In the War with Mexico: A Midshipman's Adventures on Ship and Shore

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C. Scribner's sons, 1903 - Mexican War, 1846-1848 - 313 pages
 

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Page 280 - I heard the bullets whistle, and, believe me, there is something charming in the sound" This rodomontade, as Horace Walpole terms it reached the ears of George II.
Page 115 - Poor young man," said Napoleon, compassionately, as he approached the prince, " I deplore your misfortunes. Personally you have not deserved them, for I know you have fought bravely, and are worthy of a better fate than that of a prisoner of war ; but will you give me your word of honor that you will not attempt to escape or participate again in this war against me? " " Sire," said the prince, pointing at his wounded right arm, " sire, I believe I must give you my word of honor. I am your prisoner,...
Page 73 - Burghclere seems to feel that the most that can be said for him is that he was actuated by loyalty, and that loyalty is out of date.
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Page 134 - They guessed that it was by this time between two and three o'clock in the morning, although they had no means of telling time since Denton's watch had been taken from him by Garcia.

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