Copies of Original Letters from the Army of General Bonaparte in Egypt

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J. Wright, 1798 - Egypt
 

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Page 41 - I have almost forgot the taste of fears : The time has been, my senses would have cool'd To hear a night-shriek ; and my fell of hair Would at a dismal treatise rouse and stir As life were in't : I have supp'd full with horrors ; Direness, familiar to my slaughterous thoughts, Cannot once start me.
Page 236 - ... of their enemies. May the empire of the Sultan therefore be eternal; but may the Beys of Egypt, our opposers, whose insatiable avarice has continually excited disobedience and insubordination, be trodden in the dust, and annihilated. Our friendship shall be extended to those of the inhabitants of Egypt who shall join us, as also to those who shall remain in their dwellings, and observe a strict neutrality ; and when they have seen our conduct with their own eyes, hasten to submit to us ; but...
Page 42 - Brueys, not being able to enter the port, which time and neglect had ruined, moored his ships in Aboukir Bay, in a strong and compact line of battle ; the headmost vessel, according to his own account, being as close as possible to a shoal on the NW, and the rest of the fleet forming a kind of curve along the line of deep water, so as not to be turned by any means in the SW...
Page 235 - In the name of God, gracious and merciful. There is no God but God ; he has no Son or associate in his kingdom.
Page 31 - And Moses said unto the people, Fear ye not, stand still, and see the salvation of the LORD, which he will shew to you today: for the Egyptians whom ye have seen today, ye shall see them again no more for ever. The LORD shall fight for you, and ye shall hold your peace.
Page 7 - At break of day on the 2d we invested Alexandria, after driving into the [town several small detachments of cavalry. The enemy defended themselves like men*; the artillery which they planted on the walls was wretchedly served, but their musketry was excellent. These people have no idea of children's play ; they either kill or are killed.
Page 246 - God willed them to wage war with Mussulmans ? Thrice happy those who shall be with us ! They will prosper in their fortune and their rank. Happy those who shall be neuter : they will have time to get acquainted with us, and will end by siding with us.
Page 250 - He was the author of Five Discourses, containing certain Arguments for and against the Reception of Christianity by the ancient Jews and Greeks...

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