History of Europe, from the Commencement of the French Revolution, in 1789, to the Restoration of the Bourbons in 1815, Volume 8

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W. Blackwood, 1870

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Page 224 - Being existed with whom a thousand years are as one day, and one day as a thousand years.
Page 32 - By the struggling moonbeam's misty light, And the lantern dimly burning. No useless coffin enclosed his breast, Not in sheet nor in shroud we wound him; But he lay like a warrior taking his rest, With his martial cloak around him.
Page 31 - It is as well as it is. I had rather it should go out of the field with me;" — and in that manner, so becoming to a soldier, Moore was borne from the fight.
Page 194 - Pitt, who, since his election, has accepted the office of First Lord of the Treasury and Chancellor of the Exchequer.
Page 31 - the people of England will be satisfied ! I hope my country will do me justice ! ' These precious sentences were among the last he uttered : his sufferings were not long : he expired with the hand of Colonel Anderson pressed firmly in his own.
Page 295 - In the youth of a state, arms do flourish; in the middle age of a state, learning; and then both of them together for a time; in the declining age of a state, mechanical arts and merchandise.
Page 247 - The negotiations occupied six days, when conditions were agreed to — that the garrison should march out with the honours of war, and that all the ammunition, stores, &c., in the castle be delivered up without injury to the besieging army.
Page 300 - France, which deprived it of the happiness of being one day governed by the descendants of a great man, evidently raised up by Providence to efface the evils of a terrible revolution, and to re-establish the altar, the throne, and social order.
Page 272 - ... ordnance, upon travelling carriages, should be sent to Portugal, with a view to the occupation of certain positions in the country ; that a corps of engineers for an army of 60,000 men should be sent there, and a corps of artillery for sixty pieces of cannon. " I understand that the British army now in Portugal consists of 20,000 men, including cavalry. It should be made up 20,000 infantry, at least, as soon as .possible, by additions...
Page 32 - Sir John Moore, I need not expatiate on the loss the army and his country have sustained by his death. His fall has deprived me of a valuable friend, to whom long experience of his worth had sincerely attached me.

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