General Lord Wolseley (of Cairo): A Memoir

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Bentley, 1883 - 482 pages

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Page 157 - Her majesty's government, therefore, trust that when this matter shall have been brought under the consideration of the government of the United States that government will, of its own accord, offer to the British government such redress as alone could satisfy the British nation, namely, the liberation of the four gentlemen and their delivery to your lordship, in order that they may again be placed under British protection, and a suitable apology for the aggression which has been committed.
Page 267 - He had a fever when he was in Spain, And when the fit was on him, I did mark How he did shake; 'tis true, this god did shake...
Page 314 - That never set a squadron in the field, Nor the division of a battle knows More than a spinster...
Page 267 - I did hear him groan : Ay, and that tongue of his that bade the Romans Mark him and write his speeches in their books, Alas, it cried ' Give me some drink, Titinius,
Page 246 - A scholard, when just from his college broke loose, Can hardly tell how to cry bo to a goose; Your Noveds, and Bluturks, and Omurs,9 and stuff By G — , they don't signify this pinch of snuff. To give a young gentleman right education, The army's the only good school in the nation...
Page 158 - The four persons in question are now held in military custody at Fort Warren, in the State of Massachusetts. They will be cheerfully liberated. Your lordship will please indicate a time and place for receiving them.
Page 246 - G — , they don't signify this pinch of snuff. To give a young gentleman right education, The army's the only good school in the nation : My schoolmaster call'd me a dunce and a fool, But at cuffs I was always the cock of the school ; I never could take to my book for the blood o' me, And the puppy confess'd he expected no good o
Page 177 - Lee's headquarters consisted of about seven or eight pole tents, pitched with their backs to a stake fence, upon a piece of ground so rocky that it was unpleasant to ride over it— its only recommendation being a little stream of good water which flowed close by the General's tent. In front of the tents were some three or four wheeled waggons, drawn up without any regularity, and a number of horses roamed loose about the field.
Page 178 - ... them in the kindest terms. He spoke as a man proud of the victories won by his country, and confident of ultimate success under the blessing of the Almighty, whom he glorified for past successes, and whose aid he invoked for all future operations.
Page 240 - WELLINGTON. Wellington Prize Essays on "the System of Field Manoeuvres best adapted for enabling our Troops to meet a Continental Army.

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