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Page 525 - 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.
Page 492 - I was sensible, however, that the apathy and indifference of the Spaniards would never have been believed ; that, had the British been withdrawn, the loss of the cause would have been imputed to their retreat ; and it was necessary to risk this army to convince the people of England, as well as the rest of Europe, that the Spaniards had neither the power, nor the inclination, to make any efforts for themselves.
Page 530 - No coffin could be procured, and the officers of his staff wrapped the body, dressed as it was, in a military cloak and blankets. The interment was hastened ; for, about eight in the morning, some firing was heard, and the officers feared that if a serious attack were made, they should be ordered away, and not suffered to pay him their last duty. The officers of his family bore him to the grave ; the funeral service was read by the chaplain ; and the corpse was covered with earth.
Page 14 - Augustina sprung forward over the dead and dying, snatched a match from the hand of a dead artilleryman, and fired off a six-and-twenty pounder ; then, jumping upon the gun, made a solemn vow never to quit it alive during the siege.
Page 474 - ... estimate of the resistance that is likely to be offered. " You are, perhaps, better acquainted with the views of the British " Cabinet ; and the question is, What would that Cabinet direct, were " they upon the spot to determine ? It is of much importance that " this should be thoroughly considered ; it is comparatively of very •"' little, on whom shall rest the greatest share of responsibility. I am " willing to take the whole, or a part ; but I am very anxious to
Page 528 - I hope the people of England will be satisfied!" "I hope my country will do me justice!
Page 483 - I certainly at first did feel, and expressed much indignation at a person like him, being made the channel of a communication of that sort from you to me. Those feelings are at an end ; and I dare say they never will be excited towards you again. If Mr.
Page 525 - Enemy's battery carried away his left shoulder and part " of the collar-bone, leaving the arm hanging by the flesh. " The violence of the stroke threw him off his horse, on his back.
Page 505 - The track which these mountains inclose is called the Bierzo : from summit to summit, it is about sixteen leagues from north to south, and about fourteen from east to west. The whole waters of this amphitheatre have but one opening ; they are collected into the river Sil, and pass, through a narrow gorge, into the Val de Orras, in Galicia.

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