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Page 333 - A History of Our Own Times, from the Accession of Queen Victoria to the General Election of 1880. Four Vols. demy Svo, cloth extra, 12s. each. — Also a POPULAR EDITION, in Four Vols. crown 8vo, cloth extra, 6s. each. A Short History of Our Own Times.
Page 87 - They may, in conjunction with my present force and that under General Lee, enable us to attempt a stroke upon the forces of the enemy, who lie a good deal scattered, and to all appearance in a state of security. A' lucky blow in this quarter would be fatal to them, and would most certainly rouse the spirits of the people, which are quite sunk by our late misfortunes.
Page 329 - UNITED STATES. History of the United States. FIRST SERIES : From the Discovery of the Continent to the Organization of the Government under the Federal Constitution. SECOND SERIES : From the Adoption of the Federal Constitution to the End of the Sixteenth Congress.
Page 334 - With a, full View of the English-Dutch Struggle against Spain, and of the Origin and Destruction of the Spanish Armada. By JOHN LOTHROP MOTLEY, LL.D., DCL Portraits.
Page 30 - Londonderry brought forward his motion on our foreign relations, and moved that an humble address be presented to his Majesty, praying that he would be graciously pleased to...
Page 334 - HISTORY OF FRANCE; from the Earliest Times to the Establishment of the Second Empire, 1852.
Page 165 - General Burgoyne's army being exceedingly reduced by repeated defeats, by desertion, sickness, &c., their provisions exhausted; their military horses, tents, and baggage, taken or destroyed; their retreat cut off, and their camp invested, they can only be allowed to surrender prisoners of war.
Page 207 - It is finishing a noble career early ; I die the victim of my ambition and of the avarice of my sovereign.
Page 93 - The out-guards made but small opposition, though, for their numbers, they behaved very well, keeping up a constant retreating fire from behind houses. We presently saw their main body formed ; but, from their motions, they seemed undetermined how to act.
Page 56 - This biscuit was so hard that they sometimes broke it up with a cannon-ball, and the story ran that it had been taken from the French in the Seven Years' War and lain in Portsmouth ever since. The English had kept it twenty years or so, and were now feeding 'the Germans with it, that these might, if it were God's will, destroy Rochambeau and Lafayette.