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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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33 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.
97 페이지 - 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 Cry "Havoc...
9 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.
166 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.
246 페이지 - Nor could it be abused, for she stood by the side of an angel ! A being more transcendingly lovely I had never before seen — one more amiable I have never yet known ! " Fourteen summers had not yet passed over her youthful countenance, which was of a delicate freshness — more English than Spanish ; her face, though not perhaps rigidly beautiful, was nevertheless so remarkably handsome, and so irresistibly attractive, surmounting a figure cast in nature's fairest mould, that to look at her was...
248 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 unceasing solicitude over his safety, alike with those most dear to her, can fully appreciate the additional value which it gives to one's existence.
245 페이지 - ... kingdom; he might, or he might not, still be living. But yesterday she and this her young sister were able to live in affluence and in a handsome house; to-day they knew not where to lay their heads, where to get a change of raiment or a morsel of bread. Her house, she said, was a wreck; and, to show the indignities to which they had been subjected, she pointed to where the blood was still trickling down their necks, caused by the wrenching of their ear-rings through the flesh by the hands of...
33 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.
242 페이지 - Beck with with a cork- leg — Pemberton and Manners with a shot each in the knee, making them 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...

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