The American Fabius. Washington (1732-1799), whose military
policy was similar to that of Fabius. He wearied out the English troops
by harassing them, without coming to a pitched battle. Duguesclin
pursued the same policy in France, by the advice of Charles V., whereby
all the conquests of Edward and the Black Prince were retrieved.
Fabius of the French.
Anne, Duc de Montmorency, grand constable of France; so called from
his success in almost annihilating the imperial army which had invaded
Provence, by laying the country waste and prolonging the campaign.
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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