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tiny, opened the tower; and some bold attendants God is most mighty) was the original war-cry whom he had brought with him entered, although of the Saracens. It is celebrated by Hughes, in agitated with fear. Having proceeded a good way, the siege of Damascus. they fled back to the entrance, terrified with a We heard the tecbir; so these Arabs call frightful vision which they had beheld. The king Their shout of onset, when with loud appeal was greatly moved, and ordered many torches, so

They challenge heaven, as if demanding conquest. contrived that the tempest in the cave could not

The Lelie, well known to the christians during extinguish them, to be lighted. Then the king the crusades, is the shout of Ala illa Alla, the entered, not without fear, before all the others. Mahommedan confession of faith. It is twice used They discovered, by degrees, a splendid hall, ap- in poetry by my friend Mr. W. Stuart Rose, in parently built in a very sumptuous manner; in the the Romance of Partenopax, and in the Crusade middle stood a bronze statue of very ferocious ap- of St. Lewis. pearance, which held a battle-axe' in its hands. 8. By heaven, the Moors prevail!--the christians yield! With this he struck the floor violently, giving it

Their coward leader gives for flight the sign!

The scepter'd craven mounts to quit the fieldsuch heavy blows, that the noise in the cave was Is not yon steed Orelia?-Yes, 'uis mine!-P. 370. occasioned by the motion of the air. The king, Count Julian, the father of the injured Florinda, greatly affrighter and astonished, began to conjure with the connivance and assistance of Oppas, archthis terrible vision, promising that he would re- bishop of Toledo, invited, in 713, the Saracens tum without doing any injury in the cave, after he into Spain. A considerable army arrived under had obtained sigtit of what was contained in it. the command of Tarik, or Tarif, who bequeathed The statue ceased to strike the floor, and the king, the well-known name of Gibraltar (Gibel al Tawith his followers, somewhat assured, and reco-rik, or the mountain of Tarik) to the place of bis vering their courage, proceeded into the hall; and landing. He was joined by count Julian, ravaged on the left of the statue they found this inscription Andalusia, and took Seville. In 714 they returned on the wall; Unfortunate king, thou hast entered with a still greater force, and Roderick marched kere in evil hour.' On the right side of the wall into Andalusia at the head of a great army to give these words were inscribed, “By strange nations them battle. The field was chosen near Xeres, tt.ou shalt he dispossessed, and thy subjects foully and Mariana gives the following account of the acdegraded.' On the shoulders of the statue other tion: words were written, which said, 'I call upon the “ Both armies being drawn up, the king, acArabs.” dod upon his breast was written, •1 do cording to the custom of the Gothic kings when my office.' At the entrance of the hall there was they went to battle, appeared in an ivory chariot, placed a round bowl, from which a great noise, clothed in cloth of gold, encouraging his men; Tas like the fall of waters, proceeded. They found no rif, on the other side, did the same. The armies, other thing in the hall; aod when the king, sor- thus prepared, waited only for the signal to fall rowful and greatly affected, had scarcely turned on; the Goths gave the charge, their drums and about to leave the cavern, the statue again com- trumpets sounding, and the Moors received it with menced its aceustomed blows upon the Hoor. Af- the noise of kettle-drums. Such were the shouts ter they had mutually promised to conceal what and cries on both sides, that the mountains and they had seen, they again closed the tower, and vallies seemed to meet. First they began with blocked up the gate of the cavern with earth, that slings, darts, javelins, and lances, then came to Bo memory might remain in the world of such a the swords; a long time the battle was dubious, portentous and evil-boding prodigy. The ensuing but the Moors seemed to have the worst, till D. midnight they heard great cries and clamour from Oppas, the archbishop, having to that time conthe cave, resounding like the noise of a battle, and cealed his treachery, in the heat of the fight, with the ground shaking with a tremendous roar; the a great body of his followers, went over to the inwhole edifice of the old tower fell to the ground, fidels. He joined count Julian, with whom was a by which they were greatly affrighted, the vision great number of Goths, and both together fell upon which they had beheld appearing to them as a the flank of our army. Our men, terrified with dreain.

that unparalleled treachery, aud tired with fight“ The king, having left the tower, ordered wise ing, could no longer sustain that charge, but were men to explain what the inscription signified; and easily put to flight. The king performed the part having consulted upon and studied their meaning, not only of a wise general but of a resolute soldier, they declared that the statue of bronze, with the relieving the weakest, bringing on fresh men in motion which it made with its battle-axe, signified the place of those that were tired, and stopping Time; and that its office, alluded to in the inscrip- those that turned their backs. At length, seeing tion on his breast, was, that he never rests a single no hope left, he alighted out of his chariot for fear moment. The words on the shoulders, 'I call of being taken, and, mounting on a horse, called upon the Arabs,' they expounded that in time Orelia, he withdrew out of the battle. The Goths, Spain would be conquered by the Arabs. The who still stood, missing him, were most part put words upon the left wall signified the destruction to the sword, the rest betook themselves to flight. of king Rodrigo; those on the right, the dreadful The camp was immediately entered, and the bag. calamities which were to fall upon the Spaniards gage taken. What number was killed is not known: and Goths, and that the unfortunate king would I suppose they were so many it was hard to count be dispossessed of all his states. Finally, the let them; for this single battle robbed Spain of all its ters on the portal indicated, that good would be- glory, and in it perished the renowned name of tide to the conquerors, and evil to the conquered, the Goths. The king's horse, upper garment, and of which experience proved the truth."-Historia buskins, covered with pearls and precious stones, Verdadeyra del Rey Don Rodrigo. Quinta im- were found on the bank of the river Guadelite, and pression. Madrid, 1654, 4. p. 23.

there being no news of him afterwards, it was sup7. The tecbir warery, and the lelies' yell.-P. 370, posed he was drowned passing the river."'-MA. The teobir (derived from the words Allo ocbor, KIANA's History of Spain, book vi, chap. 9.

vantes.

P. 372.

P. 372.

Orelia, the courser of Don Roderick, mentioned is even now enabling them to besiege and retake in the text, and in the above quotation, was cele- the places of strength which had been wrested brated for her speed and form. She is mentioned from them,-is a tale hitherto untold in the rerorepeatedly in Spanish romance, and also by Cer- lutionary war. To say that such a people cannot

be subdued, would be presumption similar to that 9. When for the light bolero ready stand

of those who protested that Spain could not defend The Mozo blith, with gay Muchacha met.-P. 371. herself for a year, or Portugal for a month; but The bolero is a very light and active dance, that a resistance which has been continued for so much practised by the Spaniards, in which casta- long a space, when the usurper, except Juring the nets are always used. Mozo and Muchacha are short-lived Austrian campaign, had no other eneequivalent to our phrase of lad and lass.

mies on the continent, should be now less successo 10. While trumpets rang, and heralds cried, “ Castile."-ful, when repeated deseats have broken the repu

tation of the French armies, and when they are The heralds at the coronation of a Spanish mo- likely (it would seem almost in desperation)

to narch proclaim his name three times, and repeat seek occupation elsewhere, is a prophecy as imthree times the word Castilla, Castilla, Castilla; probable as ungracious. And while we are in the which, with all other ceremonies, was carefully humour of severely censuring our allies, gallant copied in the mock inauguration of Joseph Buo- and devoted as they have shown themselves in the

cause of national liberty, because they may not naparte. 11. High blazed the war, and long, and far, and wide. wisdom may deem essential to success, it might

instantly adopt those measures which we in our

be well, if we endeavoured first to resolve the Those who were disposed to believe that mere virtue and energy are able of themselves to work this moment know much less of the Spanish ar

previous questions,- 1st, Whether we do not at forth the salvation of an oppressed people, surries than of those of Portugal, which were so prised in a moment of confidence, deprived of their promptly condemned as totally inadequate to asofficers, armies, and fortresses, who had every sist in the preservation of their country 20, Whemeans of resistance to seek in the very when they were to be made use of, and whom the ther, independently of any right we have to offer numerous treasons among the higher orders de- more than advice and assistance to our independe prived of confidence in their natural leaders, ent allies, we can expect that they should renoudee those who entertained this enthusiastic but delu- entirely the national pride, which is inseparable sive opinion, may be pardoned for expressing their from patriotism, and at once condescend not only disappointment at the protracted wartare in the

to be saved by our assistance, but to be saved in peninsula. There are, however, another elass of our own way!. 3d, Whether, if it be an object ( as persons, who, having themselves the highest dread undoubtedly it is a main one,) that the Spanish or veneration, or something allied to both, for the troops should be trained under British discipline, power of the modern Attila, will nevertheless give concert and combination, which is essential to

to the flexibility of movement, and power of rapid the heroical Spaniards liule or no credit for the modern war, such a consummation is likely to be long, stubborn, and unsubdued resistance of three years to a power before whom their former well- produced by abusing them in newspapers and peprepared, well-armed, and numerous adversaries riodical publications Lastly, Since the undoubled fell in the course of as many months. While these authority of British officers makes us now acgentlemen plead for deference to Buonaparte, and quainted with part of the horrors that attend in

vasion, and which the Providence of God, the Respect for his great place and bid the devil

valour of our navy, and perhaps the very efforts of Be duly honour'd for his burning throne,

these Spaniards, have hitherto diverted from us, it may not be altogether unreasonable to claim

may be modestly questioned whether we ought some modification of censure upon those who have to be too forward to estimate and condemn the been long and to a great extent successfully re

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feeling of temporary stupefaction which they cresisting this great enemy of mankind. That the ate; lest, in so doing, we should resemble the wor. energy of Spain has not uniformly been directed thy clergyman, who, while he had himself never by conduct equal to its vigour, has been too ob- snuffed a candle with his fingers, was disposed se vious; that her armies, under their complicated verely to criticise the conduct of a martyr who disadvantages, have shared the fate of such as were

winced a little among his flames. defeated after taking the field with every possible 12. They won not Zaragoza, but her children's bloody advantage of arms and discipline, is surely not to be woodered at. But that a nation, under the cir The interesting account of Mr. Vaughan has cumstances of repeated discomfiture, internal trea-made most readers acquainted with the first siege son, and the mismanagement incident to a tempo- of Zaragoza. The last and fatal siege of that gallant rary and hastily adopted government, should have and devoted city is detailed with great eloquence wasted, by its stubborn, uniform, and prolonged and precision in the “Edinburgh Annual Regis resistance, myriads after myriads of those soldiers ter” for 1809,-a work in which the affairs of who had overrun the world that some of its pro- Spain have been treated of with attention corres vinces should, like Galicia, after being abandoned ponding to their deep interest, and to the peculiar by their allies, and overrun by their enemies, have sources of information open to the historian. The recovered their freedom by their own unassisted following are a few brief extracts from this splege exertions; that others, like Catalonia, undismayed did historical narrative:by the treason which betrayed some fortresses, and " A breach was soon made in the mud walls, she force which subdued others, should not only and then, as in the former siege, the war was car have continued their resistance, but have attained ried on in the streets and houses; but the Freneb over their victorious enemy á superiority, which had been taught, by experience, that in this species

tomb.-P. 373.

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of warfare the Zaragozans derived a superiority fict, the roof, shattereil by repeated bombs, fell from the feeling and principle which inspired in; the few who were not crushed, after a short them, and the cause for which they fought. The pause, which this tremendous shock and their only means of conquering Zaragoza was to destroy own unexpected escape occasioned, renewed the it house by house, and street by street, and upon fight with rekindling fury: fresh parties of the this system of destruction they proceeded. Three enemy poured in; monks, and citizens, and solcompanies of miners and eight companies of sap- diers came to the defence, and the contest was pers carried on this subterraneous war; the Spa- continued upon the ruins, and the bodies of the niards, it is said, attempted to oppose them by dead and the dying.' countermines: these were operations to which they Yet, seventeen days after sustaining these exwere wholly unused, and, according to the French tremities, did the heroic inhabitants of Zaragoza statement, their miners were every day discovered continue their defence; nor did they then surrender and suffocated. Meantime the bombardment was until their despair had extracted from the French incessantly kept up. Within the last forty-eight generals a capitulation, more honourable than has hours,' said Palafox, in a letter to his friend ge- been granted to fortresses of the first order. peral Doyle, -6000 shells have been thrown in. Who shall venture to refuse the Zaragozans the Two-thirds of the town are in ruins; but we shall eulogium conferred upon them by the eloquence of perish under the ruins of the remaining third Wordsworth?—“Most gloriously have the citirather than surrender.' In the course of the siege zens of Zaragoza proved that the true army of above 17,000 bombs were thrown at the town; the Spain, in a contest of this nature, is the whole stock of powder with which Zaragoza had been people. The same city has also exemplified a stored was exhausted; they had none at last but melancholy, yea, a dismal truth,-yet consolatory what they manufactured day by day; and no other and full of joy ; – that when a people are called cannon-balls than those which were shot into the suddenly to fight for their liberty, and are sorely town, and which they collected and fired back pressed upon, their best field of batlle is the floors upon the enemy.

upon which their children have played; the chamIn the midst of these horrors and privations, the bers where the family of each man has slept, (his pestilence broke out in Zaragoza. To various own or his neighbour's;) upon or under the roofs causes, enumerated by the annalíst, he adds,“ scan- by which they have been sheltered; in the gardens tiness of food, crowded quarters, unusual exertion of their recreation; in the street, or in the market of body, anxiety of mind, and the impossibility of place; before the altars of their temples, and among recruiting their exhausted strength by needful rest their congregated dwellings, blazing or uprooted. in a city which was almost incessantly bombarded, “ The government of Spain must never forget and where every hour their sleep was broken by Zaragoza, for a moment. Nothing is wanting to the tremendous explosion of mines. There was produce the same effects every where, but a leadnow no respite, either by day or night, for this ing mind, such as that city was blessed with. In devoted city; even the natural order of light and the latter contest this has been proved; for Zaradarkness was destroyed in Zaragoza; by day it goza contained, at that time, bodies of men from was involved in a red sulphureous atmosphere of almost all parts of Spain. T'he narrative of those smoke, which hid the face of heaven; by night the two sieges should be the manual ot every Spaniard. fire of cannons and mortars, and the flames of burn- He may add to it the ancient stories of Numautia ing houses, kept it in a state of terrific illumina- and Saguntum; let him sleep upon the book as a tion.

pillow, and, if he be a devout adherent to the re“ When once the pestilence had begun, it was ligion of his country, let him wear it in his bosom impossible to check 'ils progress, or confine it to for his crucifix to rest upon.” one quarter of the city. Hospitals were immediately established, there were above thirty of

13. —the vault of destiny.-P. 374. them; as soon as one was destroyed by the bom- Before finally dismissing the enchanted cavern bardment, the patients were removed to another, of Don Roderick, it may be noticed, that the leand thus the infection was carried to every part of gend occurs in one of Calderon's plays, entitled, Zaragoza. Famine aggravated the evil; the city La Virgin del Sagrario. The scene opens with bad probably not been sufficiently provided at the the noise of the chase, and Recisundo, a predecommencement of the siege, and of the provisions cessor of Roderick upon the Gothic throne, enters which it contained, much was destroyed in the pursuing a stag. The animal assumes the form of daily ruin which the mines and bombs effected. á man, and defies the king to enter the cave, which Had the Zaragozans and their garrison proceeded forms the bottom of the scene, and engage with According to military rules, they would have sur- him in single combat. The king accepts the chalrendered before the end of January; their batte- lenge, and they engage accordingly, but without ries had then been demolished, there were open advantage on either side, which induces the genie breaches in many parts of their weak walls, and to inform Recisundo, that he is not the monarch the enemy were already within the city. On the for whom the adventure of the enchanted cavern 30th above sixty houses were blown up, and the is reserved, and he proceeds to predict the downFrench oblained possession of the monasteries of fall of the Gothic monarchy, and of the christian the Augustines and Les Monicas, which adjoined religion, which shall attend the discovery of its each other, two of the last defensible places left. mysteries. Recisundo, appulled by these propheThe enemy forced their way into the church; eve- cies, orders the cavern to be secured by a gate and ry column, every chapel, every altar, became a bolts of iron. In the second part of the same play point of defence, which was repeatedly attacked, we are informed, that Doo Roderick had removed iaken, and retaken; the pavement was covered the barrier and transgressed the prohibition of his wil's blood, the aisles and body of the church ancestor, and had been apprized by the prodigies strewed with the dead, who were trampled under which he discovered of the approaching ruin of bis loo! by the combatants. In the midst of this con- 'kingdom.

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14. While downward on the land his legions press, feet, &c. of the cattle slaughtered for the soldiery;

Before them it was rich with vine and Hock, And enniled like Eden in her summer dress:

rice, vegetables, and bread, where it could be had, Behind their wasteful march, a reeking wilderness. were purchased by the officers. Fifty or sixty starve P. 374.

ing peasants were daily fed at one of these regiI have ventured to apply to the movements of mental establishments, and carried home the rethe French army that sublime passage in the pro-lics to their famished households. The maciater phecies of Joel, which seems applicable to them wretches, who could not crawl from weakness, in more respects than that I have adopted in the were speedily employed in pruning their vines.

One would think their vages, their mili- While pursuing Masséna, the soldiers evinced the tary appointments, the terror which they spread same spirit of humanity, and, in many instances, among invaded nations, their military discipline, when reduced themselves to short allowance, from their arts of political intrigue and deceit,' were having out-marched their supplies, they shared distinctly pointed out in the following verses of their pittance with the starving inhabitants who Scripture:

had ventured back to view the ruins of their habita2." A day of darknesse and of gloominesse, a Lions, burned by the retreating enemy, and to bury day of clouds and of thick darknesse, as the morn-the bodies of their relations whom they had butching spread upon the mountains: a great people ered. Is it possible to know such facts without feel and a strong, there hath not been ever tbe like, ing a sort of confidence, that those who so well deneither shall be any more after it, even to the serve victory are most likely to attain it? --It is not years of many generations.

the least of lord Wellington's military merits, that 3. “A fire devoureth before them, and behind the slightest disposition towards marauding meets them a flame burneth: the land is as the garden immediate punishment. Independently of all room of Eden before them, and behinde them a desolatcral obligation, the army which is most orderly in wildernesse, yea, and nothing shall escape them. a friendly country, bas always proved most formi

4. “ The appearance of them is as the appear-dable to an armed enemy. ance of horses and as horsemen, so shall they runne.

16. Vainglorious fugitive'--P. 574. 5. “ Like the noise of chariots on the tops of

The French conducted this memorable retreat mountains shall they leap, like the noise of a with much of the fanfarronade proper to their flame of fire that devoureth the stubble, as a strong country, by which they attempt to impose upon people set in battle array.

others, and perhaps upon themselves, a belief that 6. Before their face shall the people be much they are triumphing in the very moment of their pained: all faces shall gather blacknesse.

discomfiture. On the 30th March, 1811, their rear. 7. “ They shall run like mighty men, they guard was overtaken near Pega by the British cashall climbe the wall like men of warre, and they valry. Being well posted, and conceiving themshall march every one in his wayes, and they shall selves safe from infantry, (who were indeed many not break their ranks.

miles in the rear,) and from artillery, they in8. “ Neither shall one trust another, they shall dulged themselves in parading their bands of muwalk every one in his path: and when they fall sic, and actually performed “God save the king.* upon the sword they shall not be wounded. Their minstrelsy' was however Jeranged by the

9. “ They shall run to and fro in the citie: they undesired accompaniment of the British horseshall run upon the wall, they shall climbe up upon artillery, on whose part in the concert they had the houses; they shall enter in at the windows like not calculated. The surprise was sudden, and the a thief.

rout complete; for the artillery and cavalry did 90. “ The earth shall quake before them, the hea exerution upon them for about four miles, pursuvens shall tremble, the suone and the moon shall ing at the gallop as often as they got beyond the be dark, and the starres shall withdraw their shin- range of the guns. ing.”

17. Vainly thy Squadrons hide Assuava's plain,

And froni the flying thunders as they roar, In verse 20th also, which announces the retreat

With frantic charge and ten-fold odds, in vain.-P. 374. of the northern army, described in such dreadful In the severe action of Fuentes d'Honoro, upon colours, into “ land barren and desolate," and 5th May,1811, the grand mass of the French cavalthe dishonour with which God afflicted them ry attacked the right of the British position, cofor having “ magnified themselves to do great vered by two guns of the horse-artillery, and two things,” there are particulars not inapplicable to squadrons of cavalry. After suffering considerably the retreat of Masséna; Divine Providence having, from the fire of the guns, which annoyed them in in all ages, attached disgrace as the natural pun- every attempt at formation, the enemy turned ishment of cruelty and presumption.

their wrath entirely towards them, distributed 15. The rudest sentinel, in Britain born,

brandy among their troopers, and advanced to car

ry the field-pieces with the desperation of drunken Gave his poor crust to feed some wretch forlorn.-P. 371. fúry. They were in no ways checked by the heavy

Even the unexampled gallantry of the British loss which they sustained in this daring attemp army in the campaign of 1810-11, although they but closed, and fairly mingled with the British never fought but to conquer, will do them less cavalry, to whom they bore the proportion of ten hovour in history than their humanity, attentive to one. Captain Ramsey, (let me be permitted to to soften to the utmost of their power the horrors name a gallant countryman,) who commanded the which war, in its mildest aspect, must always in-two guns, dismissed them at the gallup, and, putflict upon the defenceless inhabitants of the counting himself at the head of the mounted artillerytry in which it is waged, and which, on this oc-men, ordered them to fall upon the French, sabrecasion, were tenfold augmented by the barbarous in-hand. This very unexpected conversion of arcruelties of the French. 'Soup-kitchens were esta- tillerymen into dragoons contributed greatly to blished by subseription among the officers, wher- the defeat of the enemy, already disconcerted by ever the iroops were quartered for any length of the reception they had met from the two Britisá time. The commissaries contributed the heads, squadrons; and the appearance of some small rein

How great

P. 374.

torcements, notwithstanding the immense dispro- state of discipline. In exposing his military repuportion of force, put them to absolute rout. A co-lation to the censure of imprudence from the most lonel or major of their cavalry, and many prisoners, moderate, and all manner of unutterable calumnies (almost all intoxicated,) remained in our posses from the ignorant and malignant, he placed at stake sion. Those who consider for a moment the dif- the dearest pledge which a military man had to ference of the services, and how much an artille- offer, and nothing but the deepest conviction of the ryman is necessarily and naturally led to identify high and essential importance attached to success his own safety and utility with abiding by the tre- can be supposed an adequate motive. mendous implement of war, to the exercise of the chance of miscarriage was supposed, may be which he is chiefly, if not exclusively, trained, will estimated from the general opinion of officers of know how to estimate the presence of mind which unquestioned talents and experience, possessed of commanded so bold a maneuvre, and the steadi- every opportunity of information; how completely ness and confidence with which it was executed. the experiment has succeeded, and how much the 18. And what avails thee that, for Cameron slain,

spirit and patriotism of our ancient allies had been Wild from his plaided ranks the yell was given.- underrated, is evident, not only from those victo

ries in which they have borne a distinguished The gallant colonel Cameron was wounded mor-share, but from the liberal and highly honourable tally during the desperate contest in the streets of manner in which these opinions have been retractthe village called Fuentes d'Honoro. He fell at ed. The success of this plan, with all its importhe head of his native highlanders, the 71st and 79th, tant consequences, we owe to the indefatigable exwho raised a dreadful shriek of grief and rage. ertions of field-marshal Beresford. They charged, with irresistible fury, the finest 20.

-a race renown'd of old, body of French grenadiers ever seen, being a part Whose war-cry oft has waked the battle-swell-P. 375. of Bonaparte's selected guard. The officer who led This stanza alludes to the various achievements the French, a man remarkable for stature and of the warlike family of Grame, or Graham. They symmetry, was killed on the spot. The French- are said, by tradition, to bave descended from the man who stepped out of his rank to take aim at Scottish chiet, under whose command fois countrycolonel Cameron, was also bayoneted, pierced with men stormed the wall built

by the emperor Sevea thousand wounds, and almost torn to pieces by rus between the firths of Forth and Clyde, the the furious highlanders, who, under the command fragments of which are still popularly called of colonel Cadogan, bore the enemy out of the Grame's dyke. Sir John the Græme, “the hardly, contested ground at the point of the bayonet. Mas- wight, and wise,” is well known as the friend of sena pays my countrymen a singular compliment sir William Wallace. Alderne, Kilsyth, and Tibin his account of the attack and defence of this vil- bermuir, were scenes of the victories of the heroie lage, in which, he says, the British lost many of- marquis of Montrose. The pass of Killy-crankie ficers, and Scotch.

is famous for the action between king William's 19. O who shall grudge him Albuera's bays,

forces and the highlanders in 1689, Who brought a race regenerate to the field,

"Where glad Dundee in faint huzzas expired.” Roused them to emulate their fathers' praise, Temper'd their headlong rage, their courage steeld. It is seldom that one line can number so many,

beroes, and yet more rare when it can appeal to Nothing during the war of Portugal seems, to a the glory of a living descendant in support of its distinct observer, more deserving of praise, than ancient renown. the self-devotion of field-marshal Beresford, who The allusions to the private history and characwas contented to undertake all the hazard of oblo- ter of general Graham may be illustrated by requy which might have been founded upon any mis- ferring to the eloquent and affecting speech of Mr. carriage in the highly important experiment of Sheridan, upon the vote of thanks io the victor of training the Portuguese troops to an improved Barosa,

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The Field of Waterloo:

A POEM.

Though Valois braved young Edward's gentle hand,
And Albert rush'd on Henry's way-worn band,
With Europe's chosen sons in arms renown'd,
Yet not on Vere's bold archers long they look'd,
Nor Audley's squires nor Mowbray's yeomen brook'd-
They saw their standard fall, and left their monarch bound.-ARENSIDE.

TO HER GRACE THE DUCHESS OF WELLINGTON,

PRINCESS OF WATERLOO, &c., &c., &c.
THE FOLLOWING VERSES ARE MOST RESPECTFULLY INSCRIBED, BY THE AUTHOR.

THE FIELD OF WATERLOO.

I.
Pair Brussels, thou art far behind,
Though, lingering on the morning wind,

We yet may hear the hour

Pealed over orchard and canal,
With voice prolonged and measured fall,

From proud saint Michael's tower.
Thy wood, dark Soignies, holds us now,
Where thé Lall beeches' glossy bough

For many a league around,

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