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" In vain did Soult, by voice and gesture, animate his Frenchmen ; in vain did the hardiest veterans, extricating themselves from the crowded columns, sacrifice their lives to gain time for the mass to open out on such a fair field ; in vain did the mass... "
The Literary Gazette: A Weekly Journal of Literature, Science, and the Fine Arts - Σελίδα 138
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England under the Revolution and the house of Hanover, 1688 to 1820

James Birchall - 1876
...latter reeled and staggered like sinking ships. Sternly recovering, however, they instantly closed on their terrible enemies, and " then was seen, with what a strength and majesty the British soHier fights ".* In vain did Soult animate his veterans ; nothing could stop that astonishing infantry,...

Napoleon and His Marshals

J. T. Headley - 1876
...it. Those brave British soldiers closed sternly on their foes as in a death struggle. Says Napier, " In vain did Soult, by voice and gesture^ animate his Frenchmen — in vain did the haidiest veterans, extricating themselves from the crowded columns, sacrifice their lives to gain time...

The story of a Peninsular veteran

Peninsular veteran - 1878 - 272 σελίδες
...strength and intrepidity of a British soldier were exhibited in deeds seldom seen. In vain did Sonlt, by voice and gesture, animate his Frenchmen ; in vain...crowded columns, sacrifice their lives to gain time for the mass to open out on so fair a field ; in vain did the mass itself bear up, and, fiercely striving,...

The War in the Peninsula, and Wellington's Campaigns in France and Belgium ...

Herbert R. Clinton - 1878 - 471 σελίδες
...tempest, reeled and staggered like sinking ships ; but, suddenly and sternly recovering, they closed on their terrible enemies, and then was seen with...majesty the British soldier fights. In vain did Soult with voice and gesture animate his Frenchmen ; in vain did the hardiest veterans break from the crowded...

Readings from English History, Τόμοι 1-3

John Richard Green - 1879
...tempest, reeled and staggered like sinking ships ; but suddenly and sternly recovering they closed on their terrible enemies, and then was seen with...majesty the British soldier fights. In vain did Soult with voice and gesture animate his Frenchmen, in vain did the hardiest veterans break from the crowded...

Our redcoats and bluejackets: war pictures, forming a narrative of the naval ...

Henry Stewart (M.A.) - 1879
...tempest, reeled and staggered like sinking ships ; but suddenly and sternly recovering, they closed on their terrible enemies, and then was seen with...majesty the British soldier fights. In vain did Soult with voice and gesture animate his Frenchmen, in vain did the hardiest veterans break from the crowded...

Readings from English History: From Cromwell to Balaklava

John Richard Green - 1879
...tempest, reeled and staggered like sinking ships ; but suddenly and sternly recovering they closed on their terrible enemies, and then was seen with...majesty the British soldier fights. In vain did Soult with voice and gesture animate his Frenchmen, in vain did the hardiest veterans break from the crowded...

The British Army: Its Origin, Progress, and Equipment, Τόμος 3

Sir James Sibbald David Scott - 1880 - 612 σελίδες
...iron tempest, reeled and staggered like sinking ships. Suddenly and sternly recovering, they closed on their terrible enemies, and then was seen with...Soult, by voice and gesture, animate his Frenchmen Nothing could .stop that astonishing infantry. . . . . The rain flowed after in streams discoloured...

The Young Buglers

George Alfred Henty - 1880 - 319 σελίδες
...tempest, reeled and staggered like sinking ships ; but suddenly and sternly recovering, they closed with their terrible enemies, and then was seen with what...majesty the British soldier fights. In vain did Soult with voice and gesture animate his Frenchmen ; in vain did the hardiest veterans break from the crowded...

The Young Buglers: A Tale of the Peninsular War

George Alfred Henty - 1880 - 336 σελίδες
...tempest, reeled and staggered like sinking ships ; but suddenly and sternly recovering, they closed with their terrible enemies, and then was seen with what...majesty the British soldier fights. In vain did Soult with voice and gesture animate his Frenchmen ; in vain did the hardiest veterans break from the crowded...




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