The Hussar

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G.B. Zieber & Company, 1845 - 284 páginas

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Página 3 - Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more; Or close the wall up with our English dead ! In peace, there's nothing so becomes a man, As modest stillness, and humility : But when the blast of war blows in our ears, Then imitate the action of the tiger...
Página 30 - keeping the word of promise to the ear, and breaking it to the hope...
Página 145 - ... breeches, our hands, arms, and swords, were all besmeared with blood. Moreover, as the enemy gave way we continued to advance, amid a cloud of dust so thick, that to see beyond th« distance of those immediately* about yourself, was impossible.
Página 158 - ... which heroic achievement he was created a count of the sacred Roman Empire, December 14, 1595. He was a brother-in-law to Henry, Earl of Southampton ; but he was a Roman Catholic, and this fact debarred him from any official service under the Virginia Company, which was soon after incorporated. While it is not necessary for me to give a detailed account of the North Virginia colony, because its history has been fully and fairly written, still in order to understand the colonial movement as it...
Página 6 - Sir," said he, in his slightly-broken English, " by reminding you of a passage in the life of Frederic the Great. There was a poor curate, who, after many years' faithful service in the diocese, applied to the bishop for a vacant living. ' Ah !' replied the bishop, who fully acknowledged his merits ; ' so you knew that that living was vacant did you? Well, I am very sorry I cannot give you...

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