The Romance of War: Or, The Highlanders in Spain, Volume 4

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H. Colburn, 1847
 

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Pagina 160 - Cameron's gathering" rose ! The war-note of Lochiel, which Albyn's hills Have heard, and heard too have her Saxon foes: — How in the noon of night that pibroch thrills, Savage and shrill ! But with the breath which fills Their...
Pagina 177 - O Woman ! in our hours of ease Uncertain, coy, and hard to please, And variable as the shade By the light quivering aspen made; When pain and anguish wring the brow, A ministering angel thou!
Pagina 160 - Cameron's gathering' rose! The war-note of Lochiel, which Albyn's hills Have heard, and heard, too, have her Saxon foes: How in the noon of night that pibroch thrills, Savage and shrill! But with the breath which fills Their mountain-pipe, so fill the mountaineers With the fierce native daring which instils The stirring memory of a thousand years, And Evan's, Donald's fame rings in each clansman's ears!
Pagina 148 - And Ardennes waves above them her green leaves, Dewy with nature's tear-drops as they pass, Grieving, if aught inanimate e'er grieves, Over the unreturning brave, - alas! Ere evening to be trodden like the grass...
Pagina 129 - Soldier, rest! thy warfare o'er, Sleep the sleep that knows not breaking; Dream of battled fields no more, Days of danger, nights of waking. In our isle's enchanted hall, Hands unseen thy couch are strewing; Fairy strains of music fall, Every sense in slumber dewing. Soldier, rest! thy warfare o'er...
Pagina 1 - Sound, sound the clarion, fill the fife ! To all the sensual world proclaim, One crowded hour of glorious life Is worth an age without a name.
Pagina 274 - Edina ! Scotia's darling seat ! All hail thy palaces and towers, Where once beneath a monarch's feet Sat Legislation's sovereign powers...
Pagina 208 - In this way, certainly, I was struck by the plain of Waterloo. No display, I think, of carnage, violence, and devastation, could have had so pathetic an effect, as the quiet orderly look of its fields, brightened with the sunshine, but thickly strewed with little heaps of up-turned earth, which no sunshine could brighten.
Pagina 331 - ADVENTURES OF THE GORDON HIGHLANDERS IN SPAIN, FRANCE, AND BELGIUM. By J. GRANT, Esq., late 62nd Regt. CHEAPER EDITION, the 4 vols. bound in 2, price 21s. " Since the days of the ' Subaltern' there has appeared no such admirable work as this.

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