Letters and Journals of Field-Marshal Sir William Maynard Gomm... from 1799 to Waterloo, 1815

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J. Murray, 1881 - Great Britain - 378 pages
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Page 30 - HISTORY OF FRANCE ; from the Earliest Times to the Establishment of the Second Empire, 1852. By REV.
Page 258 - Shameless rapacity, brutal intemperance, savage lust, cruelty, and murder, shrieks and piteous lamentations, groans, shouts, imprecations, the hissing of fires bursting from the houses, the crashing of doors and windows, and the reports of muskets used in violence, resounded for two days and nights in the streets of Badajos...
Page 249 - I shall shew myself beyond the Pyrenees, the frightened leopard will fly to the • ocean, to avoid shame, defeat, and death. The triumph of my arms will be the triumph of the genius of good over that of evil ; of moderation, order, and morality, over civil war, anarchy, and the bad passions.
Page 284 - It is impossible to describe the joy manifested by the inhabitants of Madrid upon our arrival ; and I hope that the prevalence of the same sentiments of detestation of the French yoke, and of a strong desire to secure the independence of their country, which first induced them to set the example of resistance to the usurper, will induce them again to make exertions in the cause of their country, which being more wisely directed, will be more efficacious than those formerly made.
Page 284 - Retiro. it is impossible to describe the joy manifested by the inhabitants of Madrid upon our arrival ; and I hope that the prevalence of the same sentiments of detestation of the French yoke, and of a strong desire to secure the independence of their country, which first induced them to set the example of resistance to the usurper, will induce them to make exertions in the cause of their country, which will be more efficacious than those formerly made.
Page 20 - Gennesareth, &c. A Canoe Cruise in Palestine and Egypt, and the Waters of Damascus.
Page 284 - There were found in the Retiro 189 pieces of brass ordnance in excellent condition, 900 barrels of powder, 20,000 stand of arms, and considerable magazines of clothing, and provisions, and ammunition. The eagles of the 13th and 51st Regiments, which were also found there, were sent by Lord Wellington to HRH the Prince Regent. ' The Escurial : August 21, 1812. ' . . . They have taken care for the present that Madrid shall not be our Capua, and have quartered four divisions of us in and about this...
Page 313 - O'Donoju, and the officers of the staff of the Spanish army, have invariably rendered me every assistance in their power in the course of these operations...
Page 156 - Sellis, conscious of his own guilt (for there appears no doubt that he was the assassin) imagined, when the alarm was given at his door, that they were about to take him into custody, and immediately cut his throat. His blue coat was found folded up on a chair...

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