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very important city from the like enterprizes for the future. Whilt the two French armies in this manner ravaged all the country held by the allies, prince Ferdinand, who saw the rage of war spread all Found him, with his usual firmness, sees that central polition waich he had taken loon after the battle of Kirsh Denkern ; no movements of the enemy could terrify or allure him from it. He had settled his head Guarters at Bulne, and his army extended from thence towards Hammelen. Peted in this manner, he secured the course of the Weser, by preventing the enemy from making themselves masters either of Hammelen or Minden; he lay in the best situation in which it was Possible to place a fingle army, that was to act against two; and knowing that he could not follow their movements with the body of his army, without hazarding the king's electoral dominions, and indeed every object of the war, he contented himself with sending out such detachments as he could spare, successively to the relief of the places which were attacked. He saw that the winter approached, which had always been a circumstance favourable to him ; and it was evident that whilst he continued with his main body immoveably fixed as it was, and his detachments active on every side, it was impossible for the enemy to keep any of those places, they had seized in their incurions.

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