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Side 58 - But there, where I have garner'd up my heart, Where either I must live, or bear no life ; The fountain from the which my current runs, Or else dries up...
Side 168 - Where all the ruddy family around Laugh at the jests or pranks that never fail, Or sigh with pity at some mournful tale ; Or press the bashful stranger to his food, And learn the luxury of doing good.
Side 127 - O THOU ! the friend of man, assign'd With balmy hands his wounds to bind, And charm his frantic woe, When first Distress, with dagger keen, Broke forth to waste his destin'd scene...
Side 193 - At length daylight broke upon the contending armies, who were drawn up opposite to each other in the positions they respectively occupied at the beginning of the action on the preceding evening. About six, the engagement was renewed, and continued, without intermission, until eleven o'clock, when the firing ceased, as if by mutual...
Side 88 - O now, for ever, Farewell the tranquil mind ! Farewell content ! Farewell the plumed troop, and the big wars, That make ambition virtue ! O, farewell ! Farewell the neighing steed, and the shrill trump, The spirit-stirring drum, the ear-piercing fife, The royal banner ; and all quality. Pride, pomp, and circumstance of glorious war...
Side 208 - ... their full scope. From that hour every operation of the British army tended to give the troops and the nation fresh confidence in their general, and to impress upon the enemy a proper sense of the British character. Wherever he met the French he defeated them ; whenever he found it necessary to return for want of numbers, or of food, or of co-operation in the Spaniards, it was in such order, and so leisurely as neither to raise the hopes of the enemy, nor abate those of his army, or of his allies....
Side 62 - From seventeen years till now almost fourscore Here lived I, but now live here no more. At seventeen years many their fortunes seek, But at fourscore it is too late a week: Yet fortune cannot recompense me better Than to die well and not my master's debtor.
Side 196 - French rallied, and returned with increased numbers to the attack upon the centre. Brigadier-General Harry Campbell now gave orders for the guards to retire to their original position in line, and the 1st battalion of the 48th regiment was directed to cover this movement, by the Commander of the Forces, who saw and provided for every emergency during the tremendous conflict. Foiled at all points, the French withdrew the remains of the columns, which had been unsuccessfully opposed to the centre...
Side 195 - ... the plain which lay betwixt the heights occupied by the hostile armies. This was the grand attack ; and on the first indication of the enemy's intention, General Sherbrooke gave directions that his division should prepare for the charge. At this awful moment all was silent, except a few guns of the enemy, answered by the British artillery on the hill. The French came on over the rough and broken ground in the valley, in the most imposing manner, and with great resolution, and were met by the...

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