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Page 329 - Once fairly SEEN, all our doubts and fears regarding them were ended ; and then the garrison's long pent-up feelings of anxiety and suspense burst forth in a succession of deafening cheers ; from every pit, trench, and battery— from behind the sandbags piled on shattered houses — from every post still held by a few gallant spirits, rose cheer on cheer...
Page 391 - Without another word from me, Lieutenant Havelock placed himself on his horse, in front of the centre of the 64th, opposite the muzzle of the gun. Major Stirling, commanding the regiment, was in front, dismounted ; but the Lieutenant continued to move steadily on in front of the regiment, at a foot-pace, on his horse.
Page 266 - The garrison had scarcely recovered the shock which it had sustained in the loss of its revered and beloved general, when it had to mourn the death of that able and respected officer, Major Banks, the officiating Chief Commissioner, who received a bullet through his head while examining a critical outpost on the 21st July, and died without a groan.
Page 23 - Regiment confided in their Government, and believed their commanding officer, instead of crediting the idle stories with which false and evil-minded men have deceived them, their religious scruples would still have remained inviolate, and themselves would still be, as they have hitherto been, faithful soldiers, trusted by the State, and laying up for future years all the rewards of a long and honourable service. " But the Governor-General in Council can no longer have any confidence in this regiment,...
Page 337 - Neither is the opinion of some of the schoolmen to be received, that a war cannot justly me made but upon a precedent injury or provocation. For there is no question but a just fear of an imminent danger, though there be no blow given, is a lawful cause of a war.
Page 149 - Tell him I should have been a better man if I had continued to live with him, and our heavy public duties had not prevented my seeing more of him privately. I was always the better for a residence with him and his wife, however short. Give my love to them both.
Page 217 - If anything happens to me during the present disturbances, I earnestly recommend that Major Banks succeed me as Chief Commissioner, and Colonel Inglis in command of the troops, until better times arrive. This is no time for punctilio as regards seniority. They are the right men — in fact, the only men for the places. My Secretary entirely concurs with me on the above points.
Page 186 - Time is everything just now. Time, firmness, promptness, conciliation, and prudence ; every officer, each individual European, high and low, may at this crisis prove most useful or even dangerous. A firm and cheerful aspect must be maintained : there must be no bustle, no appearance of alarm, still less of panic ; but at the same time there must be the utmost watchfulness and promptness ; everywhere the first germ of insurrection must be put down instantly.
Page 189 - Lawrence was a false one ; and after becoming acquainted with the ground, and worked my troops upon it to relieve the garrison, that opinion is confirmed. I therefore submit, that to commit another garrison in this immense city, is to repeat a military error, and I cannot consent to it. " I conceive that a strong movable division outside the town, with field and heavy artillery in a good military position, is the real manner of holding the city of Lucknow in check, according to our practice with...