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Page 84 - TROOPS. During the season of repose, his time was devoted to the care and instruction of the officer and soldier; in war he courted service in every quarter of the globe. Regardless of personal considerations, he esteemed that to which his country called him, the post of honour, and by his undaunted spirit and unconquerable perseverance, he pointed the way to victory.
Page 83 - In the school of regimental duty, he obtained that correct knowledge of his profession so essential to the proper direction of the gallant spirit of the soldier ; and he was enabled to establish a characteristic order, and regularity of conduct, because the troops found in their leader a striking example of the discipline which he enforced on others. Having risen to command, he signalized his name in the West Indies, in Holland, and in Egypt.
Page 53 - Were it permitted for a soldier to regret any one who has fallen in the service of his country, I might be excused for lamenting him, more than any other person; but it is some consolation to those who tenderly loved him, that as his life was honourable, so was his death glorious. His memory will be recorded in the annals of his country will be sacred to every British soldier, and embalmed in the recollection of a grateful posterity.
Page 83 - for subsequent military fame ; and his ardent mind, while it ' looked forward to those brilliant achievements for which it was ' formed, applied itself with energy and exemplary assiduity to ' the duties of that station. " ' In the school of regimental duty he obtained that correct ' knowledge of his profession so essential to the proper direction ' of the gallant spirit of the soldier, and he was enabled to estali...
Page 83 - Thus, Sir John Moore, at an early period, obtained, with general approbation, that conspicuous station in which he gloriously terminated his useful and honourable life. " In a Military character, obtained amidst the dangers of climate, the privations incident to service, and the sufferings of repeated wounds, it is difficult to select any one point as a preferable subject for praise. It exhibits, however, one feature so particularly characteristic of the man, and...
Page 82 - ... with him for its late Commander. His career has been unfortunately too limited for his country, but has been sufficient for his own fame. Beloved by the army, honoured by his Sovereign, and respected by his country, he has terminated a life devoted to her service by a glorious death, leaving his name as a memorial, an example, and an incitement, to those who shall follow him in the path of honour; and it is from his country alone that his memory can receive the tribute which is its due.
Page 81 - On no occasion has the undaunted valour of British troops ever been more manifest. At the termination of a severe and harassing march, rendered necessary by the superiority which the enemy had acquired, and which had materially impaired the efficiency of the troops, many disadvantages were to be encountered. These have all been surmounted by the conduct of the troops themselves ; and the enemy has been taught, that, whatever advantages of position or of numbers he may...
Page 48 - October, bestowed warm and liberal praise on the whole army under his command. " Under the Divine Providence," says his royal highness, " this signal victory obtained over the enemy, is to be ascribed to the animated and persevering exertions which have been at all times the characteristics of the British soldier, and which, on no occasion, were ever more eminently displayed...

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