The life of General de Zieten: colonel of the royal Prussian regiment of Hussar-lifeguards ...

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Стр. i - How sleep the brave, who sink to rest By all their country's wishes blest! When Spring, with dewy fingers cold, Returns to deck their hallowed mould, She there shall dress a sweeter sod Than Fancy's feet have ever trod. By fairy hands their knell is rung; By forms unseen their dirge is sung; There Honour comes, a pilgrim grey, To bless the turf that wraps their clay; And Freedom shall awhile repair To dwell, a weeping hermit, there!
Стр. 260 - Well, comrades," he would say, " what are you doing there?" As soon as his voice was heard, they would instantly appear, and cry out, " Long live our good father Zieten !" " Well, and how do things go on with you ?" he would add. If they should answer,
Стр. 117 - ... be proper to suspend his new commission for a while, and to degrade him to his former rank. His majesty, in compliance with the...
Стр. 258 - By day and by night, while the rest of the army were taking their repose, he was on horseback, examining the face of the country in order to discover on what point the enemy might probably make an attack, and what spots were best adapted for making a defence.
Стр. 205 - His great soul gave way to melancholy presentiments : he hesitated for the first time, on the part he had to act. Undetermined whether he should run this desperate risk, he held a conference with his generals, in Zieten's presence. Depressed by apprehension, rather than encouraged by hope, he imparted his doubts and surmises, and in this manner impressed them with the like sentiments How, indeed, should they have ventured to recommend what his own courage had not already suggested, or take upon themselves...
Стр. 260 - Jake courage, comrades," he would answer, "If qhings go ill to-day, they may grow better to-morrow." He has been frequently seen to alight from his horse, and converse with his veteran grenadiers: he has dispelled the cloud that hung upon their brows, and often rendered them insensible to the torments of hunger by regaling them plentifully with hope. This great popularity, accompanied with a frank benevolence lence of disposition which extended itself indiscriminately to every individual in the camp,...
Стр. 262 - ... to some unforeseen accident, and not to any fault of their own, they had lost the good graces of that prince. Zieten would watch for and seize the favourable moment to combat his prejudices. Obliged often to repeat his applications, he would never cease making them till they were crowned with success.
Стр. 117 - ... the service, and rigid on points of subordination, refused to consider him in any other light than that of his cornet. The newcreated captain was much enraged at this opposition ; yet put off all further discussion till after the battle, when the business terminated in a duel. Fortune now abandoned her favourite, and he was severely wounded. For the purpose of facilitating his cure, he was charged with a dispatch to Berlin; where his irregularities in a short time became the subject of complaint,...
Стр. 264 - Inform the king that I request him to let them go on, and that he himself would have the goodness to be witness to their success; that I have always said they were brave troops; that it is now their business to shew themselves such; and that I shall take care to send the rest of the regiment to their succour.
Стр. 290 - His piety was free from all display of devotion or superstitious servility. His sentiments of religion were pure and simple. He considered it the first of daily duties to pay his homage to the Supreme Being. At no time was he ever neglectful of the duty of prayer ; nor did a day pass without his having acquitted himself of it in the silence of his closet, excluded from the observation of the world. But after all, it seems scarcely necessary...

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