The eventful life of a soldier, during the late war in Portugal, Spain, and France; by a sergeant of the ** regiment of infantry

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Стр. 168 - The enemy retired in the night; and on the 12th the 6th corps, with General Montbrun's cavalry, took up a strong position at the end of a defile, between Redinha and Pombal, with their right in a wood upon the Soure river, and their left extending towards the high ground above the river of Redinha.
Стр. 169 - ... of Condeixa ; and the enemy encamped last night at Cazal Nova, in the mountains, about a league from Condeixa. " We immediately communicated with Coimbra, and made prisoners a detachment of the enemy's cavalry which were upon the road. We...
Стр. 83 - My good woman, (said the officer,) I feel for you much ; but my orders are peremptory, that no more than six women to each hundred men go with their husbands. You have had your chance as well as the other women; and, although it is hard enough on you to be separated from your husband, yet there are many more in the same predicament; and it is totally out of my power to help it...
Стр. 81 - When the first bugle sounded, he got up, and prepared his things. Here a new source of grief sprung up. In laying aside the articles which he intended to leave, and which they had used together, the idea seemed fixed in her mind, that they would never use them in that way again ; and as she put them aside, she watered them with her tears. Her teapot, her cups, and every thing that they had used in common — all had their apostrophe of sorrow. He tried to persuade her to remain...
Стр. 373 - Sir Henry Clinton, attacked and carried the heights on the enemy's right, and the redoubt which covered and protected that flank ; and he lodged those troops on the same...
Стр. 200 - ... ready to give praise as censure, where it was due, when they were returning from this gallant and effective charge, he exclaimed, " Well done the brave 88th!" Some of them, who had been stung at his former reproaches, cried out, " Are we the greatest blackguards in the army now?" The valiant Picton smiled, and replied, " No, no, you are brave and gallant soldiers; this day has redeemed your character.
Стр. 81 - Here a new source of grief sprung up. In laying aside the articles which he intended to leave, and which they had used together, the idea seemed fixed in her mind that they would never use them in that way again, and as she put them aside, she watered them with her tears. Her tea-pot, her cups, and every thing that they had used in common, all had their apostrophe of sorrow. He tried to persuade her to remain in the barrack, as we had six miles to travel to the place of embarkation; but she said...
Стр. 159 - ... the public talk on account of his reputed cruelty at Trinidad. I could not deny that I felt a prejudice against him, and his countenance did not do it away: for it had a stern and gloomy expression, which, added to a very dark complexion, made it no way prepossessing ; but when he opened his mouth, and began to pour forth a torrent of abuse on us for our conduct, and his dark eye flashed with indignation, as he recapitulated our errors, " hope withering fled, and mercy sighed farewell.
Стр. 120 - ... Now, dn it, we'll beat the French dogs" said the seamen ; but the cheering had attracted the notice of the commandant, and he ordered it to be hauled down again. Never was an order so reluctantly obeyed. In a few minutes, a shot cut through the flag-staff. " There it goes down again — Oh, d ," was the surly reply. "Let it lie there;" and there it lay; for no one would meddle with it. " Better to fight without a flag at all, than under such a bloody treacherous flag as that,
Стр. 247 - We still advanced, silent as before, except the groaning of our wounded comrades, until we reached a sort of moat about fifty feet wide, formed by the inundation of the river ; here we had to pass, rank entire, the passage being only capable of admitting one at a time. On this place the enemy had brought their guns to bear, and they kept up such a fire of grape and musketry on it, that it was a miracle any of us escaped.

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