The linesman; or, Service in the Guards and the line during England's long peace and little wars

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95. oldal - In peace there's nothing- so becomes a man As modest stillness and humility: But when the blast of war blows in our ears. Then imitate the action of the tiger; Stiffen the sinews, summon up the blood...
312. oldal - Things base and vile, holding no quantity, Love can transpose to form and dignity. Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind ; And therefore is wing'd Cupid painted blind...
297. oldal - Royal Approbation of the distinguished gallantry of the Brigade of Foot Guards in the Victory of Waterloo, has been pleased, in the name and on the behalf of His Majesty, to approve of all the Ensigns of the Three Regiments of Foot Guards having the Rank of Lieutenants...
142. oldal - Some flow'rets of Eden ye still inherit, But the trail of the Serpent is over them all!
81. oldal - And opened on a narrow green, Where weeping birch and willow round With their long fibres swept the ground ; Here, for retreat in dangerous hour, Some chief had framed a rustic bower.
346. oldal - The languages, especially the dead; The sciences, and most of all the abstruse; The arts, at least all such as could be said To be the most remote from common use...
217. oldal - I ran it through, even from my boyish days To the very moment that he bade me tell it : Wherein I spake of most disastrous chances, Of moving accidents by flood and field ; Of hairbreadth scapes i...
321. oldal - Tis pleasing to be school'd in a strange tongue By female lips and eyes — that is, I mean, When both the teacher and the taught are young, As was the case at least where I have been...

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