The Last Colonel of the Irish Brigade: Count O'Connell, and Old Irish Life at Home and Abroad, 1745-1833, Volume 1

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K. Paul, Trench, Trübner & Company, Limited, 1892 - Ireland
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Page 298 - ... and were compelled to the hard necessity of abandoning their ships and friends to the flames, or to the mercy and humanity of a heated and irritated enemy. Several of their boats and launches had been sunk before they submitted to this necessity; and one in particular with...
Page 273 - Corsicans, and twenty-five Greeks, Turks, Moors, Jews, &c. The two armies were drawn up in two lines, the battalions fronting each other, forming a way for us to march through : they consisted of...
Page 289 - ... a number of pumps being adapted to the purpose of an unlimited supply. By this means, it was expected that the red-hot shot would operate to the remedy of its own mischief: as the very action of cutting through those pipes would procure its immediate extinction. So that these terrible machines, teeming with every source of outward destruction, seemed to be themselves invulnerable, and entirely secure from all danger.
Page 327 - First and principally I commit my soul into the hands of Almighty God and my body to the earth to be decently buried at the discretion of my Executor herein after named, and after my debts and funeral charges are paid I devise and bequeath as follows.
Page 289 - ... to restrain its effect. In imitation of the circulation of the blood in a living body, a great variety of pipes and canals perforated all the solid workmanship, in such a manner, that a continued succession of water was to be conveyed to every part of the vessels ; a number of pumps being adapted to the purpose of an unlimited supply.
Page 207 - A Revolution so unexpected and so long wished for must needs procure, in course of some years, an accession to the power and prosperity of the Kingdom of Ireland, and unite in one common Sentiment of loyalty the hearts of that longopposs'd and long unfortunate Nation. One step more still remains to be made — I mean the Liberty of spilling their blood in defence of their King and Country. I doubt not 'twill soon be granted, tho...
Page 297 - ... some time, suddenly broke out in flames. The men were seen, at the hazard of life, using fire engines, and pouring water into the shot-holes. This fire, though kept under during the continuance of daylight, could never be thoroughly subdued. The disorder in these two commanding ships in the...
Page 299 - ... shudder ; and I am told, that in other parts of the lines, which are not within view of my post, the numbers are still greater. Fortunately for my feelings, I have not, at this instant, leisure to reflect much on the state and condition of mankind.
Page 288 - To render the fire of thefe bat' leries the more rapid and inftantaneous, and confequently the more dreadfully- effective, the ingenious projector had contrived a kind of match to be placed on the lights of the guns, ^of fuch a nature as to emulate lightning in the quicknefs of its...
Page 160 - Boastful and rough, your first son is a squire; The next a tradesman, meek, and much a liar; Tom struts a soldier, open, bold, and brave; Will sneaks a scrivener, an exceeding knave: Is he a Churchman?

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