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On the night of the 1st of May, the The valley was filled with a luxuriant French attacked and carried a counter- growth of grass, quite hiding the guard before the central bastion cover- marshy soil, and alive with frogs, ing the town, in which the Russians whose croakings filled the air ; and were preparing to place guns, and the trees which fringe the course of from whence some small mortars had the Tchernaya were in full leaf. Passbegun to throw shells into the trenches. ing beyond the farthest French sentiThe musketry fire was very hot dur- nel, we came, amid the bushes on the ing the conflict. At four o'clock on face of the steep, on the shallow grave the following afternoon, the Russians of a Russian, where was visible, proattempted to retake the work, but truding from the thin covering of soil, were repulsed with loss, some French a withered clenched hand. The dead guns having been brought to bear on man's belt still encircled his bones, them. In the two affairs, the French and the bayonet-sheath rested outside lost about 100 men killed, and double the earth. A little farther down was that number wounded ; and 160 Rus- a skeleton in Russian uniform, lying sian bodies were left on the ground. on its face; some light-coloured locks Nine of the small mortars were among still clung to the skull, and through a the trophies secured by our allies, and hole in the trousers the fleshless leg five Russian officers were made pri was visible. Thus it happened, that soners. On both occasions the ene my friend, who had read in England, my's officers are said to have display- months before, an account of the bated great gallantry in leading on and tle, and had learned almost to class it animating their men.
with the famous actions of history, Early in May, I accompanied a was now face to face on the battlefriend, who had just joined from Eng- field with the corpse of a soldier slain land, over the battle-field of Inker. in the combat. While we looked at mann, now gaily sprinkled with flow. it, a rifleman, on the other side of the ers, blue, red, and yellow. From the valley, sent a bullet' at us, which Two-gun Battery we descended the dropped among the bushes some yards face of the hill, where the Russians below, and some others followed with had climbed up to attack the Guards. no better aim.
INDEX TO VOL. LXXVII.
Aberdeen, lord, Lord John Russell on, Arnault, Naptal, a French actress, 344.
360--the war due to him, 370—his ap- Art, schools of, effects of, 323.
Articulation, how performed, 406.
duct of the war by the, 1-general 131-deficiency of the army in, 552.
battle of, 10— position, &c. of, 113–
visions, &c. from, 349-improved con
dition of, 496.
Ballot, necessity of, for the militia, 8, 472
Baltic in 1854, the, 644.
Baltie fleet, the, and sketch of its opera-
Baraguay d'Hilliers, general, 650.
Barnaby Rudge, remarks on, 459.
Barrack battery, Sebastopol, the, 115, 028.
Beet, proposed cultivation of, 75.
Beggar, social position, &c. of the, 251.
BEGGAR'S LEGACY, THE, 251.
community, ib. et seq.
Bell, sir Charles, on articulation, 400
BELLAMARE'S SCENES DE LA VIE AD
u yIE MEXI
Belleville, town of, 445, 446.
Bentinck, lord George, the death of, 10-
Bleak House, remarks on, 462.
Blind Beggar's daughter of Bednali greu
Bois de Boulogne, the, 342...
3-on the supply of men for the, 6– Bonheur, Rosa, a French painter, so
sketches of it, 540.
Bosphorus, the hospitals on the, 353. Cathcart, sir George, at Inkermann, 240.
Caucasus, failure of Russia in the sketches
of the war, &c., 173 et seq.
Cavalry, deficiency of the army in, 351.
Caxtons, the, remarks on, 228.
Charles O'Malley, the novel of, 565.
Chapman's battery, Sebastopol, 620, 623.
Chicory, cultivation of, 75.
Christie Johnston, the novel of, 567.
Cicero on old age, 504.
CIVILISATION — THE CENSUS - EDUCA-
503-praises of old age by, 505--on the Clairvoyance, Ferrier on, 170.
Cliff copper mines, the, 709.
Clothing, the supply of, for the army, 374.
Coaches, history of, in London, 695.
Coalition, see Aberdeen ministry.
Coburg, town of, 446.
COLD SHADE, THE, a dialogue, 598.
Collins, Mr, the novels of, 566.
COMBE, COLONEL, MEMOIRES DU, reviewed,
The Position before Constantinople, 112 Commercial classes, effects of the peace
Copper mines of Lake Superior, the, 705.
tracts from, &c., 499.
AMERICA, NOTES ON THE, 438- Part II. Protestants, 714-and the Spanish
569-Part III. Lake Superior, 701. bonds, 719 et seq.
217--trade through the United States Cossacks, sketches of the, 541.
Coulter, Joseph, at Inkermann, 185.
Country life, Lavergne on, 77.
Craigie, captain, death of, 615.
Emigration, indacements presented b
21-and criminals, increase of, 36, 320. Emilia Wyndham, remarks on, 556.
on, the force for it, &c., 4-conduct of social life in, compared with France
101-the militia bill for, 469, 41- ;
history of art in, 588.
Ensebados of Mexico, the, 294.
Eupatoria, battle of, 497.
Europe, joy in, on the death of the Czas
Evans, general Sir de Lacy, at lok:
Exercise, time required for, at difference
Factory system, effects of the, on edes-
Faed, John, Reason and Faith by, 591,
ministry, 364-his speech on the sub- system on, 26.
FERRIER'S INSTITUTES OF METAFHTE.
Field-sports, passion for, in England, 7!
Flagstaff battery at Sebastopol, the, 6:3
Flax, culture of, in Ireland, 74.
bill, 17-the tales and novels of, 223- average quantity of life on earth, 9.
FORBES, THE LATE PROFESSOR E., 234.
6, 16, 104.
Four-year rotation, the, 71.
France, comparison of climate, agricu
ture, &c. of, compared with England;
Francisco de Assis, Don, anecdote of, i
Frederick the Great. military costume,
for gradations in, 23-recent progress Freedom, the passion for, 101.
of, 24-necessity of, in India, 214. French, estimation of the theatre by my
French hospital, visit to a, 236.
FRENCH HUSSAR, THE CAMPAIGNS OF A, et
Frith, Mr, the proceedings at se
Ganglionic system, relations of sensas
to the, 402.
Galathée, a French drama, 341.
Heir of Redcliffe, remarks on, 562.
Herbert, Mr Sidney, on enlistment for the
army, 7-on the conduct of the war, 13
-his conduct with regard to it, 15-
on the treaty with Austria, 16.
Heth, Joyce, 194.
eign legion from, 18 — feeling with mann, 121.
Highlands, failure of recruiting in, 6.
Hincks, Mr, member of the Canadian as-
Hodgson, Dr, his proposed system of edu-
on the strength of the army before Hop, culture of the, in England, 74.
Horses, attention paid to, in England, 69.
Hospital tents, the, at Sebastopol, 353.
House of Raby, remarks on the, 561.
House of Seven Gables, novel of, 563.
Household Words, remarks on, 465.
How To Dress Him, 379.
Howden, lord, proceedings of, in Spain,
Human LIFE, THE LENGTH OF, 499.
Huxtable, Mr, on liquid manure, 82.
Hypatia, review of, 625.
Ignorance, connection of, with crime, 21.
Infancy, period of, 501.
381, 382-high estimation of the drama of, on family affections, 26.
Inkermann, first action of, 120-battle of,
237-meeting of Parliament after it, 2
-conduct of the Allies at it, 9.
Intellect, natural gradations of, 23.
culture in, 74-Lavergne on the agri-
culture of, 85—the militia bill for, 472
-neglect of government with regard
IRENÆUS, LETTERS TO-PEACE AND PATRI-
OTISM, 97-A PEEP AT PARIS, 331.
Isabella of Spain, anecdote of, 722.
ITALIAN BEGGAR-BOY, TO AN, 137.
Italy, social life in, 102.
Ivan the Terrible, the crimes of, 485.
Jenny Lind, Barnum's contract with, 199.