty, including, of course, the final decision on matters of generalship
, and it was to him that all eyes were now turned.
There had been no time to choose a new chief from among their own number, and, in fact, so remarkably successful had they been under the ape-man's generalship
that they had had no wish to delegate the supreme authority to another for fear that what they already had gained might be lost.
For three years the Sophomores had won in the "rush"; that the victory of this year perched upon the Freshmen's banner was attributed to the strategic generalship
of Gilbert Blythe, who marshalled the campaign and originated certain new tactics, which demoralized the Sophs and swept the Freshmen to triumph.
You see, everybody knows that if he had had a chance he would have shown the world some generalship
that would have made all generalship
before look like child's play and 'prentice work.
These were proud times for Mrs Nickleby; never was anybody half so discreet and sage as she, or half so mysterious withal; and never were there such cunning generalship
, and such unfathomable designs, as she brought to bear upon Mr Frank, with the view of ascertaining whether her suspicions were well founded: and if so, of tantalising him into taking her into his confidence and throwing himself upon her merciful consideration.
Under the circumstances of disadvantage, however, in which he and his guard were placed, he deemed it prudent to adopt a different style of generalship
, and therefore whispered his attendant to address them in the most peaceable and courteous terms.
The Wars of the Jews, likewise languishing under Mr Wegg's generalship
, Mr Boffin arrived in another cab with Plutarch: whose Lives he found in the sequel extremely entertaining, though he hoped Plutarch might not expect him to believe them all.
If it appeared that he had spoken truly, the captain could be turned out of the house without noising the matter abroad, and they could easily account to the Porkenhams for his disappearance, by saying that he had been appointed, through the Court influence of his family, to the governor- generalship
of Sierra Leone, of Saugur Point, or any other of those salubrious climates which enchant Europeans so much, that when they once get there, they can hardly ever prevail upon themselves to come back again.
It is a great triumph of skill to gain the former, but a still greater proof of generalship
to maintain possession of the latter, for man must battle for his fortress at every door and window.