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T. and W. Boone, 1835 - 343페이지

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Follow-up to Kincaid's "Adventures". Has the feel of sitting on a grandfather's knee listening to stories of his good-old days, loosely stitched onto a chronology of the Peninsular War. The stories ... 전체 리뷰 읽기

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41 페이지 - In peace, Love tunes the shepherd's reed; In war, he mounts the warrior's steed; In halls, in gay attire is seen; In hamlets, dances on the green. Love rules the court, the camp, the grove, And men below, and saints above ; For love is heaven, and heaven is love.
6 페이지 - To beg the voice and utterance of my tongue), A curse shall light upon the limbs of men; Domestic fury and fierce civil strife Shall cumber all the parts of Italy; Blood and destruction shall be so in use, And dreadful objects so familiar, That mothers shall but smile when they behold Their infants quartered with the hands of war, All pity chok'd with custom of fell deeds; And Caesar's spirit, ranging for revenge, With Ate by his side come hot from hell, Shall in these confines with a monarch's voice...
24 페이지 - For twelve days these hardy soldiers had covered the retreat, during which time they had traversed eighty miles of road in two marches, passed several nights under arms in the snow of the mountains, were seven times engaged with the enemy, and they now assembled at the outposts, having fewer men missing from the ranks (including those who had fallen in battle) than any other division in the army.
121 페이지 - ... the ottoman. She got her knee on it at last; and he made a desperate effort to free himself. "Oh, how rough you are!" she exclaimed in her softest voice, adroitly tumbling into the seat as if he had thrown her down, and clinging to his arms, so that it was as much as he could do to keep his feet as he stooped over her, striving to get upright.
167 페이지 - ... so singularly romantic that imagination may scarcely picture them ! The friendship of man is one thing — the friendship of woman another ; and those only who have been on the theatre of fierce warfare, and knowing that such a being was on the spot, watching with earnest and increasing solicitude over his safety alike with those most dear to her, can fully appreciate the additional value which it gives to one's existence.
47 페이지 - ... the whole presented a mass of skirmishers, acting in small parties and under no regular command ; yet each confident in the courage and discipline of those on his right and left, and all regulating their movements by a common discretion, and keeping together with surprising vigour.
41 페이지 - ... the alarm-posts, with the baggage loaded and assembled at a convenient distance in the rear ; and this not upon a concerted signal, or as a trial, but at all times and certain.
164 페이지 - ... as stiff* as the other's tree one — Loftus Gray with a gash in the lip, and minus a portion of one heel, which made him march to the tune of dot and go one — Smith with a shot in the ankle — Eeles minus a thumb — Johnston, in addition to other shot holes...
165 페이지 - ... debauchery, however cruel to many, to me has been the solace and the whole happiness of my life for thirty-three years. A poor defenceless maiden of thirteen years was thrown upon my generous nature through her sister, as described so ably in Johnny Kincaid's book, of which this is an extract — " I was conversing with a friend the day after, at the door of his tent, when we observed two ladies coming from the city, who made directly towards us ; they seemed both young, and when they came near,...
166 페이지 - ... the gloom of a convent, unknowing of the world and to the world unknown, should thus have been wrecked on a sea of troubles, and thrown on the mercy of strangers under circumstances so dreadful, so uncontrollable, and not have sunk to rise no more, must be the wonder of every one. Yet from the moment she was thrown on her own resources, her star was in the ascendant. " Guided by a just sense of rectitude, an innate purity of mind, a singleness of purpose which defied malice, and a soul that soared...

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