We took great care of them, and they look in fine condition.His first eight days on shore (August 2-9), were spent in the organization of the commissariat of his army, which the Home Government had disgracefully neglected.At every other point, however, they were speedily driven back by a crushing fire, and the Fourth and Twenty-seventh, recovering themselves, turned bayonet against claymore and target for the first time with success.He therefore moved nearer to Gerona, in order to repress the efforts of the local somatenes, who were giving much trouble to Verdier’s communications.The advantage of these facilities became greater still in proportion as the post, the telegraph and the telephone gave the retailer greater opportunities for communicating his wants to the wholesale trader who supplied them.
351] train on the extreme flank of his army, with an insufficient escort.Indeed dancing was an exercise in which she found immense enjoyment through half a century of life.
It was only when Dalrymple moved up to the neighbourhood first the 20th Regiment, and then two whole brigades under Sir John Hope, that the Captain-General drew off his men and retired into Spanish territory [September 25].Meanwhile Lally had moved his army eastward from Arcot to Conjeveram, whence he returned himself to Pondicherry, leaving M. Cuilmenn—it has been remarked, I think, by Kuno Meyer—seems cognate with Colmméne, glossed nervus, and Welsh cwlm, “a knot or tie”.The arrival of Graham (August 8th) was welcomed by[p. 1Amhersts operations depended greatly on the help given to him by the Provincials, and the colonial assemblies whatever their good-will were always dilatory, while sometimes, as in the case of Pennsylvania, they were intolerably recalcitrant.The most powerful focus was Seville, from which all Andalusia took its[p.The commerce of southern Catalonia goes to Tarragona, sixty miles to the north of the Ebro mouth, that of Northern Valencia to Peniscola, thirty miles to its south.Soult was deeply chagrined, not because of the insignificant loss of men, but because of the check to his prestige.
Mention has several times been made of Miss Tucker’s readiness to give; and when one recalls the abounding generosity of her father, not to speak of the story of her grandmother on the Boswell side giving away to a beggar the last coin in the house, one can hardly be surprised at the generous tendencies of Charlotte Tucker’s character.SEPTEMBER 1811The moment that he had satisfied himself that the French were all in full retreat, and were clearly about to disperse to their old garrisons and cantonments, Wellington also broke up the army which had been lying on the Alfayates-Rendo position.It was not till the twenty-sixth that Maucune’s and Ferey’s brigades moved up close to Ciudad Rodrigo, drove in the Spanish outposts, and formed the blockade of the place on the east side of the Agueda.Wellington’s scheme had justified itself, though its working out had taken many more weeks than he expected.The losses of the victorious English were very severe.It would seem that, encouraged by St.
He told off for the storm his choicest division, that of Ruffin, whose nine battalions were already ranged on the front of the Cascajal heights.As a matter of fact their adversary had now got up all his troops; the last division from the Beira came into touch with the main body on the morning of the 23rd.The 7th Division also arrived from Albergaria.The colonelcy of a regiment fell vacant and was filled up by the Queen on the nomination not of the commander-in-chief but of Mrs.Losada remained there himself, but sent one brigade to join the main army by a circuitous route, since the direct way by the pass of Pajares and Leon was blocked by Bonnet.456]Arrived at Rodrigo, Foy gave over his escort to General Gardanne, with orders to him to collect all the convalescents of the Army of Portugal, and to draw out the garrison of Rodrigo and Almeida, if Drouet was now in condition to take charge of these fortresses.
He had till lately attended our Mission School, so of course had received religious instruction.Greek writers of the fourth century speak of the Celts as practising justice, of having nearly the same manners and customs as the Greeks, and they notice their hospitality to Grecian strangers.The first verse runs—”Sén De don fe for don teMac maire ron feladar!For a fhoessam dn anochtCia tiasam, cain temadar,”which is in no wise easy to translate! There are fifty-six verses not all in the same metre.When I said that she was patient, poor dying hand pointed upwards.Son of a shepherd at Eskdale, Dumfriesshire, where he was born in 1 Telford started life as a stonemasons apprentice, but became an engineer, and undertook many important works, including canals, bridges, harbours and docks.‘I am to have my “pen,” about which my dharm-nieces joke a great deal.The authorities at Madras seized the moment to order an advance on Wandewash; but before the troops could march there came fresh important intelligence.Perena and the insurgents of the north bank of the Ebro pressed close in to Saragossa: other bands threatened the high-road to Tudela: thousands of recruits flocked into Blake’s camp, but he was unfortunately unable to arm or utilize them.