... 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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