Wellington. Repr

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Page 169 - I saw him late in the evening of that great day, when the advancing flashes of cannon and musketry, stretching as far as the eye could command, showed in the darkness how well the field was won; he was alone, the flush of victory was on his brow, and his eyes were eager and watchful, but his voice was calm, and even gentle. More than the rival of Marlborough, since he had defeated greater warriors than Marlborough ever encountered, with a prescient pride he seemed only to accept this glory, as an...
Page 89 - I am positively convinced that no political measure which you could adopt would alter the temper of the people of this country. They are disaffected to the British government; they don't feel the benefits of their situation; attempts to render it better either do not reach their minds, or they are represented to them as additional injuries; and in fact we have no strength here but our army.
Page 122 - The aide-de-camp, charged with this message, delivered it to Colonel Donkin, and that officer carried it to Sir Arthur Wellesley. The latter, seated on the summit of the hill which had been so gallantly contested, was intently watching the movements of the advancing enemy; he listened to this somewhat startling message without so much as turning his head, and then drily answering—" Very well, you may return to your brigade" continued his survey of the French.
Page 47 - I intend to ask to be brought away with the army if any civil servant of the Company is to be here, or any person with civil authority who is not under my orders, for I know that the whole is a system of job and corruption from beginning to end, of which I and my troops would be made the instruments.
Page 82 - The Governor-General may write what he pleases at Calcutta ; we must conciliate the natives, or we shall not be able to do his business; and all his treaties, without conciliation and a an endeavour to convince the Native Powers that we have views besides our own interest, are so much waste paper.
Page 81 - I was feasted into it," he wrote to a friend ; but whether so greeted or not he never ceased his public labours, and his prolific pen was never idle. A deep difference of opinion had arisen respecting the proper policy which should be pursued towards Scindia, and Wellesley strongly urged the Governor-General to restore Gwalior to that chief. If that were not done and war was renewed, Wellesley would enter upon it with zeal and ardour, having no doubt of success.
Page 44 - Nothing therefore can have exceeded what was done on the night of the 4th. Scarcely a house in the town was left unplundered, and I understand that in camp jewels of the greatest value, bars of gold, &c. &c , have been offered for sale in the bazaars of the army by our soldiers, sepoys, and followers.
Page 222 - He had as usual taken off his clothes, but had not washed himself. As I entered, lie sat up in bed, his face covered with the dust and sweat of the previous day, and extended his hand to me, which I took and held in mine, whilst I told him of Gordon's death, and of such of the casualties as had come to my knowledge.
Page 21 - I shall be happy to be of service to you in your Government ; but such are the rules respecting the disposal of all patronage in this country, that I can't expect to derive any advantage from it which I should not obtain if any other person were GovernorGeneral.
Page 131 - ... government ; but the truth is, the contest never could have been maintained in Portugal through the winter and spring if it had not been for the determination of government to persevere in it, at all risks to themselves, against not only the declared opinions of their opponents, but the private remonstrances of many of their friends.

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