Hamilton's Campaign with Moore and Wellington During the Peninsular War

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Page 64 - sleep on In the grave where a Briton has laid him. But half of our heavy task was done, When the clock struck the hour for retiring; And we heard the distant and random gun Of the enemy suddenly firing. Slowly and sadly we laid him down, From the field of his
Page 64 - that was. dead, And we bitterly thought of the morrow. We thought, as we hollowed his narrow bed, And smoothed down his lonely pillow, That the foe, and the stranger would tread o'er his- head. And we far away on the
Page 64 - fresh and gory, We carved not a line and we raised not a stone— But we left him alone with his glory! During the retreat to Corunna, his country sustained a severe loss in the death of
Page 64 - bayonets turning; By the straggling moonbeam's misty light, And the lantern dimly burning. No useless coffin enclosed his breast, Not in sheet or in shroud we wound him; But he lay like a warrior taking his rest, With his martial cloak around him. Few and short were the prayers we said, And we' spoke not a word of sorrow ; But we steadfastly gazed on the
Page 60 - Hardinge attempted to take it off, but he stopped him, saying, " it is as well as it is, I had rather it should go out of the field with me." Sir David Baird had previously been disabled by a severe wound ; and the command of the army now devolved on
Page 64 - THE BURIAL OF SIR JOHN MOORE, " Not a drum was heard, not a funeral note, As his corse to the rampart ,we hurried. Not a
Page 151 - full conviction of shortly returning to it as Emperor of France, and conqueror of Europe. " Soldiers," said Napoleon, in his last address to his army, " this is the anniversary of Marengo, and of Friedland, which twice decided the fate of Europe. Then, as after the battles of
Page 64 - Few and short were the prayers we said, And we' spoke not a word of sorrow ; But we steadfastly gazed on the
Page 62 - I hope the people of England will be satisfied, I hope my country will do me justice." After a while, he pressed the hand of
Page 62 - will see my friends as soon as you can. Tell them everything. Say to my mother—" Here his voice failed from agitation, and he did not again venture to name her. When his strength was fast waning, and little more than a glimmering of life remained, he said to

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