The United Service Magazine, Volume 3; Volume 85

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Page 90 - Replying in the negative, he continued, " When we proceeded to the signatures, the King of Hanover was very anxious to sign before Prince Albert ; and when the Queen approached the table, he placed himself by her side, watching his opportunity. She knew very well what he was about, and just as the Archbishop was giving her the pen, she suddenly dodged round the table, placed herself next to the Prince, then quickly took the pen from the Archbishop, signed, and gave it to Prince Albert, who also signed...
Page 60 - Falls is about forty feet. Arrayed in every imaginable variety of form — in vast, dark masses, in graceful cascades, or in tumbling spray — they have been well described as a hundred rivers struggling for a passage. Not the least interesting feature which they present is the Lost Chaudiere...
Page 280 - General of Ordnance and Magazines, Fort William. SIR, — I have the honour to report for the information of Government, and in the absence of my commanding officer, Lieutenant Willoughby, Artillery, supposed to be killed on his retreat from Delhi to this station, the following facts as regards the capture of the Delhi magazine by the mutineers and insurgents on the llth instant.
Page 77 - There are here a thousand edifices as firm as the faith of the faithful; most of them of marble, besides innumerable temples; nor is it likely this city has attained its present condition but at the expense of many millions of dinars, nor should such another be constructed under a period of two centuries."7...
Page 460 - Majesty, having taken the said Memorial into consideration, was pleased, by and with the advice of His Privy Council, to approve of what is therein proposed. And the Right Honourable the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty are to give the necessary directions herein accordingly.
Page 236 - ... pleasure it gave them to think that, though defeated, they had had such odds against them." On another occasion the Duke also said, that he thought Napoleon superior to Turenne, Tallard, or any of the old generals of former times ; but Napoleon had this advantage over every other general, himself in particular, that his power was unlimited. He could order everything on the spot as he pleased : if he wanted reinforcements, they were sent ; if to change the plan of a campaign, it was changed ;...
Page 419 - The fort was on a rocky promontory, surrounded on three sides by water, and on the fourth by a neck of land, which was for the most part mere morass.
Page 609 - The Major-General, therefore, in gratitude for and admiration of the brilliant deeds in arms achieved by General Havelock and his gallant troops, will cheerfully waive his rank on the occasion, and will accompany the force to Lucknow in his civil capacity as Chief Commissioner of Oude, tendering his military services to General Havelock as a volunteer. "On the relief of Lucknow the Major-General will resume his position at the head of the forces.
Page 280 - On Sir Theophilus Metcalfe alighting from his buggy, Lieutenant Willoughby and I accompanied him to the small bastion on the river face, which commanded a full view of the bridge, from which we could distinctly see the mutineers marching in open column, headed by the Cavalry, and the Delhi side of the bridge was already in the possession of a body of Cavalry. On Sir Theophilus Metcalfe observing this he proceeded with Lieutenant Willoughby, to ^ce if the city gate was closed against the mutineers.
Page 443 - Sikhs advancing upon the other flank of that corps, followed by irregular cavalry. On approaching the bells of arms of the 37th, the Sepoys of that corps seized their arms, loaded them, and opened fire upon us...

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