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" In vain did Soult with voice and gesture animate his Frenchmen, in vain did the hardiest veterans break from the crowded columns and sacrifice their lives to gain time for the mass to open out on such a fair field ; in vain did the mass itself bear up,... "
England at War: The Story of the Great Campaigns of the British Army ... - Page 314
by William Henry Davenport Adams - 1886
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The British Army: Its Origin, Progress, and Equipment, Volume 3

Sir James Sibbald David Scott - Great Britain - 1880 - 612 pages
...struck by the iron tempest, reeled and staggered like sinking ships. Suddenly and sternly recovering, they closed on their terrible enemies, and then was...Soult, by voice and gesture, animate his Frenchmen Nothing could .stop that astonishing infantry. . . . . The rain flowed after in streams discoloured...
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The Young Buglers: A Tale of the Peninsular War

George Alfred Henty - Peninsular War, 1807-1814 - 1880 - 336 pages
...tempest, reeled and staggered like sinking ships ; but suddenly and sternly recovering, they closed with their terrible enemies, and then was seen with what...majesty the British soldier fights. In vain did Soult with voice and gesture animate his Frenchmen ; in vain did the hardiest veterans break from the crowded...
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The Young Buglers: A Tale of the Peninsular War

George Alfred Henty - Peninsular War, 1807-1814 - 1880 - 336 pages
...tempest, reeled and staggered like sinking ships ; but suddenly and sternly recovering, they closed with their terrible enemies, and then was seen with what...majesty the British soldier fights. In vain did Soult with voice and gesture animate his Frenchmen ; in vain did the hardiest veterans break from the crowded...
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Half hours of English history, from James the first to queen Victoria ...

English history - 1881
...reeled ami •-"••' gered like sinking ships ; but, suddenly and sternly recovering, they closed on terrible enemies, and then was seen with what a strength and majesty the soldier fights. In vain did Soult with voice and gesture animate his Frenchmen ; in vain did the hardiest...
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The Standard authors reader, arranged and annotated by the editor of 'Poetry ...

Griffith, Farran, Browne and co - 1883
...by the iron tempest, reeled and staggered like sinking ships ; but suddenly and sternly recovering, they closed on their terrible enemies, and then was...majesty the British soldier fights. In vain did Soult with voice and gesture animate his Frenchmen ; in vain did the hardiest veterans Lreak from the crowded...
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Prose extracts [&c.].

John Edwin Nixon - 1885
...for the oppressed of every race and of every clime. BRIGHT. (46.) Suddenly and sternly recovering, they closed on their terrible enemies; and then was...fights. In vain did Soult, by voice and gesture, animate lus Frenchmen ; in vain did the hardiest veterans, extricating themselves from the 5 crowded columns,...
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A Manual of English Literature: Historical and Critical : with an Appendix ...

Thomas Arnold - English literature - 1885 - 634 pages
...tempest, reeled and staggered like sinking ships. Suddenly and sternly recovering, they closed with their terrible enemies, and then was seen with what...and majesty the British soldier fights. In vain did Sonlt by voice and gesture animate his Frenchmen ; in vain did the noblest veterans, extricating themselves...
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The Career of Major George Broadfoot, C. B. ...: In Afghanistan and the Punjab

William Broadfoot - Afghan Wars - 1888 - 445 pages
...extreme left, ordered him also to bring his reserve brigade into action.i The carnage was frightful, ' and then was seen with what a strength and majesty the British soldier fights.' 2 The French at length gave way, and ' like a loosened cliff, went headlong down the ascent. The rain...
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Canadian Pen and Ink Sketches

John Fraser - Canada - 1890 - 391 pages
...to be found in Napier's account of the battle of Albuera :—" They closed on their terrible enemy, and then was seen with what a strength and majesty the British soldier fights ! " may be fittingly applied to this desperate handto-hand struggle on Lundy's Lane. The thunders of...
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A Soldier's Experience: Or, A Voice from the Ranks ... A Personal Narrative ...

Timothy Gowing - Crimean War, 1853-1856 - 1892 - 585 pages
...struck by the iron tempest, reeled and staggered like drunken men. Suddenly and sternly recovering, they closed on their terrible enemies, and then was seen with what majesty the British soldier fights. In vain did Soult, by voice and gesture, animate his Frenchmen....
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