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, Volume 1
Conrad & Company, 1803 - 387 pages
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Aboukir aid de camp Alexandria ammunition amongst Arabs arrived artillery attack battalion batteries Belliard boats brigade British Buonaparte Cairo camels camp canal of Alexandria capitulation Captain Pacha cavalry Colonel Spencer Colonel Stuart column Commander in Chief conduct considerable Coote corps Cossir defended Desert detachment dgerms dispatches ditto dragoons duty embarked encamped enemy enemy's English exertions fire flank force formed France French army front garrison Giza Grand Vizir gun-boats guns Head Quarters honour horses hundred Hutchinson infantry killed landed Lord Keith Major General Coote Mamelukes Marabou Menou miles Minorca morning musquetry neral night Nile o'clock obliged officers plague position quarter master rear reconnoitre redoubt regiment retreat Reynier Rhamanieh Rosetta sent ships shot Sir Ralph Abercrombie Sir Sydney Smith soldiers surrender tion troops Turkish Turks Upper Egypt vessels whilst whole wounded yards
Page 317 - ... 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 77 - Avas not to be diverted from his object by moral considerations ; he persevered, and found an apothecary, who (dreading the weight of power, but who since has made an atonement to his mind by unequivocally confessing the fact) consented to become his agent, and to administer poison to the sick. Opium at night was distributed in gratifying food, the wretched unsuspecting victims banqueted, and in a few hours...
Page 49 - I believe he was wounded early ; but he concealed his situation from those about him, and continued in the field giving his orders with that coolness and perspicuity which had ever marked his character, till long after the ' action was over, when he fainted through weakness and 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...
Page 301 - Sir, I am commanded by the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty to acquaint you that they have...
Page 316 - HAVE the honour to inform you, that, after the affair of the 13th of March, the army took a position about four miles from Alexandria, having a sandy plain in their front, the sea on their right, and the canal of Alexandria (at present dry) and the lake of Aboukir on their left. In this...
Page 75 - Bonaparte, 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.
Page 357 - SIR, I HAVE the honour to acquaint you, for the information of the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty, that the...
Page 312 - Coote, got into the boats early in the morning : they had, in general, from five to six miles to row, and did not arrive at the point of landing till ten o'clock. The front of disembarkation was narrow, and a hill, which commanded the whole, seemed almost inaccessible.
Page 76 - ... in the hospital was the only measure which could be adopted. The physician, alarmed at the proposal, bold in the confidence of virtue and the cause of humanity, .remonstrated vehemently, representing the cruelty as well as the atrocity of such a murder ; but, finding that...