The History of England, Volume 5

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Page 51 - Wolfe was stationed on the right, where the attack was most warm : as he stood conspicuous in the front line, he had been aimed at by the enemy's marksmen, and received a shot in the wrist, which, however, did not oblige him to quit the field. Having wrapped a handkerchief round his hand, he continued giving orders without the least emotion, and advanced at the head of the grenadiers with their bayonets fixed...
Page 47 - A plan was formed for conveying the troops farther down in boats, and landing them in the night within a league of Cape Diamond, in hopes of ascending the heights of Abraham, which rise abruptly with a steep ascent from the banks of the river, that they might take possession of the ground at the back of the city, where it was but indifferently fortified.
Page 155 - England, to consider the laws relating thereto, and to report their observations thereupon, together with their opinion of the most effectual means for...
Page 149 - Rome, the Seat of such Person shall immediately become void ; and if any such Person shall, in any of the Cases aforesaid, presume to sit or vote as a Member of the House of Commons...
Page 39 - Montcalm upon less disadvantageous terms than those of directly attacking his intrenchments. Accordingly, in reconnoitring the river Montmorenci, a ford was discovered about three miles above ; but the opposite banks, which were naturally steep and covered with woods, the enemy had intrenched in such a manner, as to render it . almost inaccessible. The escort was twice attacked by the Indians, who were as often repulsed ; but these rencounters cost the English about forty men killed and wounded,...
Page 238 - The army was at this time marching with the grestest diligence to attack the enemy in front ; but the infantry could not get up in time : general Waldegrave, at the head of the British, pressed their march as much as possible : no troops could show more eagerness to get up than they showed.
Page 284 - The genius of Cervantes was transfused into the novels of Fielding, who painted the characters, and ridiculed the follies of life, with equal strength, humour, and propriety.
Page 46 - ... disordered his whole constitution, which was naturally delicate and tender. Among those who shared his confidence, he was often seen to sigh ; he was often heard to complain ; and even in the transports of his- chagrin declare, that he would never return without success, to be exposed, as other unfortunate commanders had been, to the censure and reproach of an ignorant and ungrateful populace.
Page 47 - The stream was rapid, the shore shelving, the bank above lined with sentinels, the landing-place so narrow as to be easily missed in the dark, and the steepness of the ground such as hardly to be surmounted in the daytime.
Page 146 - ... and canvas fit for or made into sails, and exported : another act was passed, for continuing certain laws relating to the additional number of one hundred hackney coaches and chairs, which law was rendered perpetual. The next law we shall mention was intended to be one of the most important that ever fell under the •cognizance of the legislature: it was a law that affected the freedom, dignity, and independency of parliaments. By an act passed in the ninth year of the reign of...

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