The Life of Major J.G. Semple Lisle: Containing a Faithful Narrative of His Alternate Vicissitudes of Splendor and Misfortune

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For W. Stewart, 1799 - Australia - 382 pages
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Page 63 - During his illnefs he was fo reduced, that a lufly ftrong huzar was obliged to lift him from his bed to his chair, and back again. One day, when this faithful domeftic was lifting his...
Page v - The Life of Major JG Semple Lisle ; containing a Faithful Narrative of his Alternate Vicissitudes of Splendor and Misfortune. Written by Himself.
Page 29 - Prince introduced feveral *' new regulations into the army, both irt regard "' to drefs and manoeuvres ; and had it not been " for fome manoeuvres of another nature,' fuch as ** writing to the Duchefs of Kingfton, that he " would come by night with. fome foldiers, and " break into her houfe, unlefs fhe fent him a " certain fum of money, &c. there is not a " doubt but he would foon have been raifed to " the rank of a general officer, or appointed " conful at whatever place he chofe.
Page 183 - to fea, and had left the convoy; one of them " at the fame time telling him, this was the " eighth time he had embarked for Botany Bay...
Page 18 - ... Russia, prove a retreat where she would find friends of her own nation, whereas, in in her present situation, she was an entire stranger to every one, nor had more than one servant who understood the language of the country. To this the duchess replied, first with a flood of tears, and a complaint that I was depriving her of her only companion, and then (finding me unmoved), with a torrent of abuse which would have done credit to Billingsgate, concluded with saying we might go to the de — 1....

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