Unless by surprisal and extreme despatch, there is clearly no hope!
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.
He that receives that traitor within his gates shall too late complain of surprisal.
The tradition probably refers to an unsuccessful attempt at surprisal by their enemies.