Whilst pondering on the course he should follow, the marshal received the news of the awful disaster that had overtaken the emperor at Waterloo.
He consequently fell into a state of doubt, and before he could make up his mind on some questions which he deemed important he was overtaken by death.'
Here he was overtaken by Murat and Ney, but the French columns had straggled so badly that four whole days elapsed before the emperor was able to concentrate his army for battle and then could only oppose 128,000 men to the Russians' 110,000.
The linen trade introduced in the middle of the 18th century is extinct, and a like fate has overtaken the kelp and straw-plaiting industries.
16) through the river Ems to the Northern Ocean, when he was overtaken by the storm described by Tacitus (Ann.