This day the horrible appearance of the battlefield overcame that strength of mind which he thought constituted his merit and his greatness.
This work (1783) constituted Mendelssohn the Luther of the German Jews.
Past experience constituted another important factor in establishing the interpretation of signs noted.
From information he had received the evening before, from the sound of wheels and footsteps heard by the outposts during the night, by the disorderly movement of the Russian columns, and from all indications, he saw clearly that the allies believed him to be far away in front of them, and that the columns moving near Pratzen constituted the center of the Russian army, and that that center was already sufficiently weakened to be successfully attacked.
But despite all these measures the men, who had till then constituted an army, flowed all over the wealthy, deserted city with its comforts and plentiful supplies.