Casa nero dvale…

460V2 While the war hastened the inevitable downfall of the French monarchy, it produced still more notable effects. France under Colbert had embarked on a grand course of maritime and colonial enterprise, and followed it with an activity and vigor that promised to make her a great and formidable ocean power. It was she who led the way in the East, first trained the natives to fight her battles, and began that system of mixed diplomacy and war which, imitated by her rival, enabled a handful of Europeans to master all India. In North America her vast possessions dwarfed those of every other nation. She had built up a powerful navy and created an extensive foreign trade. All this was now changed. In India she was reduced to helpless inferiority, with total ruin in the future; and of all her boundless territories in North America nothing was left but the two island rocks on the coast of Newfoundland that the victors had given her for drying her codfish. Of her navy scarcely forty ships remained; all the rest were captured or destroyed. She was still great on the continent of Europe, but as a world power her grand opportunities were gone.Casa nero… min kre blog… tager en pause, hvor lang tid ved jeg ikke. Den bliver desvrre forsmt, men samtidig nsker jeg ikke at stoppe med mine tanker og oplevelser. Den er og bliver mit dejlige frirum. Jeg nsker dig en rigtig gldelig jul og et godt og lykkebringende nytr. Jeg er helt sikkert 2020…Continue reading Casa nero dvale…

Grskar sson og guilty pleasures…

V1 the boatmen and the draymen at the carrying-places, that the greater part deserted. Along with these disheartening tidings, Shirley learned the death of his eldest son, killed at the side of Braddock. He had with him a second son, Captain John Shirley, a vivacious young man, whom his father and his father's friends in their familiar correspondence always called "Jack." John Shirley's letters give a lively view of the situation.Hvis du er en af dem der lser min blog, har du mske undret dig over at jeg skrev i december at jeg ville vende strkt tilbage i 2019, nr jeg frst skriver nu, men sdan blev det desvrre. Livet er nu engang svrt at forudsige, s jeg m bare sige, bedre sent end aldrig,…Continue reading Grskar sson og guilty pleasures…

Casa nero i 2018…

Some days later, he wrote to the Earl of Holdernesse: "The Marquis of Montcalm has a numerous body of armed men (I cannot call it an army), and the strongest country perhaps in the world. Our fleet blocks up the river above and below the town, but can give no manner of aid in an attack upon the Canadian army. We are now here [off Cap-Rouge] with about thirty-six hundred men, waiting to attack them when and wherever they 272S er julen kommet, og hvor har jeg gldet mig til denne tid p ret. Casa nero har vret i dvale siden april. Sidst jeg skrev var op til vores bryllup i Italien. Det var en fantastisk smuk dag, alle forberedelser faldt p plads, vejret var med os, og alle vores gster var med til…Continue reading Casa nero i 2018…

Dagen nrmer sig…

409The place was full of troops and Canadians in a wild panic. "It is impossible," says Johnstone, "to imagine the disorder and confusion I found in the hornwork. Consternation was general. M. de Vaudreuil listened to everybody, and was always of the opinion of him who spoke last. On the appearance of the English troops on the plain by the bakehouse, Montguet and La Motte, two old captains in the regiment of Béarn, cried out with vehemence to M. de Vaudreuil 'that the hornwork would be taken in an instant by assault, sword in hand; that we all should be cut to pieces without quarter; and that nothing would save us but an immediate and general capitulation of Canada, giving it up to the English.'" [787] Yet the river was wide and deep, and the hornwork was protected on the water side by strong palisades, with cannon. Nevertheless there rose a general cry to cut the bridge of boats. By doing so more than half the army, who had not yet crossed, would have been sacrificed. The 303Ja lige prcis om 6 dage rejser Jens og jeg til Italien, vores lille eventyrlige Tenuta Duca Marigliano i Paestum, for det er  lige om lidt det sker…at vi skal giftes !! Dage og mneder er fljet afsted, og der har bestemt vret udfordringer. Isr i starten af ret…dokumenter der skulle p plads, oversttes og…Continue reading Dagen nrmer sig…

Hello 2018…

[209] Shirley the younger to Morris, 23 May, 1755, in Colonial Records of Pa., VI. 404.[265] Ibid., 242.Frste morgen i r 2018. Jeg nyder en chai og forhbentlig snart varmen fra brndeovnen, den har nogengange med at drille mig. Men stdig er jeg, og jeg skal nok f gang i den inden Jens str op… Det er nu en helt speciel flelse at vgne op efter endnu en nytrsaften. Aften forlb stille…Continue reading Hello 2018…

Gldelig jul…med lkkerier

[432] Vaudreuil au Ministre, 20 Ao?t, 1756. He elsewhere makes the number somewhat greater. That the garrison, exclusive of civilians, did not exceed at the utmost fourteen hundred, is shown by Shirley to Loudon, 5 Sept. 1756. Loudon had charged Shirley with leaving Oswego weakly garrisoned; and Shirley replies by alleging that the troops there were in the number as above. It was of course his interest to make them appear as numerous as possible. In the printed Conduct of Major-General Shirley briefly stated, they are put at only ten hundred and fifty.Desperate Situation ? Efforts of Vaudreuil and Lévis ? Plans of Amherst ? A Triple Attack ? Advance of Murray ? Advance of Haviland ? Advance of Amherst ? Capitulation of Montreal ? Protest of Lévis ? Injustice of Louis XV. ? Joy in the British Colonies ? Character of the War.Rigtig gldelig jul til dig. Her i casa nero har julefreden snket sig forlngst. Der er tjek p gaver, indkb, juletr m.m. I r skal vi holde jul herhjemme med den nrmeste familie og det glder vi os til. Men ligenu idag, her p lillejuleaftensdag (snart aften) hygger vi og slapper af. Ballademagerne har fundet…Continue reading Gldelig jul…med lkkerier

ENDELIG !!!

"Why, nothing!" answered Pen with a startled look.On the next day the inhabitants appeared at the hour appointed, to the number of four hundred and eighteen men. Winslow ordered a table to be set in the middle of the church, and placed on it his instructions and the address he had prepared. Here he took his stand in his laced uniform, with one or two subalterns from the regulars at Fort Edward, and such of the Massachusetts officers as were not on guard duty; strong, 273En dag jeg har hbet p lnge… Sidste jul, nrmere bestemt 2. juledag sidste r mistede jeg min elskede hue. Der var orkan den dag (orkan efter danske standarder) og vi var til den store familejulefrokost i Aalborg. Rigtig hyggelig dag med masser af lkker mad, juleslik og andet godt. Ved aftenstid, da festen var…Continue reading ENDELIG !!!

Walking in a swedish wonderland…

She led the way into the great dim drawing-rooms on the other side of the hall. The only illumination was given by a piano lamp with a yellow paper shade standing beside an old ebony upright.It was the greatest that the French arms had yet achieved in America. The defeat of Braddock was an Indian victory; this last exploit was the result of bold enterprise and skilful tactics. With its laurels came its fruits. Hated Oswego had been laid in ashes, and the would-be 415Jeg elsker Sverige. Simpelthen. S er det sagt. Ogs selvom de slog os i hndbold igr. Det kan godt vre jeg som dansker skal hade vores svenske naboer bare en lille smule,da det jo er helt naturligt at have et anstrengt forhold til ens naboland. Svenskerene kan jo heller ikke lide os danskere. Jeg husker…Continue reading Walking in a swedish wonderland…

Nr det klige nord mder det farverige syd…

These frontiers had always been at peace. No forts of refuge had thus far been built, and the scattered settlers had no choice but flight. Their first impulse was to put wife and children beyond reach of the tomahawk. As autumn advanced, the invading bands grew more and more audacious. Braddock had opened a road for them by which they could cross the mountains at their ease; and scouts from Fort Cumberland reported that this road was beaten by as many feet as when the English army passed last summer. Washington 332He found some comfort from the burgesses, who gave him forty thousand pounds, and would, he thinks, have given a hundred thousand if another attempt against Fort Duquesne had been set afoot. Shirley, too, whom the death of Braddock had made commander-in-chief, approved the Governor's plan of renewing offensive operations, and instructed Dunbar to that effect; ordering him, however, should they prove impracticable, to march for Albany in aid of the Niagara expedition. [239] The order found him safe in Philadelphia. Here he lingered for a while; then marched to join the northern army, moving at a pace which made it certain that he could not arrive in time to be of the least use.Du kender det sikkert. Man kan mrke at det man er igang med ikke fles rigtig. At man skal g efter sin egen fornemmelse og ikke g med til det andre prver at overbevise dig om. Sdan en situation stod jeg pludselig i, da jeg skulle have lagt make up og sat hr i Italien.…Continue reading Nr det klige nord mder det farverige syd…

Room with a view…

[262] Drucour au Ministre, 1 Déc. 1755.Boungiorno !! Det her er min udsigt de nste par dage. Vi er igen i Paestum, p hotellet hvor vi skal giftes nste r. De nste dage skal der arrangeres flere ting, alt fra bryllupskage til udsmykning af de smukke omgivelser. Men vi skal ogs bare nyde livet og hinanden, nu da vi endelig har…Continue reading Room with a view…