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Side 193 - Wheatle/s brigade, with three companies of the Coldstream Guards, under Lieutenant-Colonel Jackson, (separated likewise from his battalion in the wood,) and Lieutenant-Colonel Barnard's flank battalion, formed on the left. As soon...
Side 167 - In which he told the inhabitants of Portugal, that he was not come to make war upon them, but with a powerful army of one hundred and ten thousand men to drive the English into the sea. It is to be hoped, that the example of what has occurred in this country will teach the people of this and...
Side 495 - ... achieve when animated by a glorious spirit of resistance to a foreign yoke. In the critical situation of the war in the peninsula, I shall be most anxious to avoid any measure...
Side 408 - Romish idolatry, and if the reproaches even of the Spaniards may be credited, there was as little purity of morals as of faith. It is a proverbial saying, that in Valencia, the meat is grass, the grass water, the men women, and the women * nothing. But if the Valencians were, as a censurer has said of them, light equally in mind and body, the cause has been wrongly imputed to their genial and delicious climate; the state of ignorance to which a double despotism had reduced the nation, and the demoralizing...
Side 372 - On the morning of the 25th the enemy sent a reconaissance of cavalry towards the Lower Azava, consisting of about fourteen squadrons of the cavalry of the Imperial Guard. They drove in our posts on the right of the Azava, but having passed...
Side 192 - Barrosa hill were seen returning from it, while the enemy's left wing was rapidly ascending. At the same time, his right wing stood on the plain, on the edge of the wood, within cannonshot.
Side 210 - ... of the cell of the religious, of the hospital which afforded shelter and relief to the poor and infirm, of the temples dedicated to the worship of the Most High $ the innocent blood of so many peaceful citizens of both sexes, and of all ages, with which those heaps of ruins are still tinged ; the insults of every kind heaped upon those whom the Vandals did not deprive of life— insults many times more cruel than death itself ; the universal devastation of the fields, of plantations, of cattle,...

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