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Flood and Field; Or, the Recollections of a Soldier of Fortune
William Hamilton Maxwell
Nincs elérhető előnézet - 2016
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95. oldal - Rome! my country! city of the soul! The orphans of the heart must turn to thee, Lone mother of dead empires! and control In their shut breasts their petty misery. What are our woes and sufferance ? Come and see The cypress, hear the owl, and plod your way O'er steps of broken thrones and temples, Ye! Whose agonies are evils of a day— A world is at our feet as fragile as our clay.
95. oldal - Where the car climb'd the capitol ; far and wide Temple and tower went down, nor left a site :— Chaos of ruins ! who shall trace the void, O'er the dim fragments cast a lunar light, And say,
277. oldal - I being Sketches from Life. - ' Who is unfamiliar with those brilliant sketches of naval, particularly the pictures of Turkish life and manners, from the pen of the 'Roving Englishman,' and who does not hail their collection into a companionable-sized volume with delight?
162. oldal - Lord Fitzroy Somerset, the only staff-officer who had kept up with him, galloped with these orders out of Sauroren by one road, the French light cavalry dashed in by another, and the English general rode alone up the mountain to reach his troops.
275. oldal - Works. The above are printed on superior paper, bound in cloth. Each volume is embellished with an Illustration ; and this Standard Edition is admirably suited for private, select, and public Libraries. The odd Numbers and Parts to complete volumes may be obtained...
236. oldal - ... attack. Observing now the effect of the admirable fire of the batteries against the curtain, though the enemy was so much covered, a great effort was ordered to be made to gain the high ridge at all hazards, at the same time that an attempt should be made to storm the hornwork. " It fell to the lot of the 2nd brigade of the 5th division, under the command of Colonel the Hon.
254. oldal - The moment was one of agony, and we continued, with aching eyes, to watch the result, until, after a short and appalling interval, we saw the acclivity of the breach covered with a cloud of crimson...
150. oldal - ... two Arapiles which we possessed, and from thence to attack and break our line ; or, at all events, to render difficult any movement of ours to our right. The extension of his line to his left, however, and its advance upon our right, notwithstanding that his troops still occupied very strong ground, and his position was well defended by cannon, gave me an opportunity of attacking him, for which I had long been anxious.
235. oldal - ... and traverses in the horn-work, on the ramparts of the curtain, and inside of the town opposite to the breach, and ready to pour a most destructive fire of musketry on both flanks of the approach to the top of the narrow ridge of the curtain.