A Voice from Waterloo: A History of the Battle Fought on the 18th June, 1815 ...

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Kiessling, 1895 - 297
 

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Strona 14 - And Ardennes waves above them her green leaves, Dewy with nature's tear-drops as they pass, Grieving, if aught inanimate e'er grieves, Over the unreturning brave, — alas! Ere evening to be trodden like the grass...
Strona 105 - Amidst confusion, horror, and despair, Examined all the dreadful scenes of war; In peaceful thought the field of death surveyed, To fainting squadrons sent the timely aid, Inspired repulsed battalions to engage, And taught the doubtful battle where to rage.
Strona 264 - O woman ! in our hours of ease, Uncertain, coy, and hard to please, And variable as the shade By the light, quivering aspen made ; When pain and anguish wring the brow, A ministering angel thou...
Strona 148 - Picton, his Majesty has sustained the loss of an officer who has frequently distinguished himself in his service, and he fell gloriously leading his division to a charge with bayonets, by which one of the most serious attacks made by the enemy on our position was defeated.
Strona 132 - You are aware how useful he has always been to me, and how much I shall feel the want of his assistance, and what a regard and affection I feel for him ; and you will readily believe how much concerned I am for his misfortune. Indeed, the losses I have sustained have quite broken me down ; and I have no feeling for the advantages we have acquired.
Strona 146 - Hougoumont, which covered the return of that flank ; and, in front of the left centre, we occupied the farm of La Haye Sainte. By our left we communicated with Marshal Prince Blucher, at Wavre, through Obain ; and the Marshal had promised me, that...
Strona 145 - Lordship will perceive by the inclosed return ; and I have particularly to regret his Serene Highness the Duke of Brunswick, who fell fighting gallantly at the head of his troops.
Strona 144 - The Prince of Orange immediately reinforced this brigade with another of the same division, under General Perponcher, and in the morning early regained part of the ground which had been lost, so as to have the command of the communication leading from Nivelles and Bruxelles, with Marshal Blucher's position.
Strona 147 - The enemy repeatedly charged our infantry with his cavalry ; but these attacks were uniformly unsuccessful, and they afforded opportunities to our cavalry to charge, in one of which Lord E. Somerset's brigade, consisting of the Life Guards, Royal Horse Guards, and 1st Dragoon Guards, highly distinguished themselves, as did that of Sir W.
Strona 145 - The Prussian army maintained their position with their usual gallantry and perseverance, against a great disparity of numbers, as the 4th corps of their army , under General Bulow , had not joined, and I was not able to assist them as I wished , as I was attacked myself, and the troops, the cavalry in particular, which had a long distance to march , had not arrived. We maintained our position also, and completely defeated and repulsed all the enemy's attemps to get possession of it. The enemy repeatedly...

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