Annals of the Wars of the Nineteenth Century, Volum 2


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Side 162 - By the struggling moonbeam's misty light, And the lantern dimly burning. No useless coffin enclosed his breast, Nor in sheet nor in shroud we bound him, . .', But he lay like a warrior taking his rest, With his martial cloak around him.
Side 260 - The Earl of Chatham, with his sword drawn Stood waiting for Sir Richard Strachan ; Sir Richard, longing to be at 'em, Stood waiting for the Earl of Chatham.
Side 44 - Porte, and the two high contracting parties will unite their efforts to wrest from the vexatious and oppressive government of the Turks all its provinces in Europe; Boumelia and Constantinople alone excepted.
Side 164 - During the season of repose, his time was devoted to the care and instruction of the officer and soldier; in war he courted service in every quarter of the globe. Regardless of personal considerations, he esteemed that to which his country called him, the post of honour, and by his undaunted spirit, and unconquerable perseverance, he pointed the way to victory.
Side 111 - Ferguson's column was descending from the heights into the plain. From this situation the enemy retired by the passes into the mountains with the utmost regularity and the greatest celerity ; and notwithstanding the rapid advance of the British infantry, the want of a sufficient body of cavalry was the cause of his suffering but little loss in the plain.
Side 49 - This pledge was the delivery of the Danish fleet into the possession of the British admiral, under the most solemn stipulation, that it should be restored at the conclusion of the war between this country and France.
Side 191 - Gambier; but that his lordship's conduct on that occasion, as well as his general conduct and proceedings as commander-in-chief of the Channel fleet...
Side 1 - I inclose to your Lordship a statement of their number, and when I add also an account of the loss His Majesty's ships have sustained, I cannot help expressing my satisfaction that we have suffered so slightly; as, had any of their stone shot, some of which...
Side 162 - Anderson, you know that I always wished to die in this way." He frequently asked " are the French beaten ?" and at length, when he was told they were defeated in every point, he said, " It is a great satisfaction for me to know we have beaten the French." — " I hope the people of England will be satisfied, I hope my country will do me justice.
Side 164 - In the school of regimental duty, he obtained that correct knowledge of his profession so essential to the proper direction of the gallant spirit of the soldier ; and he was enabled to establish a characteristic order, and regularity of conduct, because the troops found in their leader a striking example of the discipline which he enforced on others.

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