The Guards; or, The Household troops of England, Band 1

Clarke, Beeton, & Company, 1854 - 242 Seiten

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Seite 92 - Windham, with some of his soldiers that had been in the hospital, took up his quarters in a villa ; but on his marching out of it next morning, a shot in the back laid that officer dead upon the spot ; and, as it had been before concerted, the Spaniards of the place at the same time fell upon the poor weak soldiers, killing several, not even sparing their wives. This was but a prelude to their barbarity ; their savage cruelty was only whetted, not glutted. They took the surviving few, hurried and...
Seite 102 - Stop!' and the figure came back to the chaise. I had the presence of mind, before I let down the glass, to take out my watch and stuff it within my waistcoat under my arm. He said, 'Your purses and watches!
Seite 156 - Thus saith the Lord ; For three transgressions of Judah, and for four, I will not turn away the punishment thereof; because they have despised the law of the Lord, and have not kept his commandments, and their lies caused them to err, after the which their fathers have walked : but I will send a fire upon Judah, and it shall devour the palaces of Jerusalem.
Seite 196 - It is impossible to represent in adequate terms my sense of the conduct of the Guards and German Legion upon this occasion ; and I am quite satisfied, that if it had been possible to maintain the posts which they had gained with so much gallantry, those troops would have maintained them.
Seite 134 - That his Royal Highness had not fired.' Lord Rawdon said, ' It was not the Duke's intention to fire : his Royal Highness had come out upon Lieut.-Col. Lennox's desire to give him satisfaction, and had no animosity against him.
Seite 35 - Now were brought into service a new sort of soldiers, called Grenadiers, who were dexterous in flinging hand grenados, every one having a pouch full ; they had furred caps with coped crowns like Janizaries, which made them look very fierce, and some had long hoods hanging down behind, as we picture fools. Their clothing being likewise piebald, yellow and red.
Seite 176 - As, for the two years during which the Brigade of Guards have been under the command of the Commander of the Forces, not only no soldier has been brought to trial before a general court-martial, but no one has been confined in a public guard, the Commander of the Forces desires that the attendance of this brigade at the execution tomorrow may be dispensed with.
Seite 105 - At length, to break the mournful silence, and to express the sympathy they might not speak, the bands struck up a requiem for the dying marshal. The melancholy strains arose and fell in prolonged echoes over the field, and swept in softened cadences on the ear of the fainting warrior — but still Napoleon moved not.
Seite 174 - ... ourselves. Will you, or will you not, execute the treaty of Amiens? I have executed it on my part with scrupulous fidelity. That treaty obliged me to evacuate Naples, Tarento, and the Roman States within three months : in less than two months all the French troops were out of those countries. Ten months have elapsed since the exchange of the ratifications, and the English troops are still in Malta and at Alexandria. It is useless to try to deceive us on this point : will you have peace, will...
Seite 135 - Lennox, and had only come out on his invitation to give him satisfaction.' Colonel Lennox wished the Duke to fire, which was declined, with a repetition of the reason. Lord Winchilsea then...

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