The Life of General Sir H. Douglas, from His Notes, Conversations, and Correspondence

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John Murray, 1863 - 463 Seiten
 

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Seite 418 - 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 135 - For the stone shall cry out of the wall, and the beam out of the timber shall answer it.
Seite 109 - 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.
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Seite 8 - 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...
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Seite 8 - 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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