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" ... body of men. A loaf of bread, with an onion, is what many of them have always lived upon ; rice is a luxury, and meat a dainty to them. With this abstemious diet they are strangers to many of our diseases, and the hardships of a camp life are habitual... "
Memoir of a Campaign with the Ottoman Army in Egypt, from February to July ... - Page 16
by John Philip Morier - 1801 - 100 pages
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Monthly Review; Or Literary Journal Enlarged

1801 - 574 pages
...them : because, from • * Л small silver coin.' their infancy, they bare slept upoa the grauhd and m the open air. Discipline would certainly make men who are possessed of such nattnal advantages very formidable ; whereas, from a want of it. they •re despicable enemies. With...
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Notes and Queries, Volume 11

Electronic journals - 1855 - 670 pages
...they are strangers to many of our diseases, and the hardships of a camp life are habitual to them j because, from their infancy, they have slept upon...whereas, from a want of it, they are despicable enemies:" The camp at El-Arish : " The view of the camp the morning after my arrival at El-Arish, was to me a...
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