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Page 195 - Jealous in honour, sudden and quick in quarrel, Seeking the bubble reputation Even in the cannon's mouth. And then the justice...
Page 41 - THE minstrel boy to the war is gone, In the ranks of death you'll find him ; His father's sword he has girded on, And his wild harp slung behind him. " Land of song !" said the warrior-bard, " Though all the world betrays thee, One sword, at least, thy rights shall guard, One faithful harp shall praise thee...
Page 115 - They are true to the last of their blood and their breath, And like reapers descend to the harvest of death. Then welcome be Cumberland's steed to the shock...
Page 41 - Army beef,' says the Cordon Bleu,"" 'Though a stupid bungler slays thee, One skilful hand thy steaks shall stew, One artist's pan shall braise thee.' Our cook went forth, and the foe in vain On his pots and pans did thunder. He thicked thin gravy, he sauced the plain, And he sliced coarse lumps asunder. And he cried, ' A Cook can defy, you see, A Commissariat's knavery. The soldier who saves a Nation free, Should have a ration savoury.
Page 267 - ... and guarded them by night throughout a period extending to nearly four months, I think your Lordship will admit that they have proved themselves worthy of the admiration of Europe, and established an undoubted claim to be placed among the most distinguished of its troops.
Page 83 - England—bless her heart!— Has cut her mutton with a Bonaparte; And Cousin Germans have survived the view Of Albert taking luncheon at St. Cloud. In our young days we little thought to see Such legs stretched under such mahogany; That British Royalty would ever share At a French Palace, French Imperial fare: Nor eat—as we should have believed at school— The croaking tenant of the marshy pool.
Page 266 - He thenceforth remained in the palace, but worked as usual in his Cabinet On the 1st of March, however, soon after hearing of the unsuccessful attack by the Russians upon Eupatoria, he became slightly delirious, and it was evident that a fatal termination to his illness might be expected. The Empress had herself been and was ill — but she left her apartment to attend upon her husband. When made fully aware of his danger, he sent for his eldest son, theCzarovitsch, and also for his confessor.