He that receives that traitor within his gates shall too late complain of surprisal.
Unless by surprisal and extreme despatch, there is clearly no hope!
The tradition probably refers to an unsuccessful attempt at surprisal by their enemies.
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.
He is so honourably merciful to women in surprisal, that only that makes him an excellent courtier.
The surprisal of this was entrusted to Tarleton, who, with his dragoons was in Webster's advanced guard.