An account of the mutinies in Oudh, and of the siege of the Lucknow residency

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Page 300 - Once fairly SEEN, all our doubts and fears regarding them were ended: and then the garrison's long pent-up feelings of anxiety and suspense burst forth in a succession of deafening cheers; from every pit, trench and battery - from behind the sandbags piled on shattered houses - from every post still held by a few gallant spirits, rose cheer on cheer — even from the hospital! Many of the wounded crawled forth to join in that glad shout of welcome to those who had so bravely come to our assistance....
Page 312 - The Major-General, therefore, in gratitude for and admiration of the brilliant deeds in arms achieved by General Havelock and his gallant troops, will cheerfully waive his rank on the occasion; and will accompany the force to Lucknow in his civil capacity as Chief Commissioner of Oude, tendering his military services to General Havelock as a volunteer.
Page 2 - That young lady had a talent for describing the involvements and feelings and characters of ordinary life, which is to me the most wonderful I ever met with. The Big Bow-wow strain I can do myself like any now going ; but the exquisite touch, which renders ordinary commonplace things and characters interesting, from the truth of the description and the sentiment, is denied to me.
Page 260 - If you hope to save this force, no time must be lost in pushing forward. We are daily being attacked by the enemy, who are within a few yards of our defences.
Page 426 - Excellency declares he never saw men behave better. " 5. The storming of the Sekundur Bagh and the Shah Nujeef has never been surpassed in daring, and the success of it was most brilliant and complete. " 6. The movement of last night, by which the final rescue of the garrison was effected, was a model of discipline and exactness. The consequence was, that the enemy was completely deceived, and the force retired by a narrow tortuous lane, the only line of retreat open, in the face of 50,000 enemies,...
Page 2 - His work is and must be the standard history of the country, and, as such, should reach every family and be studied by every person who would be acquainted with the events of our past existence." — New Haven Journal. " The further this work proceeds, the more do we feel that it must take its place as an essentially satisfactory History of the United States.
Page 300 - Once fairly seen, all our doubts and fears regarding them were ended : and then the garrison's longpent-up feelings of anxiety and suspense burst forth in a succession of deafening cheers. From every pit, trench, and battery — from behind the sand-bags piled on shattered houses — from every post still held by a few gallant spirits, rose cheer on cheer...
Page 22 - ... this mode of anticipating history : it has great charms. How much more delightful to us must be the sketches of George III. and George IV. — Queen Charlotte and Queen Caroline — Pitt and Fox — Canning and Windham — (to say nothing of the minor portraits) — all fresh, as it were, from the hand of a painter, their contemporary, and in some degree ours — than they will be in another generation, when they might be exhibited without offence, and received with indifference ! Nor can it...
Page 259 - We are daily being attacked by the enemy, who are within a few yards of our defences. Their mines have already weakened our post, and I have every reason to believe they are carrying on others. Their 18-pounders are within 150 yards of some of our batteries, and from their position, and our inability to form working parties, we cannot reply to them, and consequently the damage done hourly is very great. My strength now in Europeans is 350, and about 300...
Page 443 - Our loss has been chiefly from the sun, and their heavy guns. Our rations will last a fortnight, and we are still well supplied with ammunition. Our guns are serviceable. Report says that troops are advancing from Allahabad ; and any assistance might save our garrison. We, of course, are prepared to hold out to the last. It Is needless to mention the names of those who have been killed, or died. We trust in God ; and if our exertions here assist your safety, it will be a consolation to know that...

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