Historical Records of the Buffs, East Kent Regiment, 3rd Foot, Formerly Designated the Holland Regiment and Prince George of Denmark's Regiment

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Gale and Polden, 1905

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Page 31 - The writers of that age raise their style by a pompous description of this spectacle; the most magnificent that had ever appeared upon the ocean; infusing equal terror and admiration into the minds of all beholders. The lofty masts, the swelling sails, and the towering prows of the Spanish galleons, seem...
Page 490 - I have not time to say more, but to beg you will give my duty to the queen, and let her know her army has had a glorious victory.
Page 29 - Effingham, a man of courage and capacity, was admiral, and took on him the command of the navy : Drake, Hawkins, and Frobisher, the most renowned seamen in Europe, served under him. The principal fleet was stationed at Plymouth.
Page 198 - Now were brought into service a new sort of soldiers, called Grenadiers, who were dexterous in flinging hand grenados, every one having a pouch full ; they had furred caps with coped crowns like Janizaries, which made them look very fierce, and some had long hoods hanging down behind, as we picture fools. Their clothing being likewise piebald, yellow and red.
Page 31 - English hung upon its rear, and still infested it with skirmishes. Each trial abated the confidence of the Spaniards, and added courage to the English ; and the latter soon found, that even in close fight the size of the Spanish ships was no advantage to them. Their bulk exposed them...
Page 199 - Who carry caps and pouches, and wear the louped clothes, May they and their commanders live happy all their years, With a tow, row, row, row, row, row, for the British Grenadiers...
Page 198 - Returned with my Lord by Hounslow Heath, where we saw the new-raised army encamped, designed against France, in pretence, at least ; but which gave umbrage to the Parliament. His Majesty and a world of company were in the field, and the whole army in battalia; a very glorious sight. Now were brought into service a new sort of soldiers, called Grenadiers...
Page 349 - It is probable that, among the hundred and twenty thousand soldiers who were marshalled round Neerwinden under all the standards of Western Europe, the two feeblest in body were the hunchbacked dwarf who urged forward the fiery onset of France, and the asthmatic skeleton who covered the slow retreat of England.
Page 473 - I know the danger, yet a battle is absolutely necessary, and I rely on the bravery and discipline of the troops, which will make amends for our disadvantages.
Page 56 - This celebrated treaty contained thirty-two articles ; and its fulfilment on either side was guaranteed by the kings of France and England. Notwithstanding the time taken up in previous discussions, the treaty is one of the most vague and unspecific state papers that exist.

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