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Сторінка 441 - Then thought I to understand this : but it was too hard for me, Until I went into the sanctuary of God : then understood I the end of these men; Namely, how thou dost set them in slippery places : and castest them down, and destroyest them.
Сторінка 791 - I do not know what measures to take about our vagabond soldiers. By the state of yesterday, we had 12,500 men less under arms than we had on the day before the battle.
Сторінка 441 - Lo, these are the ungodly, these prosper in the world, and these have riches in possession : and I said, Then have I cleansed my heart in vain, and washed mine hands in innocency. 13 All the day long have I been punished : and chastened every morning.
Сторінка 878 - The officers and soldiers of the army must recollect that their nations are at war with France solely because the ruler of the French nation will not allow them to be at peace, and is desirous of forcing them to submit to his yoke...
Сторінка 585 - The bond which unites so many powerful nations in the most just, as well as the greatest of causes, is about to be yet closer drawn, and rendered indissoluble on the field of battle. Russians, Prussians, Austrians ! you all combat for the same cause : you fight for the liberty of Europe — for the independence of your children — for the immortal renown of your names. All for each ! each for all ! With this device, the sacred combat is about to commence. Be faithful at the decisive moment, and...
Сторінка 850 - In the attack of a maritime place, some assistance has generally been received by the army from the navy ; but the naval force on this coast is too weak to give us any of the description we require; and for the want of which, we shall now be much distressed. The soldiers are obliged to work in the transports to unload the vessels, because no seamen can be furnished ; and we have been obliged to use the harbour boats of Passages, navigated by women, in landing the ordnance and stores, because there...
Сторінка 103 - While victory attended their eflorts, the hosts of warriors who clustered round the imperial eagles were faithful to their sovereign, brave in arms, indefatigable in exertion: but it is not while "fanned by conquest's crimson wing," that the real motives of human conduct can be made apparent. Ambition then often produces the same effects on external conduct as devotion, selfishness as patriotism, the passion for distinction as the heroism of duly.
Сторінка 878 - To revenge this conduct on the peaceable inhabitants of France would be unmanly and unworthy of the nations to whom the Commander of the Forces now addresses himself, and at all events would be the occasion of similar and worse evils to the army at large than those which the enemy's army have suffered in the Peninsula, and would eventually prove highly injurious to the public interests.
Сторінка 790 - ... which was now at one fell swoop reft from the spoiler. Independent of private booty ,no less than five millions and a half of dollars in the military chest of the army were taken ; and of private wealth, the amount was so prodigious, that for miles together the combatants may be almost said to have marched upon gold and silver without stooping to pick it up.
Сторінка 4 - Great part, no doubt, of this immense territory is covered with forests, or lies so far to the north as to be almost unproductive of food ; but no ranges of mountains or arid deserts intersect the vast extent, and almost the whole, excepting that which touches the Arctic snows, is capable of yielding something for the use of man. The boundless steppes of the south present inexhaustible fields of pasturage, and give birth to those nomad tribes, in whose numerous and incomparable horsemen the chief...

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