The Life of General Sir Howard Douglas, Bart., G.C.B., G.C.M.G., F.R.S., D.C.L.: From His Notes, Conversations, and Correspondence

J. Murray, 1863 - 431 Seiten

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Seite 389 - St. Croix River to the highlands; along the said highlands which divide those rivers that empty themselves into the river St. Lawrence, from those which fall into the Atlantic Ocean, to the northwesternmost head of Connecticut River...
Seite 389 - Smooth to the shelving brink a copious flood Rolls fair and placid; where collected all, In one impetuous torrent, down the steep It thundering shoots, and shakes the country round. At first, an azure sheet, it rushes broad ; Then whitening by degrees, as prone it falls, And from the loud-resounding rocks below Dash'd in a cloud of foam, it sends aloft A hoary mist, and forms a ceaseless shower.
Seite 119 - For the stone shall cry out of the wall, and the beam out of the timber shall answer it.
Seite 93 - The Earl of Chatham, with his sword drawn Stood waiting for Sir Richard Strachan ; Sir Richard, longing to be at 'em, Stood waiting for the Earl of Chatham.
Seite 389 - Queen with the insignia of the Grand Cross of the Order of St. Michael and St. George, and of a Knight Commander of the Bath.
Seite 389 - O gentle Sleep, Nature's soft nurse, how have I frighted thee, That thou no more wilt weigh my eyelids down. And steep my senses in forgetfulness...
Seite 389 - Aslant the hollow channel rapid darts ; And falling fast from gradual slope to slope, With wild infracted course, and lessened roar, It gains a safer bed, and steals at last Along the mazes of the quiet vale.
Seite vi - Ekins ? , vouch for their truth. Being one of the aide-de-camps to the commander-in-chief on that memorable day, it was my duty to attend both on him and the captain of the fleet, as occasion might require. It so happened, that some time after the battle had commenced, and whilst we were warmly engaged, I was standing near Sir Charles Douglas, who was leaning on the hammocks (which in those days were stowed across the fore part of the quarter deck), his head resting on one hand, and his eye occasionally...
Seite 356 - That for the space of twenty years after the Union shall take place, the contribution of Great Britain and Ireland, respectively, towards the expenditure of the United Kingdom in each year, shall be defrayed in the proportion of fifteen parts for Great Britain and two parts for Ireland...
Seite vi - I replied. He immediately went aft ; I followed ; and on meeting Sir George coming from the cabin close to the wheel, he took off his cocked hat with his right hand, holding his long spy-glass in his left, making a low and profound bow, said, " Sir George, I give you joy of the victory !'' " Poh !" said the chief, as if half angry,

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