The United Service Magazine, Deel 1

H. Colburn, 1840

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Pagina 141 - Dec. 1 1, 1939. —The Queen has been pleased to direct letters patent to be passed under the great seal, granting the dignities of Baron and Earl of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland unto the Right Hon.
Pagina 47 - O'er-picturing that Venus where we see The fancy outwork nature: on each side her Stood pretty dimpled boys, like smiling Cupids, With divers-colour'd fans, whose wind did seem To glow the delicate cheeks which they did cool, And what they undid did . . . Her gentlewomen, like the Nereides, So many mermaids, tended her i...
Pagina 204 - English love their constitution the better ; to cling to it with more fondness ; to hang round it with truer tenderness. Every man feels when he returns from France that he is coming from a dungeon to enjoy the light and life of British independence.
Pagina 129 - Majesty on being in possession of the throne and kingdom of his ancestors, and upon the overthrow of his enemies; and after taking leave of his Majesty, we returned to our camp. "I trust we have thus accomplished all the objects which your Lordship had in contemplation when you planned and formed the army of the Indus, and the expedition into Afghanistan. "The conduct of the army both European and native, which your...
Pagina 91 - Company's service, who have settled in the colony with their families, together with a rising generation of native-born subjects, constitute a body of colonists, who, in the exercise of the social and moral relations of life, are not inferior to the inhabitants of any other dependency of the British Crown, and are sufficient to impress a character of respectability upon the colony at large.
Pagina 153 - Eight hundred of the brave, Whose courage well was tried, Had made the vessel heel, And laid her on her side. A land-breeze shook the shrouds, And she was overset; Down went the Royal George, With all her crew complete.
Pagina 280 - Commander-in-chief to leave in Kandahar the very small battering train then with the army, there being a scarcity of transport cattle. The place was described as very weak, and completely commanded from a range of hills to the north.
Pagina 283 - ... that narrow space a smart fire from a few pieces might have obliged the party to retire. The obscurity of the night, to say nothing of the confusion which it must occasion among undisciplined troops, is certainly the best protection to a body of men engaged in an enterprise of this nature. Blue-lights certainly render objects distinctly visible, but their light is glaring and uncertain, especially to men firing through loopholes.
Pagina 281 - Majesty's 13th Light Infantry, without their belts, and supported by a detachment of the same regiment, which extended to the right and left of the road, when they arrived at the ditch, taking advantage of what cover they could find, and endeavouring to keep down the fire from the ramparts, which became heavy on the approach of the party, though it had been remarkably slack during the previous operations. Blue lights were shown which rendered surrounding objects distinctly visible, but luckily they...
Pagina 282 - Cavalry ; 1600 prisoners were taken, but I have no means of estimating the number of wounded. There were nine guns of different calibres found in the place, a large quantity of good powder, considerable stores of shot lead, &c.

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