Under the Red Dragon: A Novel, Հատոր 2

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Tinsley Brothers, 1872
 

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Էջ 175 - On lips that are for others; deep as love, Deep as first love, and wild with all regret; O Death in Life, the days that are no more.
Էջ 85 - ... friendship between the Scottish and the Irish regiment had the ardour of personal friendship, and a tenacity not liable to be relaxed by * The ' Union Brigade.' The regiment which in that historic brigade represented England was the ' Royals.' mere death ; for a regiment great in history bears so CHAP, far a resemblance to the immortal gods as to be old - — ^ — • in power and glory, yet have always the freshness of youth. Long intervals of years often passed in which the Greys and the Inniskillings...
Էջ 104 - Out-Guardtsounding or Drums beating. They pay no Compliments of any kind ; neither do their Sentries take any complimentary notice of Officers passing near their Posts. No Guards are to presume to molest any Persons coming to Camp with Provisions, and are on ne ac- C0i> e" count to exact or receive any thing for their free passage.
Էջ 15 - The wagons haste the corn to load, And hurry down the dusty road; While driving boy with eager eye Watches the church clock passing by — Whose gilt hands glitter in the sun — To see how far the hours have run ; Right happy, in the breathless day, To see time wearing fast away.
Էջ 45 - you and I" 'Tis sometimes meet each other now, A quite indifferent " he" and " she," Tho
Էջ 114 - Lancers twenty — and how nobly they were avenged by our 'heavies' under the gallant Scarlett ; and of the stern stand made against six thousand Russian horse by the 'thin red line' of the Sutherland Highlanders. On the day these tidings were circulated in the trenches by many who had witnessed the events, we seemed to redouble our energies, and shot and shell were poured with greater fury than ever on the city, while sharper, nearer, and more deadly were the contests of man and man in the rifle-pits...
Էջ 155 - Madoc's letter occasioned me grave and painful doubts ; and memory went sadly back to many a little but well-remembered episode of tenderness, a word, a glance, a stolen caress, when we rode or drove by the Elwey or Llyn Aled, in the long lime avenue, in the Martens' dingle, and in the woods and gardens of pleasant Craigaderyn. The wretched light in my lantern was beginning to fail ; my little fire had died quite out, and the poor sentry shivering outside had long since ceased to warm his hands at...
Էջ 158 - It is gunpowder-plot day,' cried a laughing aide-de-camp, galloping past with such speed and recklessness that he nearly rode me down. It proved to be a sortie from Sebastopol, made chiefly by a new division of troops brought up by forced marches from Bessarabia and Wallachia, many of them in wagons, kabitkas, and conveyances of all kinds ; and all these men, to the number of many thousands, left the...
Էջ 103 - Balaclava with their haversacks full, caused more than one hungry fellow to visit my humble abode, the canvas walls of which flapped drearily in the wind, that came sweeping up the valley of Inkermann. Without undressing, as the morning was almost in, I threw myself upon my camp-bed, which served me in lieu of a sofa, and strove, with the aid of a plaid, a...
Էջ 132 - Guard, the gilded plate on his high and peculiarly-shaped cap bearing the perforation of more than one bullet, and his breast being scarcely broad enough for all the orders that covered it. He bowed to Volhonski, and saluted me with his right hand, in which he carried a bundle of documents like lists. The Count introduced him as ' the Pulkovnick Ochterlony, commanding the Ochterlony Battalion of the Imperial Guard.

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