Excerpt from Life and Campaigns of Arthur, Duke of Wellington K. G, Vol. 3: Marquess of Douro, Duke of Ciudad Rodrigo, a Grandee of the First Class in Spain, Duke of Vittoria, Count of Vimeira
IN sullenness and silence the spoiled child of victory brooded over his reverses in... the battle-field, and impatiently awaited the arrival of reinforcements, sufficient to win by physical force what mental powers had proved unequal to achieve. His great antagonist, so long confined within the redoubts of his embattled mountain, came forth, without rejoicing, to indulge in that liberty which his wisdom had won, and, advancing carr tiously, assumed, a second time, an attitude adapted either to attack or defence. Like two skilful gladiators in the days of old, they watched each motion with ready arm and quickened glance; fate, inevitable fate, hung upon the issue of a single blow; and, as if inhaling breath after the exhaustion Of pro tracted strife, both waited for the invigoration Of renovated strength. In this state of rest the opposing warriors continued.
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