The Conquest of Scinde: With Some Introductory Passages in the Life of Major-General Sir Charles James Napier, דף 2

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T. & W. Boone, 1845 - 531 עמודים

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עמוד 7 - ... Matter and Plates. 8vo. price 20s. boards. " Of this valuable work we expressed a very high opinion when it was first published ; and now that the able author has added much important new matter to it, we need only say that it is worthy of his own high reputation as a tactician and Military Engineer; and that no soldier in Europe can know his business thoroughly without consulting it.
עמוד 4 - The present volume is to the full as pleasant, and what is still more strange, as original as the last. Criticism would become a sinecure if many such volumes were written : all left for us is to admire and recommend.
עמוד 7 - Rough Sketches of the Life of an Old Soldier." Also, by the same Author, A SKETCH OF THE SERVICES OF THE RIFLE BRIGADE, From its Formation to the Battle of Waterloo. In 8vo. price 2s. 6d. boards.
עמוד 321 - Their misfortunes," said Sir Charles, "were of their own creation, but, as they were great, I gave them back their swords." The ameers were cowards, but the conqueror, both in his public despatches and in his private letters, gave full honour and praise to the brave Beloochees.
עמוד 360 - General, a cossid to that officer, bearing this written message in a small quill : — " Halt, for God's sake ! You will be attacked by at least forty thousand men to-morrow.
עמוד 3 - If Admiral Napier be not distinguished by the common-place facilities of authorship, he possesses the higher qualities of truth, discretion, and clear-sightedness, in no slight degree."— Atlas.
עמוד 260 - You imagine that you can procrastinate till your fierce sun drives the British troops out of the field, and forces them to seek shelter in Sukkur. You trusted to your Desert, and were deceived ; you trust to your deadly sun, and may again be deceived.
עמוד 311 - Thick as standing corn, and gorgeous as a field of flowers, stood the Beloochees in their many-coloured garments and turbans ; they filled the broad deep bed of the ravine, they clustered on both banks, and covered the plain beyond. Guarding their heads with their large dark shields, they shook their sharp swords, beaming in the sun, their shouts rolling like a peal of thunder, as with frantic gestures they dashed forward, with demoniac strength and ferocity, full against the front of the 22nd.
עמוד 4 - ... in specula. A capital Soldier, a pithy and graphic narrator, and a fellow of infinite jest. Captain Kincaid has given us, in this modest volume, the impress of his qualities, the beau ideal of a thorough-going Soldier of Service...
עמוד 312 - ... dashed with demoniac strength and ferocity. But with shouts as loud, and shrieks as wild and fierce as theirs, and hearts as big and arms as strong, the Irish soldiers met them with that queen of weapons, the musket, and sent their foremost masses rolling back in blood.

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