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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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Sir William Francis Patrick Napier - 1890
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