A Corner of Spain

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E. Nash, 1910 - 203 Seiten

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Seite 71 - Now about that time Herod the king stretched forth his hands to vex certain of the church. And he killed James the brother of John with the sword.
Seite 192 - I hope the people of England will be satisfied!" "I hope my country will do me justice!
Seite 36 - Bouillabaisse. This Bouillabaisse a noble dish is, A sort of soup or broth, or brew, Or hotchpotch of all sorts of fishes That Greenwich never could outdo; Green herbs, red peppers, mussels, saffron, Soles, onions, garlic, roach and dace: All these you eat at Terre's tavern In that one dish of Bouillabaisse.
Seite 189 - ... gave signal for all the bad passions of those who witnessed them to let loose ; and, mortifying as it is to confess it, the fact cannot be denied, that from that hour we no longer resembled a British army. There was still the same bravery in our ranks ; but it was only at moments when the enemy were expected to come on that our order and regularity returned ; and, except in that single point, we resembled rather a crowd of insubordinate rebels in full flight before victorious soldiers, than a...
Seite 190 - It was dreadful to know that not men only, but women and children, were subject to this miserable fate. By a strange neglect, or in the indulgence of mistaken humanity, Sir John Moore's army had carried along with it more than the too large proportion of women allotted by the rules of our service to armies in the field : and these poor wretches now heightened the horror of passing events by a display of suffering, even more acute than that endured by their husbands. Some were taken in labour on the...
Seite 190 - By a strange neglect, or in the indulgence of mistaken humanity, Sir John Moore's army had carried along with it more than the too large proportion of women allotted by the rules of our service to armies in the field : and these poor wretches now heightened the horror of passing events by a display of suffering, even more acute than that endured by their husbands. Some were taken in labour on the road ; and in the open air, amidst showers of sleet and snow, gave birth to infants...
Seite 190 - ... find one or both frozen to death. Then the depth of moral degradation to which they sank - their oaths and cries, uttered under the influence of intoxication, were hardly less appalling than the groans which burst from them, as all hope abandoned them, and they lay down to die.
Seite 13 - admiral of the ocean sea ' was, as some have not hesitated to assert, of Pontevedran origin it is difficult now to decide ; but certain it is that many of the Spanish sea-dogs who guided the conquistadores into the unknown were men from Pontevedra and the adjoining port of Marino. " All Galicia is historic ground for Englishmen. Its bays and harbours have been the resort of our ships in peace and war from time immemorial, and here in Pontevedra the English John of Gaunt reigned for years as socalled...
Seite 184 - ... commanding the 20th light dragoons, that he is to receive a sufficient number of horses to mount all his men ; that he will therefore be prepared to land the horse appointments of the men who have at present no horses. ' 5th. The following arrangement to be made respecting baggage. The men to land, each with one shirt and one pair of shoes, besides those on them, combs, razor, and a brush, which are to be packed up in their great coats. The knapsacks to be left in the transports, and the baggage...
Seite 192 - Being brought to his lodgings the surgeons examined his wound, but there was no hope ; the pain increased, and he spoke with great difficulty. At intervals he asked if the French were beaten, and addressing his old friend, Colonel Anderson, he said, " You know that I always wished to die this way." Again he asked if the enemy were defeated, and being told they were, observed " It is a great satisfaction to me to know we have beaten the French." His countenance continued firm, and his thoughts clear...

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