Memoirs of Sir James Campbell, of Ardkinglas, Volume 2

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H. Colburn and R. Bentley, 1832
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Page 76 - Ferdinand retired into winter quarters ; he himself residing at Uslar, and the English troops being cantoned in the bishopric of Paderborn. Thus the enemy were left in .possession of Hesse, and the whole country eastward of the Weser, to the frontiers of the electorate of Hanover. If the allied army had not been weakened for the sake of a rash...
Page 189 - Être craint à la fois et désiré partout, Voilà ma destinée et mon unique goût. Quant aux amis, crois-moi , ce vain nom qu'on se donne Se prend chez tout le monde, et n'est vrai chez personne; J'en ai mille, et pas un. Veux-tu que , limité...
Page 67 - I had heard on the right of our line. I have already mentioned that the English cavalry did wonders on this occasion. They thought themselves, perhaps, in some measure, defrauded of their share of the glory of Minden, and panted for an opportunity of signalizing themselves ; nor did any thing arise to cool the ardour of the troops, in the bearing of their commanders, General Mostyn and the Marquis of Granby.
Page 186 - The prince, on producing it, begged to be shewn into a darkened room, where, on drawing his hand across the fur, it produced so much electrical fire, that it was possible to read by it. This was ascribed to the extreme closeness or thickness with which the hair was set on the skin. In return for these princely gifts, Voltaire had his portrait drawn by my friend...
Page 67 - As soon as I was so far recovered as to be able to sit at the window at home, I began to draw designs upon the wood of the fables and vignettes ; and to me this was a most delightful task. In impatiently pushing forward to get to press with the publication, I availed myself of the help of my pupils — my son, William Harvey, and William Temple...
Page 183 - ... was as he would have it. He then cut it up and sent a part of it to me, (Sir James ;) I sent it away without eating of it, and on his asking the reason, / told him the true one, without any circumlocution, that in carving the partridge, he had used a fork which had just been in his own mouth.
Page 16 - It was my happiness in my early youth to enjoy the privilege of his acquaintance and correspondence; and now, after the lapse of more than fifty years, I can truly say, that, in the course of a long life, I have never known an individual of a character more elevated and chivalric, acting according to a purer standard of morals, imbued with a higher sense of honor, and uniting more intimately the qualities of the gentleman, the soldier, the scholar, and the Christian.
Page 184 - When at Geneva, I was invited to Ferney, to assist at the presentation of the Prince Dolgouroukie, a young man of very high rank in Russia, who came to Voltaire at the head of a deputation from the Empress Catharine the Second, than whom, perhaps, no one has ever been more anxious as to what should be said of her by the world. Voltaire had contributed to foster, at the same time that he gratified, this passion, by writing a great deal in the empress's praise ; and the presents which were brought...
Page 182 - He then proceeded to cut it up, and sent a part of it to me. I sent it away without eating of it; and, on his asking the reason, I told him the true one, without any circumlocution, that in carving the partridge, he had used a fork which had just been in his own mouth.
Page 190 - The regiment was undoubtedly in a high state of discipline ; but the only merit which on that account was due to me, was the attention and strictness with which I followed the system which had been introduced into the regiment by its former colonel, the hero of Quebec.

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