History of the Peninsular War, Volumen1


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Página 796 - 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.
Página 771 - I was sensible, however, that the apathy and indifference of the Spaniards would never have been believed ; that, had the British been withdrawn, the loss of the cause would have been imputed to their retreat ; and it was necessary to risk this army to convince the people of England, as well as the rest of Europe, that the Spaniards had neither the power, nor the inclination, to make any efforts for themselves.
Página 799 - No coffin could be procured, and the officers of his staff wrapped the body, dressed as it was, in a military cloak and blankets. The interment was hastened ; for, about eight in the morning, some firing was heard, and the officers feared that if a serious attack were made, they should be ordered away, and not suffered to pay him their last duty. The officers of his family bore him to the grave ; the funeral service was read by the chaplain ; and the corpse was covered with earth.
Página 680 - we unite to entreat your Majesty to listen to the voice of humanity, to silence that of the passions ; to seek with the intention of arriving at that object ; to conciliate all interests, and thus, preserving all powers which exist, insure the happiness of Europe and of this generation, at the head of which Providence has placed us.
Página 413 - Aragonese, who threw up batteries at the openings of the cross streets, within a few paces of those which the French erected against them. The intervening space was presently heaped with dead, either slain upon the spot, or thrown out from the windows.
Página 342 - Bonaparte has contended with princes without dignity, numbers without ardor, or peoples without patriotism. He has yet to learn what it is to combat a people who are animated by one spirit against him.
Página 798 - I hope the people of England will be satisfied!" "I hope my country will do me justice!
Página 404 - Augustina sprung forward over the dead and dying, snatched a match from the hand of a dead artilleryman, and fired off a six-andtwenty-pounder ; then, jumping upon the gun, made a solemn vow never to quit it alive during the siege.
Página 686 - ... depending upon the decision of peace or war, the king felt it due to himself to ascertain, beyond the possibility of doubt, the views and intentions of his enemies. , It was difficult for his majesty to believe that the emperor of Russia had devoted himself so blindly and fatally to the violence and ambition of the power with which his imperial majesty had unfortunately become allied, as to be prepared openly to abet the usurpation of the Spanish monarchy, and to acknowledge and...
Página 684 - But his majesty is determined not to abandon the cause of the Spanish nation, and of the legitimate monarchy of Spain ; and the pretension of France to exclude from the negociation the central and supreme government, acting in the name of.

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