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Página 345 - His Royal Highness the Prince Regent has been pleased, in the name and on the behalf of His Majesty, to approve and confirm the finding and sentence of the Court.
Página 269 - ... hundred and thirty-two men ; whilst each of the other nine amounted only to sixty-six. The entire establishment formed a regiment, if we may use the modern expression, of seven hundred and twenty-six horse...
Página 215 - The strongest threw into the river those who were weaker, and hindered their passage, or unfeelingly trampled under foot all the sick whom they found in their way. Many hundreds were crushed to death by the wheels of the cannon : others, hoping to save themselves by swimming, were frozen in the middle of the river, or perished by placing themselves on pieces of ice, which sunk to the bottom.
Página 263 - Lapithse to chariots add the state Of bits and bridles; taught the steed to bound ; To run the ring, and trace the mazy round. To stop, to fly, the rules of war to know : T' obey the rider, and to dare the foe.
Página 266 - Augustina sprung forward over the dead and dying, snatched a match from the hand of a dead artilleryman, and fired off a six-and-twenty pounder; then, jumping upon the gun, made a solemn vow never to quit it alive during the siege.
Página 333 - Our nation may boast,- beyond any other people in the world, of a kind of epidemic bravery, diffused equally through all its ranks. We can show a peasantry of heroes, and fill our armies with clowns, whose courage may vie with that of their general.
Página 159 - St. Jean, from which we expected decisive success ; but by a movement of impatience, so frequent in our military annals, and which has often been so fatal to us, the cavalry of reserve having perceived a retrograde...
Página 281 - Cheshire were built from the end of the fifteenth to the middle of the sixteenth century, when the Perpendicular style obtained.
Página 323 - Mili(tiires, says, that, at thirty-five years of age, a man was already completely lamed by the effect of armour : and James the First justly and wittily observed, that armour not only protected the wearer, but also prevented him from injuring any one else. From cavalry thus equipped, the infantry had, of course, nothing to dread: and as to the argoulets, or light cavalry of the period, they were, in fact, only mounted arquebusiers, intended solely for distant fighting, and consequently just as little...