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  • Cope previously rode through the ranks, and apprised the troops with the manner of their fighting, and assured them how feeble the effect of such weapons would be upon men armed with musket and bayonet, which is exactly the truth, not a man would have retired; yet, _trim-tram_, they all ran, and the General, it is said, gave the earliest notice of his own defeat!

    A Year's Journey through France and Part of Spain, 1777 Volume 1 (of 2)


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