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[ I-10 J sight of her distress to the pain of separation. Thus they parted, not with sobs and tears, but with a composed silence. When she was gone, Lord Russel said, “Now the bitterness of death is past.” Soon after he was executed. 59. Desertion. Frederick the Great, in surveying one evening some of the advanced posts of his camp, discovered a soldier endeavouring to pass the sentinel. His Majesty stopped him, and desired to know where he was going. “To tell you the truth,” answered the soldier, “your Majesty has been worsted in so many battles, that unable to remain any longer, I was about to desert.” Indeed, answered the monarch; “remain here but one week longer, and if fortune does not mend in that time, I will desert with you too.”