Life in the Ranks

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T.C. Newby, 1847 - Great Britain - 325 pages
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Page 299 - Most potent, grave, and reverend signiors, My very noble and approved good masters, — That I have ta'en away this old man's daughter, It is most true ; true, I have married her ; The very head and front of my offending Hath this extent, no more. Rude am I in my speech, And little bless'd with the set phrase of peace ; For since these arms of mine had seven years...
Page 5 - Happy the man, and happy he alone, He, who can call to-day his own : He who, secure within, can say, To-morrow do thy worst, for I have lived today.
Page 118 - The dark vault lies wherein we lay, We heard it ripple night and day; Sounding o'er our heads it...
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Page 126 - Some men convert the infliction into a source of amusement, by the discordance of their remarks with the pain they are obviously enduring. " An Irish dragoon who was brought to the triangles, not only bore the lash without wincing, but between each round administered by successive operators, was ready with some absurd remark, which converted the whole scene into a farce rather than an example, neither officers nor men being able to preserve their gravity. Amongst other things he had the assurance...

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