The United Service Magazine, Volume 1; Volume 83

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H. Colburn, 1857 - Military art and science
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Page 352 - HER MAJESTY having taken the said Report into consideration was pleased by and with the advice of Her Privy Council to approve thereof and to order as it is hereby ordered that the same be punctually observed obeyed and carried into execution.
Page 518 - Were half the power that fills the world with terror, Were half the wealth bestowed on camps and courts, Given to redeem the human mind from error, There were no need of arsenals or forts: The warrior's name would be a name abhorred!
Page 352 - Honourable the Lords of the Committee of Council for plantation affairs dated the fifth of this Instant in the words following viz'.
Page 174 - may go and play," While I manage the world by myself. But harness me down with your iron bands, Be sure of your curb and rein, For I scorn the strength of your puny hands As the tempest scorns a chain.
Page 352 - THE LORDS OF THE COMMITTEE, in obedience to Your Majesty's said Order of Reference, have taken the said Petition into consideration, and do this day agree humbly to report, as their opinion, to Your Majesty, that a Charter may be granted by Your Majesty in terms of the Draft hereunto annexed.
Page 138 - ... 1,700 rounds without bursting. Shells have been adopted because they are deemed preferable, not because of any apprehension that shot cannot be used in these guns with perfect security, that point being settled by actual experiment. This fact is said to be attributable to the circumstance of there being thrown into the breech a very considerable additional weight of metal.
Page 449 - In the charge of the light cavalry brigade at Balaklava, Trumpet-Major Crawford's horse fell, and dismounted him, and he lost his sword ; he was attacked by two Cossacks, when private Samuel Parkes (whose horse had been shot) saved his life, by placing himself between them and the trumpet-major, and drove them away by his sword. In attempting to follow the light cavalry brigade in the retreat, they were attacked by six Russians, whom Parkes kept at bay, and retired slowly, fighting, and defending...
Page 432 - SIR, I HAVE the honour to acquaint you, for the information of the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty, that the...
Page 324 - I too can die, but then my own deed may give the dreadful spirit power over me, and I may, in my haste to join my adored Elizabeth, divide myself for ever from her ! My head ! my head seems to burst. Oh mercy ! mercy ! for this seems past endurance.
Page 284 - On the following morning I sent a summons to the Chief Mandarin to deliver up the forts till the Viceroy's conduct could be submitted to the Emperor of China, pledging myself that the forts should remain uninjured, and be given back when the present differences shall be terminated. This being refused, the squadron then attacked the two Wantung Island Forts from the Bremer Channel side, and they were taken possession of by the boats and Royal Marines after a considerable, though ill-directed, resistance...

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