Recollections of thirty-nine years in the Army: Gwalior and the Battle of Maharajpore, 1843, the gold coast of Africa, 1847-48, the Indian mutiny, 1857-58, the expedition to China, 1860-61, the siege of Paris, 1870-71, etc.,
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Recollections of Thirty-Nine Years in the Army: Gwalior and the Battle of ...
Charles Alexander Gordon
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Page 151 - ... forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any ; even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye.
Page 21 - The hopes that with the* glide. Float on — float on — thy freight is flowers, And every flower reveals The dreaming of my lonely hours, The hope my spirit feels. Float on — float on — thy shining lamp. The light of love, is there ; If lost beneath the waters damp, That love must then despair.
Page 91 - My name appeared in the (Queen's) Jubilee Gazette (1887) a» having been given the Grand Cross of the Indian Empire, but what I valued still more was the acceptance by the Government of India of my strong recommendation for the establishment of a club or institute in every British regiment and battery In India.
Page 21 - ... which it questions, is ill-fated. » Float on— float on— thy freight is flowers, And every flower reveals The dreaming of my lonely hours, The hope my spirit feels. Float on— float on— thy shining lamp, The light of love, is there ; If lost beneath the waters damp, That love must then despair. Float on — beneath the moonlight float The sacred billows o'er ; All, some kind spirit guards my boat, For it has gained the shore.
Page 121 - Lord Roberts answers this question by stating how, in his judgment, such a calamity may best be guarded against : "(1) By never allowing the present proportion of British to Native soldiers to be diminished or the discipline and efficiency of the Native army to become slack. (2...
Page 153 - Council desires to offer to this distinguished regiment his hearty thanks, not only for its good service before the enemy, but for the admirable example which it has presented to the young soldiers of the Indian Army by its perfection of discipline, conduct, and efficiency. The regiment will be saluted by the guns of Fort William on its departure.
Page 148 - Is spoken of in the proclamation," he wrote, "Lord Canning looks forward with very sanguine hope. It is impossible that the justice, charity and kindliness, as well as the true wisdom which mark these words, should not be appreciated." The Queen always used her powerful Influence on behalf of peace and goodwill between nations. On one notable occasion the tact and discretion of her Majesty and the Prince Consort averted the terrible calamity of a war between Great Britain and the United States.
Page 107 - ... of pain, or the present loss or injury that it occasions, but according to its more general, remote, and permanent effects and bearings ; — whether by it we are not impelled to the practice -of many virtues which otherwise might lie dormant in us—- whether our moral habits are not improved — whether...
Page 121 - ... Thus does Sir George Campbell's dictum, " The Mutiny was a sepoy revolt, not a Hindu rebellion," seem to involve a misconception. " Is there any chance of a mutiny occurring again ? " Lord Roberts answers this question by stating how, in his judgment, such a calamity may best be guarded against : "(1...