Billow's corps was unavailable, for the reason already given, but of this fact Blucher was still necessarily ignorant.
In this way he would keep open the Namur road, and also that from Gembloux for Billow's arrival.
It was soon discovered that this was Billow's corps marching to Wellington's assistance.
He was still determined to play the game out to the bitter end, and involve Wellington and Billow's corps in a common ruin.
Prince Billow's great-uncle, Heinrich von Billow, who was distinguished for his admiration of England and English institutions, was Prussian ambassador in England from 1827 to 1840, and married a daughter of Wilhelm von Humboldt (see the letters of Gabrielle von Billow).
Could be no easy one; and Billow's long continuance in office is the best proof of his genius.
Rumours had from time to time been rife of a "chancellor crisis" and Billow's dismissal; in the Berliner Tageblatt this letter was compared to the "Never!"