It is obvious that there would have been even less reason to expect a disturbance among the people if after the battle of Borodino, when the surrender of Moscow became certain or at least probable, Rostopchin instead of exciting the people by distributing arms and broadsheets had taken steps to remove all the holy relics, the gunpowder, munitions
, and money, and had told the population plainly that the town would be abandoned.
At length the Goletta fell, and the fort fell, before which places there were seventy-five thousand regular Turkish soldiers, and more than four hundred thousand Moors and Arabs from all parts of Africa, and in the train of all this great host such munitions
and engines of war, and so many pioneers that with their hands they might have covered the Goletta and the fort with handfuls of earth.
There seemed to be a great ruck of men and munitions
spread about in the forest and in the fields.
They know exactly what munitions
are reaching our shores from abroad, they know how we are paying for them, they know exactly our financial condition, they know all about our new guns, they know just how many men we could send over to France to-morrow and how many we could get through in three months' time.
Those who hold this belief say that herein lies the explanation that Dilsberg, besieged by Tilly and many a soldier before him, was never taken: after the longest and closest sieges the besiegers were astonished to perceive that the besieged were as fat and hearty as ever, and were well furnished with munitions
of war--therefore it must be that the Dilsbergers had been bringing these things in through the subterranean passage all the time.
Fouquet wishes to fortify Belle-Isle; but, at all events, here are some spiritual munitions
for the castle." Then, enchanted with his rich discovery he ran upstairs again, and resumed his place at the table.
The company was to fit them out, and keep them supplied with the requisite equipments and munitions
, and they were to yield one half of the produce of their hunting and trapping.
The sea, loaded with phosphoric light, opened beneath the hulls of the barks that transported the baggage and munitions
; every dip of the prow plowed up this gulf of white flames; from every oar dropped liquid diamonds.
There were large bodies of cavalry and infantry, endless streams of artillery wagons and guns, and countless horse-drawn covered vehicles laden with camp equipage, munitions
, and provisions.
Many of our houses, both public and private, with their almost innumerable apartments, their huge halls and their cellars for the storage of wines and other munitions
of peace, appear to be extravagantly large for their inhabitants.
So now Faustina was armed with munitions
of self-defence; and I knew enough of her character to entertain no doubt as to their spirited use upon occasion.
The different weapons--furniture, cookery, provisions, in short, all the various munitions
of war, together with a body of reserve forces--were ready along the whole line.