Supplementary Despatches and Memoranda of Field Marshal Arthur, Duke of Wellington, K. G.: Peninsula, 1810-1813

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Pagina 539 - I have the honour to be Your lordship's Most obedient, humble servant, HOR.
Pagina 172 - I think that he will not ask for leave. We read, occasionally, of desperate cases of this description, but I cannot say that I have ever yet known of a young lady dying of love. They contrive, in some manner, to live, and look tolerably well, notwithstanding their despair and the continued absence of their lover ; and some even have been known to recover so far as to be inclined to take another lover, if the absence of the first has lasted too long.
Pagina 311 - It is now full time that the plunder of Badajoz should cease ; and the Commander of the Forces requests that an officer and six steady non-commissioned officers may be sent from each regiment, British and Portuguese, of the 3rd, 4th, 5th, and Light divisions, into the town to-morrow morning, at 5 o'clock, in order to bring away any men that may be straggling there.
Pagina 172 - ... apprise him of the pressing necessity for his early return to England : the application for permission to go ought to come from himself; and, at all events, the offer ought not to be made by me, and particularly not founded on the secret of this interesting young lady. But this fortunate Major now commands his battalion, and I am very apprehensive that he could not with propriety quit it at present, even though the life of this female should depend upon it ; and, therefore, I think that he will...
Pagina 491 - That this House doth highly approve and acknowledge the valour and patient perseverance displayed by the non-commissioned officers and private soldiers, both European and Native, employed in Afghanistan, and that the same be signified to them by the commanders of the several corps, who are desired to thank them for their gallant behaviour.
Pagina 176 - Lord Liverpool was quite right not to move thanks for the battle at Fuentes, though it was the most difficult one I was ever concerned in, and against the greatest odds. We had very nearly three to one against us engaged ; above four to one of cavalry ; and, moreover, our cavalry had not a gallop in them, while some of that of the enemy was fresh and in excellent order. If Boney had been there we should have been beaten.
Pagina 176 - They were never determined to fight it ; they did not occupy the ground as they ought ; they were ready to run away at every moment from the time it commenced till the French retired...
Pagina 348 - I am sorry to say our loss has been severe, as the enemy brought a support, and my troops being too eager in pursuit, we were obliged to relinquish a great number of prisoners which we had taken, and to fall back upon this place. Nothing could exceed the gallantry displayed by the officers and men on the occasion, in which Colonel Sir Granby Calcraft and Lieutenant-Colonel Clifton, commanding the two regiments, particularly distinguished themselves, as well as all the officers present.
Pagina 76 - As, for the two years during which the Brigade of Guards have been under the command of the Commander of the Forces, not only no soldier has been brought to trial before a general court-martial, but no one has been confined in a public guard, the Commander of the Forces desires that the attendance of this brigade at the execution tomorrow may be dispensed with.

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