The Great Battles of the British Army


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Seite 369 - ... He prayeth best, who loveth best All things both great and small ; For the dear God who loveth us, He made and loveth all.
Seite 43 - Small time, but in that small most greatly lived This star of England. Fortune made his sword By which the world's best garden he achieved, And of it left his son imperial lord.
Seite 315 - Such a gallant line, issuing from the midst of the smoke, and rapidly separating itself from the confused and broken multitude, startled the enemy's heavy masses, which were increasing and pressing onwards as to an assured victory ; they wavered, hesitated, and then vomiting forth a storm of fire, hastily endeavoured to enlarge their front, while a fearful discharge of grape from all their artillery whistled through the British ranks. Myers was killed ; Cole...
Seite 278 - I hope the People of England will be satisfied! - I hope my Country will do me justice!
Seite 279 - By the struggling moonbeam's misty light, - And the lantern dimly burning. No useless coffin enclosed his breast, Not in sheet or in shroud we wound him ; But he lay like a warrior taking his rest, With his martial cloak around him.
Seite 399 - Macdonald, and afterwards of Colonel Home ; and I am happy to add, that it was maintained throughout the day with the utmost gallantry by these brave troops, notwithstanding the repeated efforts of large bodies of the enemy to obtain possession of it. This attack upon the right of our centre was...
Seite 278 - It is as well as it is. I had rather it should go out of the field with me ;" and in that manner, so becoming to a soldier, Moore was borne from the fight.
Seite 189 - I begged the general officers to consult together for the public utility. They are all of opinion, that (as more ships and provisions have now got above the town) they should try, by conveying up a corps of four or five thousand men (which is nearly the whole strength of the army, after the Points of Levi and Orleans are left in a proper state of defence), to draw the enemy...
Seite 9 - This is what one gets by employing such scoundrels, who fall off when there is any need for them." During this time a heavy rain fell, accompanied by thunder and a very terrible eclipse of the sun; and before this rain a great flight of crows hovered in the air over all those battalions, making a loud noise.
Seite 346 - ... without firing a shot, assisted by two guns of major Lawson's brigade of artillery. The enemy suffered severely and lost three pieces of cannon. The...

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