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Página 384 - Fond impious man, think'st thou yon sanguine cloud Raised by thy breath, has quench'd the orb of day? To-morrow he repairs the golden flood And warms the nations with redoubled ray. Enough for me : with joy I see The different doom our fates assign : Be thine Despair and sceptred Care, To triumph and to die are mine.
Página 375 - America — that he had called a New World into existence, to redress the balance of the Old.
Página 33 - I am the unfortunate man ; my name is Bellingham : it is a private injury ; I know what I have done ; it was a denial of justice on the part of government.
Página 102 - ... single pauper to be found, offers a boundless field for future increase. It is not a figure of speech, but the simple truth, to assert, that, circumstanced as the two countries are, there is not an axe falls in the woods of America, which does not put in motion some shuttle, or hammer, or wheel in England.
Página 242 - 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 itself bear up, and fiercely striving, fire indiscriminately upon friends and foes while the horsemen hovering on the flank threatened to charge the advancing line.
Página 75 - That although the adverse circumstances of our trade, together with the large amount of our military expenditure abroad, may have contributed to render our exchanges with the continent of Europe unfavourable, yet the extraordinary degree in which the exchanges have been depressed for so long a period, has been in a great measure occasioned by the depreciation which has taken place in the relative value of the currency of this...
Página 864 - Les chemins furent couverts de verglas , les chevaux de cavalerie, d'artillerie, de train périssaient toutes les nuits, non par centaines mais par milliers, surtout les chevaux de France et d'Allemagne. Plus de trente mille chevaux périrent en peu de jours; notre cavalerie se trouva toute à pied ; notre artillerie et nos transports se trouvaient sans attelages. Il fallut abandonner et détruire une bonne partie de nos pièces et de nos munitions de guerre et de bouche. » Cette armée, si belle...