Sequel of The Policy of England Towards Spain: In Answer to the Earl of Carnarvon's Work Entitled "Portugal and Galicia" : to which is Prefixed an Answer to an Article in the Quarterly Review, Issue 115

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James Ridgway and Sons, 1837 - Great Britain - 205 pages
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Page 168 - Now commenced that wild and desperate wickedness which tarnished the lustre of the soldier's heroism. All, indeed, were not alike, for hundreds risked, and many lost, their lives in striving to stop the violence, but the madness generally prevailed, and as the worst men were leaders here, all the dreadful passions of human nature were displayed. Shameless rapacity, brutal intemperance, savage lust, cruelty and murder, shrieks and piteous lamentations, groans, shouts...
Page 168 - Shameless rapacity, brutal intemperance, savage lust, cruelty, and murder, shrieks and piteous lamentations, groans, shouts, imprecations, the hissing of fires bursting from the houses, the crashing of doors and windows, and the reports of muskets used in violence, resounded for two days and nights in the streets of Badajoz!
Page 87 - No magistrate can violate that sanctuary ; no execution can be put into it, nor can his arms or his horse be seized ; he cannot be arrested for debt, or subjected to imprisonment upon any pretext whatever, without a previous summons to appear under the old tree of Guernica, where he is made acquainted with the offence imputed to him, and called upon for his defence ; he is then discharged on the spot, or bailed, or committed, according to the nature of the crime and the evidence adduced against him....
Page 168 - ... prevailed, and at last, the fury rising to an absolute madness, a fire was wilfully lighted in the middle of the great magazine, when the town and all in it would have been blown to atoms, but for the energetic courage of some officers and a few soldiers who still preserved their senses.
Page 63 - Russias, animated by the desire of stopping the effusion of blood, and of arresting the evils of all kinds which might arise from 'the continuance of such a state of things, have resolved to unite their efforts, and to regulate the...
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Page 167 - O'Toole's attack was also successful, and at the other side of the town Pack's Portuguese meeting no resistance, had entered the place, and the reserves also came in. Then throwing off the restraints of discipline, the troops committed frightful excesses. The town was fired in three or four places — the soldiers menaced their officers, and shot each other — many were killed in the...

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