History of the British Expedition to Egypt;: To which is Subjoined, a Sketch of the Present State of that Country and Its Means of Defence. Illustrated with Maps, and a Portrait of Sir Ralph Abercromby
C. Roworth, Bell Yard, Fleet Street, and sold by T. Egerton, Military Library, Whitehall., 1803 - 354 pages
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Page 49 - ... 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 100 - When the proud steed shall know why Man restrains His fiery course, or drives him o'er the plains ; When the dull Ox, why now he breaks the clod, Is now a victim, and now Egypt's God: Then shall Man's pride and dulness comprehend 65 His actions', passions', being's use and end ; Why doing, suff'ring, check'd, impell'd ; and why This hour a slave, the next a deity.
Page 74 - Buonaparte having earned the town of Jaffa by assault, many of the garrison were put to the sword ; but the greater part flying into the mosques, and imploring mercy from their pursuers, were granted their lives; and let it be well remembered...
Page 75 - 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 reason to dread the refusal " of his troops thus to dishonour themselves.
Page 75 - Buonaparte was too cautious, and sent Berthier to enforce obedience. " When the Turks had all fallen, the French troops humanely endeavoured to put a period to the sufferings of the wounded, but some time elapsed before the bayonet could finish what the fire had not destroyed, and probably many languished days in agony.
Page 318 - An attack begun an hour before daylight could derive no advantage over the vigilance of an army ever ready to receive it ; the enemy's most vigorous and repeated efforts w.ere directed against the right and centre. Our infantry fought in the plain, greatly inferior in the number of their artillery, and unaided by cavalry. They relied upon their discipline and courage. The desperate attacks of a veteran cavalry, joined to those of a numerous infantry, which had vainly stilcd itself in-vincible, were...
Page 355 - SIR, I HAVE the honour to acquaint you, for the information of the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty, that the...
Page 317 - ... of his troops in Egypt to that determined bravery which is inherent in Britons ; but His Majesty desires it may be most solemnly and forcibly impressed on the consideration of every part of the army, that it has been a strict observance of order, discipline, and military system, which has given the full energy to the native valour of the troops, and has enabled them proudly to assert the superiority of the national military character, in situations uncommonly arduous, and under circumstances...