Voyage to the Cape of Good Hope, Indian Ocean, and Up the Red Sea: With Travels Into Egypt, Through the Desert, &c., in the Course of Last War

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M. Wilson, 1813 - 193 pages

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Page 168 - ... loss of blood. Were it permitted for a soldier to regret any one who has fallen in the service of his country, I might be excused for lamenting him, more than any other person; but it is some consolation to those who tenderly loved him, that as his life was honourable, so was his death glorious. His memory will be recorded in the annals of his country — will be sacred to every British soldier, and embalmed in the recollection of a grateful posterity.
Page 105 - Their bones still lie in heaps, and are shewn to every traveller who arrives ; nor can they be confounded with those who perished in the assault, since this field of butchery lies a mile from the town.
Page 107 - ... reasons, cannot be here inserted. On his arrival, he entered into a long conversation with him respecting the danger of contagion ; concluding at last with the remark, that something must be done to remedy the evil, and that the destruction of the sick at present in the hospital, was the only measure which could be adopted.
Page 145 - Alexandria, on the 21st of that month, when they were driven from the Field, and forced to shelter themselves in their Garrisons of Cairo and Alexandria, which places subsequently surrendered by Capitulation. To record to future ages these events, and to commemorate the loss sustained by the death of Sir Ralph...
Page 104 - Vollies of musquetry and grape instantly played against them ; and Buonaparte, who had been regarding the scene through a telescope, when he saw the smoke ascending, could not restrain his joy, but broke out into exclamations of approval ; indeed, he had just reasons to dread the refusal of his troops thus to dishonour themselves.
Page 107 - Bonaparte persevered and menaced, he indignantly left the tent, with this memorable observation : " Neither my principles, nor the character of my profession, will allow me to become a murderer; and, general, if such qualities as you insinuate are necessary to form a great man, I thank my God that I do not possess them.
Page 76 - Joz, each of twice the length of the former, and in like manner subdivided into four parts. These divisions are for the use of the readers of the Koran in the royal temples, or in the adjoining chapels where the emperors and great men are interred ; of •whom there are thirty belonging to every chapel, and each reads his section every day ; so that the whole Koran is read over once a day.
Page 75 - The Koran is universally allowed to be written with the utmost elegance and purity of language, in the dialect of the tribe of Koreish, the most noble and polite of all the Arabians, but with some mixture, though very rarely, of other dialects. It is confessedly the standard of the Arabic tongue...
Page 104 - Buonaparte, who had expressed much resentment at the compassion manifested by his troops, and determined to relieve himself from the maintenance and care of three thousand eight hundred prisoners, ordered these to be marched to a rising ground near Jaffa ; where a division of French infantry formed against them.
Page 156 - ... also advancing on the exterior side of the ruins, to cover the opening on the left of the redoubt, so cut off the troops which had entered, that after a severe loss they were obliged to surrender. The 28th regiment had presented, as well as the 58th, the extraordinary spectacle of troops righting at the same time to the front, flanks, and rear..

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