Annals of the peninsular campaigns: from MDCCCVIII to MDCCCXIV.

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Page 71 - On all, has cropped the rest with ruthless hand, While only I survive of all that band Which one chaste bed did to my father raise; It seems, that like a column left alone, The tottering remnant of some splendid fane, 'Scaped from the fury of the barbarous Gaul, And wasting Time, which has the rest o'erthrown, Amidst our house's ruins I remain, Single, unpropped, and nodding to my fall.
Page 372 - What would the English government have said, had it been proposed to them to admit the catholic insurgents of Ireland ? France, without having any treaties with them, has been in communication with them, has made them promises, and has frequently sent them succours.
Page 369 - we unite to entreat your Majesty to listen to the voice of humanity, to silence that of the passions ; to seek with the intention of arriving at that object ; to conciliate all interests, and thus, preserving all powers which exist, insure the happiness of Europe and of this generation, at the head of which Providence has placed us.
Page 342 - King (abstaining from any observations upon other parts of the convention) repeats his disapprobation of those articles, his Majesty deeming it necessary that his sentiments should be clearly understood, as to the impropriety and danger of the unauthorized admission into military conventions of articles of such a description, which, especially when incautiously framed, may lead to the most injurious consequences.
Page 199 - The conflict was continued from street to street, from house to house, from room to room, and with renewed spirit on the part of the defenders. They gradually beat back their opponents, and regained the greater portion of the city. In the meanwhile, Verdier being wounded had retired from the command, and Lefebvre received orders from Madrid to raise the seige, and take up a position at Milagro.
Page 200 - ... pervert our natural sense of right and wrong, every reader sympathizes with the besieged, and nothing, even in fictitious narratives, excites so deep and animating an interest. There is not, either in the annals of ancient or of modern times, a single event recorded more worthy to be held in admiration, now and for ever more, than the siege of Zaragoza.
Page 364 - ... communicated the general fact, that Spain was in insurrection, and that the English fleet rode triumphant on her coasts, the reporter resumes a noble confidence in the power and authority which he was invoking. " No, never, Sire, shall it be thus. Two millions of brave men are ready, if necessary, to cross the Pyrenees, and chase the English from the Peninsula ; if the French would combat for the liberty of the seas, they must begin by rescuing Spain from the influence of England.
Page 185 - ... of a garden ; in others, by buildings, or by the remains of an old Moorish wall, which has a slight parapet, but without any platform even for musquetry. The...
Page 340 - Report, we most humbly submit our opinion that no further military proceeding is necessary on the subject ; because howsoever some of us may differ in our sentiments respecting the fitness of the Convention in the relative situation of the two armies, it is our unanimous declaration, that unquestionable zeal and firmness appear throughout to have been exhibited by Lieut.
Page 123 - I will relieve them. Your greatness makes a part of mine. " Your princes have ceded to me all their rights to the Spanish crown. I will not reign over your provinces, but I will acquire an eternal right to the love and gratitude of your posterity. " Your monarchy is old ; it must be renovated, that you may enjoy the blessings of a renovation, which shall not be purchased by civil war or desolation.

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