Works, Volume 15, Parts 8-9

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Chapman & Hall, 1865

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Page 221 - ... more address to lead an audience from despondency to sudden exultation, than Accident had here prepared to excite the passions of a whole People. They despaired ; they triumphed ; and they wept, — for Wolfe had fallen in the hour of victory ! Joy, grief, curiosity, astonishment, were painted in every countenance : the more they inquired, the higher their admiration rose. Not an incident but was heroic and affecting.
Page 243 - Teutschland, with such pieties and unconquerable silent valours, such opulences human and divine, amid its wreck of new and old confusions, is not to be cut in Four, and made to dance to the piping of Versailles or another. Far the contrary ! To Versailles itself there has gone forth, Versailles may read it or not, the writing on the wall : ' Thou art weighed in the balance, and found wanting...
Page 127 - ... history of every wound, and grow themselves soldiers, before they find strength for the field. But this were nothing, did we not feel the alternate insolence of either army, as it happens to advance or retreat...
Page 138 - I have seen what I never thought to be possible, — a single line of infantry break through three lines of cavalry, ranked in order of battle, and tumble them to ruin...
Page 175 - ... (loss not at all considerable, in a War of such dimensions !) " The British troops behaved upon this occasion with as much " generosity as courage; and it deserves admiration, that, in an affair " of this kind, the town and the inhabitants suffered very little; which " is owing to the good order Brigadier Burgoyne kept up even in the

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