England's Artillerymen: An Historical Narrative of the Services of the Royal Artillery, from the Formation of the Regiment to the Amalgamation of the Royal and Indian Artilleries in 1862

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Hall, Smart and Allen, 1865 - Great Britain - 330 pages

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Page 293 - To the very moment that he bade me tell it; Wherein I spake of most disastrous chances, Of moving accidents by flood and field, Of hair-breadth 'scapes i...
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Page 298 - I was safe under the neck. And a more extraordinary situation I never was in. The head, which is an enormous mass of rock, about thirty-five feet in height, overhangs its base many feet on every side. A ledge of tolerably level rock runs round three sides of the base, about six feet in width, bounded...
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Page 307 - Sir John Hawkins, however, in his History of Music, says : — ' It seems that the old English march of the foot was formerly in- high estimation, as well abroad as with us ; its characteristic is dignity and gravity, in. which respect it differs greatly from the French, which, as it is given by Mersennus, is brisk and alert.
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Page 188 - ... several uncommon incidents : our troops having for a moment been pushed back, some of our guns remained for a few minutes in the enemy's hands ; they were, however, not only quickly recovered, but the two pieces, a...
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