The Romance of the Battle-line in France: With an Additional Chapter on the Results of the Late War as Affecting Our National Life and Imperial Interests

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Constable Limited, 1919 - 269 من الصفحات

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الصفحة 17 - ... might I have invoked in song Descends on me; my spirit's bark is driven Far from the shore, far from the trembling throng Whose sails were never to the tempest given. The massy earth and sphered skies are riven! I am borne darkly, fearfully afar! Whilst, burning through the inmost veil of heaven, The soul of Adonais, like a star, Beacons from the abode where the Eternal are.
الصفحة 40 - Twenty years later, when the son of Athos was on his way to join the staff of Conde, just before the battle of Lens, " the little troop followed the road to Cambrin, where they expected to find the Prince. But he had retired to La Bassee, having been informed that the enemy would cross the Lys at Estaires. Misled by this information the Prince had withdrawn his forces from Be"thune and had concentrated between Vieille Chapelle and La Ventie.
الصفحة 4 - Nox atra cava circumvolat umbra. 360 quis cladem illius noctis, quis funera fando explicet aut possit lacrimis aequare labores? urbs antiqua ruit multos dominata per annos; plurima perque vias sternuntur inertia passim corpora perque domos et religiosa deorum 365 limina.
الصفحة 73 - In the words of one of our soldiers' songs : ' We 'got them on the go at a little place called Meaux.' There is no town in the lie de France fuller of historical associations. Before the war there stood on the terrace of the modern Hotel de Ville a venerable antiquity — a mortar, one of the first ever made, taken from the English near Meaux in the Hundred Years
الصفحة 187 - That noble, patient, deep, pious, and solid Germany should be at length welded into a nation and become Queen of the Continent, instead of vapouring, vainglorious, gesticulating, quarrelsome, restless and oversensitive France, seems to me the hopefullest public fact that has occurred in my time . . . The appearance of a strong German Reich brings about a new situation.
الصفحة 40 - Or take a passage of pure fiction, an earlier adventure when the Musketeers were riding down Miladi to her doom. From Bethune, where they had found the headsman, they rode through the village of Festubert, past the woods of Richebourg to Herlies. Just beyond Fromelles a storm burst, and a little further, by a lightning flash, they caught sight of the village of Erquinghem, and a few hours later the moon, rising behind Armentieres, lit up the scene of the execution on the bank of the Lys. How these...
الصفحة 181 - Cabinet, showing the road to which Lord John's and Lord Palmerston's steps are systematically leading, viz. war. This war (a child may see) must lead to our being the allies of France in her attack on the Rhine, should Germany not abandon Austria a second time, and this is giving the Emperor the whole game into his hands, and placing us, when he shall have become master of Europe, at his mercy.
الصفحة 182 - ... already done in that way. But the Russians as a nation will never and can never submit to give them up. To carry on a war for that purpose, would for England be a fool's play. If a Poland, as the Garibaldians wish it could be restored, it would be in close alliance with France; and Prussia, particularly between the French on the Rhine and a French province on the Vistula, could not exist.
الصفحة 11 - That city, on the coast of Phoenicia, was illustrated by the study of the civil law, which opened the surest road to wealth and dignity : the schools of Berytus were filled with the rising spirits of the age, and many a youth was lost in the earthquake who might have lived to be the scourge or the guardian of his country.

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