Camp and quarters, scenes and impressions of military life, Tom 2

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Strona 283 - In mathematics he was greater Than Tycho Brahe or Erra Pater ; For he, by geometric scale, Could take the size of pots of ale ; Resolve by sines and tangents straight, If bread or butter wanted weight ; And wisely tell what hour o' th' day The clock does strike by algebra.
Strona 248 - Then rose from sea to sky the wild farewell — Then shrieked the timid, and stood still the brave...
Strona 65 - Nay, take my life and all; pardon not that: You take my house, when you do take the prop That doth sustain my house; you take my life, When you do take the means whereby I live.
Strona 203 - Cadogan has died of a wound which he received. In him His Majesty has lost an officer of great zeal and tried gallantry, who had already acquired the respect and regard of the whole profession, and of whom it might be expected, that if he had lived he would have rendered the most important services to his country.
Strona 323 - See! how she leans her cheek upon her hand: O! that I were a glove upon that hand, That I might touch that cheek.
Strona 218 - Twas his ambition, generous and great, A life to life's great end to consecrate'. ' Stranger,' said the Yankee, ' truer words were never spoken ; there is dry rot in all the main timbers of the Old World, and none of you will do any good till you are docked, refitted, and annexed to the New. You...
Strona 91 - ... the possibility of erasure. . . . These regiments seem to be handed down as an heirloom from one clever officer to another. I scarcely ever knew an instance to the contrary. Perhaps none could be said to verify these remarks more strictly than the Old Fifth, or Northumberlands (since made Fusiliers). There was an air of warlike spirit about them, retained from past experience when, under Ridge, Mackenzie, Eames, Pratt, and many more, they preserved a reputation acquired in other fields.

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