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" British officers could not give them ; and, notwithstanding that the Portuguese are now the fighting cocks of the army, I believe we owe their merits more to the care we have taken of their pockets and bellies than to the instruction we have given them. "
Estremadura, Leon, Gallicia, the Asturias, the Castiles (old and new), the ... - Page 471
by Richard Ford - 1855
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The Edinburgh Review: Or Critical Journal, Volume 98

Sydney Smith, Lord Francis Jeffrey Jeffrey, Macvey Napier, William Empson, Sir George Cornewall Lewis, Henry Reeve, Arthur Ralph Douglas Elliot (Hon.), Harold Cox - 1853
...the stomach.' ' The Portuguese are now,' writes the Duke, ' the fighting cocks of the army. I believe we owe their merits ' more to the care we have taken of their pockets and belliet than ' to the instruction we have given them. As for fhe French ' troops, it is notorious that...
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The Dispatches of Field Marshal the Duke of Wellington, K. G. During His ...

Arthur Wellesley Duke of Wellington - Great Britain - 1838
...give them ; and, notwithstanding that the Portuguese arc now the fighting cocks of the army, I believe we owe their merits more to the care we have taken...bellies than to the instruction we have given them. • In the end of last campaign they behaved in many instances exceedingly ill, because they were in...
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The Dispatches of Field Marshal the Duke of Wellington, K.G.: Peninsula ...

Arthur Wellesley Duke of Wellington, John Gurwood (omp.) - Great Britain - 1838
...give them ; and, notwithstanding that the Portuguese are now the fighting cocks of the army, I believe we owe their merits more to the care we have taken...bellies than to the instruction we have given them. ' In the end of last campaign they behaved in many instances exceedingly ill, because they were in...
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Selections from the Dispatches and General Orders of Field Marshall the Duke ...

Arthur Wellesley Duke of Wellington - Great Britain - 1842 - 939 pages
...give them ; and, notwithstanding that the Portuguese are now the fighting cocks of the army, I believe we owe their merits more to the care we have taken...bellies, than to the instruction we have given them. In the end of last campaign they behaved in many instances exceedingly ill, because they were in extreme...
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The life of ... the duke of Wellington

Joachim Hayward Stocqueler - 1852
...instrumentality: — " Notwithstanding that the Portuguese are now the fighting coc!u of the army, I believe we owe their merits more to the care we have taken of their pockets and their bellies than to the instructions Ģe have given them. In the end of the last campaign they behaved,...
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The Words of Wellington: Collected from His Despatches, Letters, and ...

1869 - 221 pages
...give them ; and notwithstanding that the Portuguese are now the fightingcocks of the army, I believe we owe their merits more to the care we have taken...bellies than to the instruction we have given them. In the end of last campaign, they behaved, in many instances, exceedingly ill, because they were in...
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The Creevey Papers: A Selection from the Correspondence & Diaries ..., Volume 1

Thomas Creevey - Great Britain - 1904
...able to write to Lord Liverpool : " The Portuguese are now infighting cocks of the army. I believe we owe their merits more to the care we have taken of their pockets and their bellies, than to the instruction we have given them " [Despatches, x. 569]. i8io.] WELLINGTON...
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A History of the British Army, Volume 9

Sir John William Fortescue - Great Britain - 1920
...was able to describe the Portuguese as " the fighting cocks of the army "; but he added, " I believe we owe their merits more to the care we have taken...bellies than to the instruction we have given them." l As regards the British Army, the Government, though still deferring its supreme effort, was straining...
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Napoleon and Wellington: The Battle of Waterloo- and the Great Commanders ...

Andrew Roberts - Biography & Autobiography - 2001 - 350 pages
...well at Vitoria, as 'the fighting cocks of the army', but could not forbear adding that this was owing more to 'the care we have taken of their pockets and bellies than to the instruction we have given them'.18 It was after Vitoria that Wellington started being popularly compared to Napoleon. In the...
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