The Siege of Quebec and the Battle of the Plains of Abraham, المجلد 2

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الصفحة 147 - I am sensible of my own errors in the course of the campaign, see clearly wherein I have been deficient, and think a little more or less blame to a man that must necessarily be ruined, of little or no consequence. I take the blame of that unlucky day entirely upon my own shoulders, and I expect to suffer for it.
الصفحة 195 - Those that were coming in, and those that had arrived, kept a constant firing of small arms, and also the great guns in the fort, which were accompanied with the most hideous shouts and yells from all quarters; so that it appeared to me as if the infernal regions had broke loose.
الصفحة 244 - I have examined the town, with a view to a general assault; but, after consulting with the chief engineer, who is well acquainted with the interior parts of it, and, after viewing it with the utmost attention, we found, that though the batteries of the lower town might be easily silenced by the men of war, yet the business of an assault would be little advanced by that, since the few passages that lead from the lower to the upper town, are carefully intrenched ; and...
الصفحة 144 - As soon as this disorder could be set a little to rights, and the boats were ranged in a proper manner, some of the officers of the navy went in with me to find a better place to land.
الصفحة 248 - ... officers not charged with a particular duty to ask instructions upon that point. I had the honour to inform you to-day, that it is my duty to attack the French army. To the best of my knowledge and abilities I have fixed upon that spot where we can act with the most force and are likely to succeed. If I am mistaken, I am sorry for it, and must be answerable to His Majesty and the public for the consequences.
الصفحة 12 - He drew his sword, he rapped the table with it, he flourished it round the room, he talked of the mighty things which that sword was to achieve. The two Ministers sat aghast at an exhibition so unusual from any man of real sense and real spirit.
الصفحة 184 - Father Breboeuf and his companion ; and set fire to all the huts. They proceeded to vent their rage on those two Fathers ; for they took them both and stripped them entirely naked, and fastened each to a post. They tied both of their hands together. They tore the nails from their fingers. They beat them with a shower of blows from cudgels, on the shoulders, the loins, the belly, the legs, and the face, — there being no part of their body which did not endure this torment.
الصفحة 108 - Gen. ever since we have been here, to the no small amazement of every one who has the liberty of thinking. Every step he takes is wholly his own ; I am told he asks no one's opinion and wants no advice ; and therefore as he conducts without an assistant, the Honour or will be in proportion to his success.
الصفحة 150 - Then, speaking of the new project of an attack above Quebec, he says despondingly : " My ill state of health prevents me from executing my own plan ; it is of too desperate a nature to order others to execute.
الصفحة 244 - Charles still remained to be pass'd, before the Town was invested — All these Circumstances I considered, But the Desire to act in Conformity to the King's intentions induced me to make this Trial, Persuaded that a victorious Army finds no Difficultys.

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