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Page 15 - And Ardennes waves above them her green leaves, Dewy with Nature's tear-drops, as they pass, Grieving, if aught inanimate e'er grieves, Over the unreturning brave,—alas ! Ere evening to be trodden like the grass Which now beneath them, but above shall grow In its next verdure, when this fiery mass Of living valour, rolling on the foe And burning with high hope, shall moulder cold and low.
Page 171 - in your own breast for two years, to be produced at last, not (as it would appear) from a sense of public duty, but in furtherance of your personal hostility against the Governor. " Either the charge is in the last degree false and calumnious, or you can have no possible excuse for having hitherto suppressed it.
Page 170 - made to me observations upon the benefit which would result to Europe from the death of Napoleon Bonaparte, of which event he spoke in a manner which, considering his situation and mine, was peculiarly distressing to
Page 208 - His zeal and ability in command of the outposts, on various occasions, obtained for him this flattering encomium from General Moore : " Lowe, when you're at the outposts, I always feel sure of a good night's rest." And the same gallant and distinguished officer, when writing
Page 191 - a tropical climate, only 15° from the Line, St Helena is certainly a healthy island, if not the most healthy of this description in the world. During one period of twelve months, we did not lose one man by disease out of 500 of the 66th, quartered at Deadwood.
Page 198 - In his bright radiance and collateral light Must I be comforted, not in his sphere.
Page 193 - Town to Deadwood for cooler and better air. The clouds moved so steadily and regularly with the trade wind, that there appeared to be no time for atmospherical accumulations of electricity, and we never had any thunder or lightning. No instance of hydrophobia in man or any inferior animal had ever been known in St Helena.
Page 169 - was immediately noted down with an ability and exactness which reflect the highest credit on my military secretary [Major Gorrequer]. This gentleman was not only a perfect master of the French language, but possessed a memory equally remarkable for its accuracy and tenacity, and was therefore eminently qualified to report the conversations