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A History of the Lancashire Fusiliers: (formerly XX Regiment);, Volume 1
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A History of the Lancashire Fusiliers: (Formerly Xx Regiment) Volume 1
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Page 314 - ... imagination superior to every orator, ancient or modern. There, with eyes reverentially fixed on Burke, appeared the finest gentleman of the age, his form developed by every manly exercise, his face beaming with intelligence and spirit, the ingenious, the chivalrous, the high-souled Windham. Nor, though surrounded by such men, did the youngest manager pass unnoticed.
Page 374 - The assistance I was enabled to give was small indeed ; I had not even a cup of wine to offer her ; -but I was told she had found, from some kind and fortunate hand, a little rum and dirty water. All I could furnish to her was an open boat, and a few lines written upon dirty and wet paper, to General Gates, recommending her to his protection.
Page 315 - To the generation which is now in the vigor of life, he is the sole representative of a great age which has passed away. But those who, within the last ten years, have listened with delight, till the morning sun shone on the tapestries of the House of Lords, to the lofty and animated eloquence of Charles Earl Grey...
Page 299 - TO THE MEMORY OF JAMES WOLFE, MAJOR-GENERAL AND COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF OF THE BRITISH LAND FORCES ON AN EXPEDITION AGAINST QUEBEC, WHO, AFTER SURMOUNTING BY ABILITY AND VALOUR ALL OBSTACLES OF ART AND NATURE, WAS SLAIN, IN THE MOMENT OF VICTORY, ON THE XIII OF SEPTEMBER, MDCCL1X, THE KING AND PARLIAMENT OF GREAT BRITAIN DEDICATE THIS MONUMENT.
Page 170 - A free passage to be granted to the army under Lieutenant-General Burgoyne to Great Britain, on condition of not serving again in North America during the present contest...
Page 124 - God he attributes the glory of the day to the intrepidity aud extraordinary good behaviour of these troops, which he assures them he shall retain the strongest sense of as long as he lives ; and if ever, upon any...
Page 213 - ... had landed and was coming through the brushwood at double quick time. I rode instantly to meet them, and explained to Ross how matters stood. He caught the spirit of the affair in an instant, pressed onward, drove the swarm of sharp-shooters before him ; gave the French cavalry such a volley as sent them off in confusion to the rear ; and passing beyond the left of Cole's brigade, wheeled the 2Oth to their right, and opened a shattering fire on the enemy's battalions.
Page 374 - General leaser's funeral), readily undertook to accompany her; and with one female servant, and the major's valet de chambre who had a ball, which he had received in the late action, then in his shoulder), she rowed down the river to meet the enemy.