Tales of the Wars; Or, Naval and Military Chronicle: To which is Prefixed, A Memoir of the Early Life and Services of William the Fourth, with an Authentic Portrait of His Majesty, 3. kötet

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W.M. Clark, 1838

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198. oldal - He was always cool ; and nobody ever observed the least variation in his countenance : he could refuse more gracefully than other people could grant ; and those who went away from him the most dissatisfied, as to the substance of their business, were yet personally charmed with him, and, in some degree, comforted by his manner.
346. oldal - After suffering unheard-of calamities, they resolved to attempt the enemy's camp. They boldly sallied forth : the English joined battle ; and, after a long and desperate engagement, Count Vienne was taken prisoner, and the citizens who survived the slaughter retired within their gates.- The command devolving upon Eustace St.
198. oldal - Second, struck by those very Graces, gave him five thousand pounds, with which he immediately bought an annuity for his life, of five hundred pounds a-year, of my grandfather, Halifax,* which was the foundation of his subsequent fortune.
198. oldal - I will venture (contrary to the custom of profound historians, who always assign deep' causes for great events) to ascribe the better half of the Duke of Marlborough's greatness and riches to those Graces. He was eminently illiterate ; wrote bad English, and spelled it still worse. He had no share of what is commonly called Parts ; that is, he had no brightness, nothing shining in his genius.
54. oldal - ... the eye could reach, presented unbroken, one white and savage appearance. The soldiers, vainly struggling with the snow and the wind, which rushed upon them with the...
348. oldal - He took the six prisoners into his custody ; then ordered the gates to be opened, and gave charge to his attendants to conduct the remaining citizens, with their families, through the camp of the English.
67. oldal - The officer, who was a well bred man, took up one of the potatoes and affected to feed, as if he had found a great dainty ; but it was very plain, that he ate more from good manners than good appetite. Presently he broke out into a hearty laugh. Marion looked surprised. " I beg pardon, general," said he : " but one cannot, you know, always command his conceits.
346. oldal - Europe were intent on the issue. The English made their approaches and attacks without remission ; but the citizens were as obstinate in repelling all their efforts. At length famine did more for Edward than arms. After the citizens had devoured the lean carcasses of their starved cattle, they tore up old foundations and rubbish in search of vermin.
198. oldal - He was eminently illiterate ; wrote bad English, and spelled it still worse. He had no share of what is commonly called parts; that is, he had no brightness, nothing shining in his genius. He had, most undoubtedly, an excellent good plain understanding, with sound judgment. But these alone would probably have raised him but something higher than they found him, which was page to King James II.'s Queen. There the graces protected and promoted him...
208. oldal - resolved that the thanks of Congress in their own name, and in the name of the Thirteen United Colonies whom they represent, be presented to his Excellency General Washington, and the officers and soldiers under his command, for their wise and spirited conduct in the siege and acquisition of Boston...

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