History of the British expedition to Egypt; to which is subjoined, a sketch of the present state of that country and its means of defence

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Pagina 315 - ... of blood. Were it permitted for a soldier to regret any one who has fallen in the service of his country, I might be excused for lamenting him more than any other person ; but it is some consolation to those who tenderly loved him, that as his life was honourable, so was his death glorious. His memory will be recorded in the annals of his country — will be sacred to every British soldier — and embalmed in the recollection of a grateful posterity.
Pagina 77 - Avas not to be diverted from his object by moral considerations ; he persevered, and found an apothecary, who (dreading the weight of power, but who since has made an atonement to his mind by unequivocally confessing the fact) consented to become his agent, and to administer poison to the sick. Opium at night was distributed in gratifying food, the wretched unsuspecting victims banqueted, and in a few hours...
Pagina 49 - I believe he was wounded early ; but he concealed his situation from those about him, and continued in the field giving his orders with that coolness and perspicuity which had ever marked his character, till long after the ' action was over, when he fainted through weakness and loss of blood. Were it permitted for a soldier to regret any one who has fallen in the service of his country, I might be excused for lamenting him more than any other person ; but it is some consolation to those who tenderly...
Pagina 387 - Abercromby, who landed at Aboukir on the 8th of March, 1801, defeated the French on several occasions, particularly in a most decisive action near Alexandria, on the 21st of that month, when they were driven from the Field, and forced to shelter themselves in their Garrisons of Cairo and Alexandria, which places subsequently surrendered by Capitulation. To record to future ages these events, and to commemorate the loss sustained by the death of Sir Ralph...
Pagina 299 - Sir, I am commanded by the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty to acquaint you that they have...
Pagina 314 - HAVE the honour to inform you, that, after the affair of the 13th of March, the army took a position about four miles from Alexandria, having a sandy plain in their front, the sea on their right, and the canal of Alexandria (at present dry) and the lake of Aboukir on their left. In this...
Pagina 75 - Bonaparte, who had been regarding the scene through a telescope, when he saw the smoke ascending, could not restrain his joy, but broke out into exclamations of approval.
Pagina 355 - SIR, I HAVE the honour to acquaint you, for the information of the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty, that the...
Pagina 310 - Coote, got into the boats early in the morning : they had, in general, from five to six miles to row, and did not arrive at the point of landing till ten o'clock. The front of disembarkation was narrow, and a hill, which commanded the whole, seemed almost inaccessible.
Pagina 76 - ... in the hospital was the only measure which could be adopted. The physician, alarmed at the proposal, bold in the confidence of virtue and the cause of humanity, .remonstrated vehemently, representing the cruelty as well as the atrocity of such a murder ; but, finding that...

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