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The Reconstruction of Europe - A Sketch of the Diplomatic and Military ...
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Page 37 - Whoever looks upon them as an irregular mob, will find himself much mistaken. They have men amongst them who know very well what they are about...
Page 47 - ... what way to march. Clinton then, next for business, took the part without waiting for orders, to throw himself into a boat to head them; he arrived in time to be of service; the day ended with glory, and the success was most important, considering the ascendancy it gave the regular troops; but the loss was uncommon in officers, for the numbers engaged.
Page 71 - Edwin and Angelina: a Ballad. By Mr. Goldsmith. Printed for the Amusement of the Countess of Northumberland.
Page 13 - Harry Fox is said to have little of his brother's brilliancy and none of his vices, and when the 38th sailed for America Mr. Horace Walpole of Strawberry Hill informed Sir Horace Mann that they took with them Lord Holland's
Page 16 - s punning Byles, provokes our smiles, A. man of stately parts ; Who visits folks to crack his jokes, That never mend their hearts. " With strutting gait and wig so great, He walks along the streets, And throws out wit, or what's like it, To every one he meets.
Page 66 - His Excellency proceeded to Earl Piercy's, who occupies a house at the head of Winter Street belonging to Inspector Williams.
Page 65 - You ask me," wrote Lady Sarah in the summer of 1775, " what I say to my cousin Lee. Why, I say it is the element for boiling water ; and, as I dare say he persuades himself he is acting right, I don't pity him for falling in a cause he thinks glorious, as I fear he will erelong. I shall be very sorry for him ; for he has many good and great qualities to make up for his turbulent spirit and vanity, which, to be sure, are his weak side.
Page 69 - Come, each death-doing dog who dares venture his neck, Come, follow the hero that goes to Quebec ; Jump aboard of the transports, and loose every sail, Paj- your debts at the tavern by giving leg-bail; And ye that love fighting shall soon have enough: Wolfe commands us, my boys ; we shall give them Hot Stuff. Up the River St. Lawrence our troops shall advance, To the Grenadiers' March we will teach them to dance.
Page 65 - The exactness and beauty of their discipline inspire our youth with ardour in the pursuit of military knowledge. Charles the invincible, taught Peter the great, the art of war. The battle of Pultowa convinced Charles of the proficiency Peter had made.
Page 6 - ... Percy Letters. About twothirds of the thirty-three letters here given are printed from copies of the originals made by the late Rev. Edward Griffin Porter; and by far the most interesting of the letters (twenty-five in number; were written from Boston. Percy found our changeable climate trying, having been " in the Torrid & Frigid Zone frequently in the space of 24 hours." As for the country, it would require an abler pen than his " to describe its different beauties.