The Life of Lord Hill, G. C. B.: Late Commander of the Forces

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J. Murray, 1845 - 395 pages
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Page 347 - Be strong and of a good courage, fear not, nor be afraid of them: for the LORD thy God, he it is that doth go with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee.
Page 346 - A soft answer turneth away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger.
Page 104 - Alberche, which covered our left flank. " The position taken up by the troops at Talavera extended rather more than two miles : the ground was open upon the left, where the British army was stationed, and it was commanded by a height, on which was placed en echelon, as the second line, a division of infantry under the orders of Major-General Hill.
Page 347 - And the Lord, he it is that doth go before thee; he will be with thee, he will not fail thee, neither forsake thee : fear not, neither be dismayed.
Page 115 - I was standing,) who were neither attacked nor threatened with an attack, and who were frightened only with the noise of their own fire ; they left their arms and accoutrements on the ground, their officers went with them, and they and the fugitive cavalry plundered the baggage of the British army which had been sent to the rear.
Page 196 - General conducted this operation, as well as his former advance, entirely to my satisfaction. I regret much that the peculiar situation of Mirabete should have prevented my allowing the gallant corps under his orders to follow up an operation which they had commenced with much spirit, and were so anxious to complete ; but the possession of these forts would not have made amends for the valuable blood which must have been shed in taking them.
Page 303 - Lord Hill and his staff again re-occupied the little cottage they left in the morning. His two gallant brothers, Sir Robert Hill and Colonel Clement Hill, had been removed wounded to Brussels; the party was, nevertheless, nine in number. A soup made by Lord Hill's servant, from two fowls, was all their refreshment, after hours of desperate fighting without a morsel of food. Lord Hill himself was bruised and full of pain. All night long, the groans and shrieks of sufferers were the chief sounds that...
Page 121 - I will not make any arrangement either as to the troops that are to comprise it, or as to the officer who is to command it, without offering the command of it to you. " At the same time, I will not separate you from the army, and from my own immediate command, without consulting your wishes ; and I shall be glad to hear from you on this subject as soon as possible, as the arrangements for quartering and disposing of the troops depend upon your decision upon this point. " You will therefore send back...
Page 171 - French, then forming without a thought that he was so near at hand. The first brigade, headed thus vigorously by himself, moved at once on the village of Arroyo, and the Highlanders catching up the humour of the hour, were heard playing on their bagpipes "Heigh, Johnny Cope, are you waking yet?
Page 107 - The enemy immediately commenced his attack in the dusk of the evening, by a cannonade upon the left of our position, and by an attempt with his cavalry to overthrow the Spanish infantry posted, as I have before stated, on the right. This attempt failed entirely. Early in the night he...

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