The Military and Political Life of Arthur Wellesley: Duke of Wellington

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Ingram, Cooke and Company, 1852 - 160 pages

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Page 51 - The French army shall carry with it all its equipments, and all that is comprehended under the name of property of the army...
Page 121 - IF there be a determined project to interfere by force or by menace in the present struggle in Spain, so convinced are His Majesty's Government of the uselessness and danger of any such interference ; so objectionable does it appear to them in principle, as well as...
Page 70 - It is to be hoped that the example of what has occurred in this country will teach the people of this and of other nations what value they ought to place on such promises and assurances ; and that there is no security for life, or for any thing which makes life valuable, excepting in decided resistance to the enemy.
Page 50 - Lo ! Cintra's glorious Eden intervenes In variegated maze of mount and glen. Ah, me ! what hand can pencil guide, or pen, To follow half on which the eye dilates...
Page 54 - ... 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...
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Page 78 - ... anon darting upwards in one vast pyramid, the apex of which often approached, yet never gained the actual summit of the mountain ; but the French musketry, rapid as lightning, sparkled along the brow of the height, with unvarying fulness, and with...
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Page 19 - You have already been informed of my arrival on the borders of the Red Sea, with an innumerable and invincible army, full of the desire of delivering you from the iron yoke of England.
Page 157 - Madrid 12 Aug. Appointed Generalissimo of the Spanish armies Advanced in the British Peerage by the title of Marquis of Wellington 18 Aug. Advanced by the Regent of Portugal to the title of Marquez de Torres Vedras Marches towards Burgos 4 Sept.

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