The Completeness of the Late Duke of Wellington as a National Character. Two Lectures

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Joseph Masters, 1854 - 104 sivua

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Sivu 86 - Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more, Or close the wall up with our English dead ! In peace there's nothing so becomes a man As modest stillness and humility ; But when the blast of war blows in our ears, Then imitate the action of the tiger...
Sivu 28 - Glory is like a circle in the water, Which never ceaseth to enlarge itself, Till, by broad spreading, it disperse to nought.
Sivu 40 - By heaven, I had rather coin my heart, And drop my blood for drachmas, than to wring From the hard hands of peasants their vile trash By any indirection.
Sivu 44 - Believe me, nothing except a battle lost, can be half so melancholy as a battle won...
Sivu 31 - Government were relieved from the pressure of military operations on the Continent, they would incur all risks to land an army in His Majesty's dominions. Then indeed would commence an expensive contest ; then would His Majesty's subjects discover what are the miseries of war, of which, by the blessing of God, they have hitherto had no knowledge ; and the cultivation, the beauty, and prosperity of the country, and the virtue and happiness of its inhabitants would be destroyed, whatever might be the...
Sivu 16 - It is naught, it is naught, saith the buyer: but when he is gone his way, then he boasteth.
Sivu 59 - ... appears to be in the very crisis of her fate ; we should, on the contrary, extend a more anxious care over her at a moment so critical. For in nations, and above all in Spain, how often have the apparent symptoms of dissolution been the presages of new life and of renovated vigour ? Therefore I would cling to Spain in her last struggle ; therefore I would watch her last agonies ; I would wash and heal her wounds, I would receive her parting breath, I would catch and cherish the last vital spark...
Sivu 37 - French army, who has not had reason to repent of it, and to complain of them. This is the mode in which the promises have been performed and the assurances have been fulfilled which were held out in the proclamation of the French...
Sivu 45 - I am one of those who have probably passed a longer period of my life engaged in war than most men, and principally, I may say, in civil war ; and I must say this — that if I could avoid, by any sacrifice whatever, even one month of civil war in the country to which I am attached, I would sacrifice my life in order to do it [cheers].
Sivu 58 - It should not dishearten us that Spain appears to be in the very crisis of her fate. We should, on the contrary, extend a more anxious care over her at a moment so critical. For in nations, and ,above all in Spain, how often have the apparent symptoms of dissolution been the...

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