The United Service

L.R. Hamersly & Company, 1902

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Seite 443 - You have no enemies, you say ? Alas ! my friend, the boast is poor— He who has mingled in the fray Of duty, that the brave endure, Must have made foes ! If...
Seite 479 - Aurora diemque reducit, 250 nosque ubi primus equis Oriens adflavit anhelis, illic sera rubens accendit lumina Vesper...
Seite 434 - Spaniards' late defeat: And his crews, with shouts victorious, Drank success to England's fleet. On a sudden shrilly sounding, Hideous yells and shrieks were heard; Then each heart with fear confounding, A sad troop of ghosts appear'd.
Seite 70 - Miserable they! Who, here entangled in the gathering ice, Take their last look of the descending sun ; While, full of death, and fierce with tenfold frost, The long long night, incumbent o'er their heads, Falls horrible.
Seite 3 - War has commenced between the United States and Spain. Proceed at once to Philippine Islands. Commence operations at once, particularly against the Spanish fleet. You must capture vessels or destroy. Use utmost endeavors.
Seite 477 - The Anglo-German Agreement has no reference to Manchuria ('Hear, hear' and sensation). ... I can now add that during the negotiations which led to the conclusion of this Agreement, we left no room for any doubt that we did not take it as applying to Manchuria. ... As regards the future of Manchuria — really, gentlemen, I can imagine nothing which we regard with more indifference.
Seite 215 - I refused to have our ships near the city of Manila, because, far from defending it, this would provoke the enemy to bombard the plaza, which doubtless would have been demolished on account of its few defenses.
Seite 278 - Indeed, indeed, Repentance oft before I swore — but was I sober when I swore ? And then and then came Spring, and Rose-in-hand My thread-bare Penitence apieces tore.
Seite 565 - ... Prussian, which he believed to be retreating upon Maestricht. For this purpose, he had placed the greatest part of his reserve in the centre, against his right wing, and upon this point he attacked with fury. The English army fought with a valour which it is impossible to surpass. The repeated charges of the Old Guard were baffled by the intrepidity of the Scottish regiments ; and at every charge the French cavalry was overthrown by the English cavalry.

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