The Dispatches of Field Marshal the Duke of Wellington: Peninsula and France, 1813-1814


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Side 155 - Lestrade, and I shall be very much obliged to you if you will let me hear of any fresh, developments of so singular a chain of events.
Side 169 - ... 5. To revenge this conduct on the peaceable inhabitants of France would be unmanly and unworthy of the nations to whom the Commander of the Forces now addresses himself, and at all events would be the occasion of similar and worse evils to the army at large than those which the enemy's army have suffered in the Peninsula, and would eventually prove highly injurious to the public interests.
Side 346 - I do not know whether you are aware of the fact that we are taught in medicine to observe carefully these seemingly trivial things.
Side 98 - I would recommend to you is, to express neither disappointment nor wishes upon the subject, even to an intimate friend, much less to the Government. Continue, as you have done hitherto, to deserve the honourable distinction to which you aspire, and you may be certain that, if the Government is wise, you will obtain it. If you should not obtain it, you may depend upon it that there is no person of whose good opinion you would be solicitous, who will think the worse of you on that account. "The comparison...
Side 169 - The officers and soldiers of the army must recollect that their nations are at war with France, solely because the ruler of the French nation will not allow them to be at peace, and is desirous of forcing them to submit to his yoke ; and they must not forget that the worst of the evils suffered by the enemy in his profligate invasion of Spain and Portugal have been occasioned by the irregularities of the soldiers, and their cruelties authorized and encouraged by their chiefs towards the unfortunate...
Side 62 - ... and traverses in the horn-work, on the ramparts of the curtain, and inside of the town opposite to the breach, and ready to pour a most destructive fire of musketry on both flanks of the approach to the top of the narrow ridge of the curtain.
Side 635 - Pack was wounded, but was enabled to remain in the field ; and Colonel Douglas, of the 8th Portuguese regiment, lost his leg ; and I am afraid that I shall be deprived for a considerable time of his assistance.
Side 385 - ... lose by our being in this position, it will do ten times more to procure peace than ten armies on the side of Flanders.
Side 430 - I had the honour to lend you the other night at play; and which I shall be much obliged to you if you will let me have some time either to-day or to-morrow. I am sir, Your most obedient, most humble servant, GEORGE TRENT.
Side 98 - The comparison between myself, who have been the most favored of His Majesty's subjects, and you, will not be deemed quite correct ; and I advert to my own situation only to tell you, that I recommend to you conduct which I have always followed. Notwithstanding the numerous favors that I have received from the Crown...

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