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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Σελίδα 51 - ... and wrefted it from the hand : At that inftant the officer was bayoneted by a foldier of the 42d. Sir Ralph Abercrombie did not know the moment of his receiving the wound in...
Σελίδα 118 - French officers, by whom these details were partly furnished, declared, that this was a scene the retrospect of which tormented their recollection, and that they could not reflect on it without horror, accustomed as they had been to sights of cruelty.
Σελίδα 8 - It is not in the power of language to convey an adequate idea of such a tempest" air Robert Wilson'sttistory of the British Expedition to Egypt, vol.
Σελίδα 116 - ... were granted their lives; and let it be well. remembered, that, an exasperated army in the moment of revenge, when the, laws of war justified their rage, yet heard the voice of pity, received its impression, and proudly refused to be any longer the executioners of an unresisting enemy. Soldiers of the Italian army...
Σελίδα 119 - Their bones still lie in heaps, and are shown to every traveller who arrives ; nor can they be confounded with those who perished in the assault, since this field of butchery lies a mile from the town. Such a fact should not, however, be alleged without some proof, or leading circumstance stronger than assertion, being produced to support it ; but there...
Σελίδα 122 - Bonaparte of high treason, in the full assembly, against the honour of France, her children, and humanity; that he entered into the full details of the poisoning of the sick, and the massacre of the garrison; aggravating these crimes by charging...
Σελίδα 123 - Bonaparte's policy foresaw the danger, and power produced the erasure: but let no man, calculating on the force of circumstances which may prevent such an avowal as is solicited, presume on this to deny the whole; there are records which remain, and which in due season will be produced. In the interim, this representation will be sufficient to stimulate enquiry; and, Frenchmen, your honour is indeed interested in the examination.
Σελίδα 118 - Buonaparte was too cautious, and sent Berthier to enforce obedience. " When the Turks had all fallen, the French troops humanely endeavoured to put a period to the sufferings of the wounded, but some time elapsed before the bayonet could finish what the fire had not destroyed, and probably many languished days in agony.
Σελίδα 117 - regarding the scene through a telescope, when he saw the smoke ascending, could not restrain his " joy, but broke out into exclamations of approval; indeed, he had just reason to dread the refusal " of his troops thus to dishonour themselves.
Σελίδα 117 - ... prisoners, ordered them to be marched to a rising ground near Jaffa; where a division of French infantry formed against them. When the Turks had entered into their fatal alignment, and the mournful preparations were completed, the signal gun fired. • Vollies of...

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