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Fifteen Decisive Battles of the World: From Marathon to Waterloo
Edward Shepherd Creasy
Limited preview - 1994
Alexander Allies American ancient Arminius arms Arrian artillery Asia Asiatic assailed Athenian Athens attack Attila battle Blenheim Blucher brigade British Burgoyne camp campaign Carthage Carthaginian cavalry centre century Charleroi Charles coast column command commenced conquered conquest corps Darius defeated dominion Duke Dumouriez Emperor empire enemy enemy's England English Europe favour fell fight flank fleet force formed forward fought France Gaul German Greece Greek ground Guard Gylippus Hannibal Harold Hasdrubal horse Hougoumont hundred infantry invaders Italy king land legions Lord Louis Macedonian Marathon Marlborough military Miltiades Napoleon nations Nero Norman Orleans Persian Philip position Prince provinces Prussians Quatre Bras race regiments retreat Rhine river rode Roman Roman legions Rome Russia Saxon sent ships Sicily soldiers Spain Spaniards Spanish spirit squadrons sword Syracuse thousand tribes troops Varus veterans victory Waterloo Wavre Wellington whole wing wounded
Page 339 - Last noon beheld them full of lusty life, Last eve in Beauty's circle proudly gay, The midnight brought the signal-sound of strife, The morn the marshalling in arms — the day Battle's magnificently stern array...
Page 339 - And there was mounting in hot haste: the steed. The mustering squadron, and the clattering car. Went pouring forward with impetuous speed, And swiftly forming in the ranks of war; And the deep thunder peal on peal afar; And near, the beat of the alarming drum Roused up the soldier ere the morning star; While thronged the citizens with terror dumb. Or whispering with white lips — "The foe! They come! they come ! " And wild and high the "Cameron's gathering
Page 229 - I know I have the body but of a weak and feeble woman ; but I have the heart and stomach of a king, and of a king of England too ; and think foul scorn that Parma, or Spain, or any prince of Europe, should dare to invade the borders of my realm...
Page 339 - Ah ! then and there was hurrying to and fro, And gathering tears, and tremblings of distress, And cheeks all pale, which but an hour ago Blushed at the praise of their own loveliness ; And there were sudden partings, such as press The life from out young hearts, and choking sighs Which ne'er might be repeated...
Page 229 - I am come amongst you, as you see, at this time, not for my recreation and disport, but being resolved, in the midst and heat of the battle, to live or die amongst you all, to lay down for my God, and for my kingdom, and for my people, my honour and my blood, even in the dust.
Page 118 - Then leave the poor Plebeian his single tie to life — The sweet, sweet love of daughter, of sister, and of wife, The gentle speech, the balm for all that his vexed soul endures, The kiss, in which he half forgets even such a yoke as yours. Still let the maiden's beauty swell the father's breast with pride ; Still let the bridegroom's arms enfold an unpolluted bride.
Page 310 - Burgoyne to Great Britain, upon condition of not serving again in North America during the present contest...
Page 285 - Westward the course of empire takes its way ; The four first acts already past, A fifth shall close the drama with the day — Time's noblest offspring is the last.