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Page 129 - And there they stand, as stands a lofty mind, Worn, but unstooping to the baser crowd, All tenantless, save to the crannying wind, Or holding dark communion with the cloud.
Page 56 - Oh, the little more, and how much it is! And the little less, and what worlds away!
Page 105 - Fitzgerald was posted, were also attacked ; guns were brought up, and bodies of horse threatened to break in. Captain Fitzgerald had repeatedly applied for permission to charge, and was as often prevented by orders from the commanding officer ; but seeing the impending destruction, he made a last attempt to obtain leave. Colonel Scott's reply was, ' Tell him to charge at his peril.
Page 49 - A spy who, after rejoining the army to which he belongs, is subsequently captured by the enemy, is treated as a prisoner of war, and incurs no responsibility for his previous acts of espionage.
Page 97 - They are entirely unacquainted with military evolution and undisciplined ; but every Arab has a pride and heart of his own that never forsakes him as long as he has legs to stand on. They are naturally brave, and possess the greatest coolness and quickness of sight ; hardy and fierce through habit, and bred to the use of the matchlock from their boyhood, they attain a precision and skill in the use of it that would almost exceed belief, bringing down or wounding the smallest object at a considerable...
Page 50 - Territory is considered occupied when it is actually placed under the authority of the hostile army. The occupation extends only to the territory where such authority has been established and can be exercised.
Page 95 - Pindaris at the Mount ; all was uproar, flight, and despair, to the walls of Madras. This alarm originated in a few dhobis and grasscutters of the artillery having mounted their tattoos and in mock imitation of the Pindaris galloping about and playing with long bamboos in their hands in the vicinity of the Mount. The effect was such, however, that many of the civil servants and inhabitants on the Mount road packed up and moved to the fort for protection. Troopers, messengers, etc., were seen galloping...
Page 126 - ... by passing a fold of it under the chin, a frock of quilted cotton, and a cloth round the waist, with which they generally gird on their swords in preference to securing them with their belts.
Page 95 - Mount road packed up and moved to the fort for protection. Troopers, messengers, etc., were seen galloping to the Government House, and thence to the different public authorities. Such was the alarm in the Government House that on the afternoon of that day an old officer, anxious to offer some advice to the Governor, rode smartly up to the Government Gardens and on reaching the entrance observed the younger son of the Governor running with all possible speed into the house, who having got to a place...