Origin of surprisal
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Unless by surprisal and extreme despatch, there is clearly no hope!History of Friedrich II. of Prussia, Vol. XX. (of XXI.)
Everything was to be conducted with secrecy and by the way of surprisal.
To attempt the surprisal of this isolated post, thus strongly fortified, was a perilous enterprise.
The surprisal of this was entrusted to Tarleton, who, with his dragoons was in Webster's advanced guard.
He is so honourably merciful to women in surprisal, that only that makes him an excellent courtier.