A Memoir of Lieutenant-General Sir Garnet J. Wolseley ... (Google eBook)

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R. Bentley, 1878 - Ashanti War, 1873-1874
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Page 122 - tis true, this god did shake : His coward lips did from their colour fly ; And that same eye whose bend doth awe the world Did lose his lustre : I did hear him groan : Ay, and that tongue of his that bade the Romans Mark him, and write his speeches in their books, , Alas ! it cried, " Give me some drink, Titinius,
Page 90 - G , they don't signify this pinch of snuff. To give a young gentleman right education, The army's the only good school in the nation : My schoolmaster call'd me a dunce and a fool, But at cuffs I was always the cock of the school ; I never could take to my book for the blood o' me, And the puppy confess'd he expected no good o
Page 121 - He had a fever when he was in Spain, And when the fit was on him, I did mark How he did shake; 'tis true, this god did shake...
Page 82 - WELLINGTON. Wellington Prize Essays on "the System of Field Manoeuvres best adapted for enabling our Troops to meet a Continental Army.
Page 293 - It must never be forgotten by our soldiers that Providence has implanted in the heart of every native of Africa a superstitious awe and dread of the white man that prevents the negro from daring to meet us face to face in combat.
Page 205 - That never set a squadron in the field, Nor the division of a battle knows More than a spinster...
Page 183 - On first debouching from the village a tremendous fire was opened on the head of the column from a well-planned and strong ambuscade, six men being knocked over in an instant. But the flank companies worked steadily through the bush ; the leading company in the path sprang forward with a cheer, the pipes struck up, and the ambuscade was at once carried. Then followed one of the finest spectacles 1 have ever seen in war.
Page 160 - Christ ; lest Satan should get an advantage over us : for we are not ignorant of his devices.
Page 216 - Queen with the insignia of the Grand Cross of the Order of St. Michael and St. George, and of a Knight Commander of the Bath.
Page 135 - ... When once thus engaged in a fight in the bush, officers commanding battalions, and even officers commanding companies, will find it difficult to exercise much control over their men. For this reason it is essential that the tactical unit should be as small as possible. Every company will therefore be at once divided into four sections, and each section will be placed under the command of an officer or non-commissioned officer. These sections once told off are not on any account to be broken up...

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