Memoirs and correspondence of field-marshal viscount Combermere, from his family papers, by Mary viscountess Combermere and W.W. Knollys, Volym 1
Hurst and Blackett, 1866
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Sida 102 - She is far from the land where her young hero sleeps, And lovers around her are sighing : But coldly she turns from their gaze, and weeps. For her heart in his grave is lying.
Sida 103 - He had lived for his love, for his country he died — They were all that to life had entwined him ; Nor soon shall the tears of his country be dried, Nor long will his love stay behind him...
Sida 304 - The prince regent having been graciously pleased to command, in the name and on the behalf of his majesty, that the...
Sida 275 - Cotton hurled the remnants on with unrelenting fury, and in another minute had broken with terrible slaughter a fresh column of infantry and captured five guns. Lord Wellington, who, as usual, was always present at the decisive point, now rode up to Sir Stapleton, and fired with unusual enthusiasm by the brilliant feat which had just taken place, said, " By G — d, Cotton, I never saw anything more beautiful in my life ! — the day is yours...
Sida 324 - I am overloaded with people I have never seen before ; and it appears to be purposely intended to keep those out of my way whom I wished to have.
Sida 128 - Stewart being come to the House, Mr. Speaker acquainted him that the House had, upon...
Sida 22 - This Mrs. Cotton, afterwards Lady Salusbury Cotton, was one of five Stapylton co-heiresses. She married the eldest son of Sir Lynch Cotton, and was the mother of Field-Marshal Viscount Combermere. She said that Johnson, despite his rudeness, was at times delightful, having a manner peculiar to himself in relating anecdotes that could not fail to attract both old and young.