The History of the Life of Leonard Torstenson: (Lennart Torstenson,) "the Argus-eyed, Briarean-armed," Senator of Sweden, Count of Ortala, Chief of the Swedish Artillery Under, and Generalissimo of the Swedish Armies Subsequent to the Death Of, Gustavus Adolphus

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Platt & Schram, printers, 1855 - 309 Seiten
 

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Seite 268 - Farewell the tranquil mind ! Farewell content ! Farewell the plumed troop, and the big wars, That make ambition virtue ! O, farewell ! Farewell the neighing steed, and the shrill trump, The spirit-stirring drum, the ear-piercing fife, The royal banner ; and all quality. Pride, pomp, and circumstance of glorious war ! And O, you mortal engines, whose rude throats The immortal Jove's dread clamours counterfeit, Farewell ! Othello's occupation's gone ! lago.
Seite lxvii - Lives of great men all remind us We can make our lives sublime, And, departing, leave behind us Footprints on the sands of time; Footprints, that perhaps another, Sailing o'er life's solemn main, A forlorn and shipwrecked brother, Seeing, shall take heart again.
Seite xxiv - Tis not in mortals to command success, But we'll do more, Sempronius; we'll deserve it.
Seite 244 - With, visage grim, stern looks, and blackly hued; In his right hand a naked sword he had, That to the hilts was all with blood imbrued; And in his left, that kings and kingdoms rued, Famine and fire he held, and therewithal He razed towns and threw down towers and all.
Seite 88 - Mid smoke and spray ; His fierce artillery flashed so fast That Swedish -wrecks were round him cast, And lost each hostile stern and mast 'Mid smoke and spray. Fly, Swedes, fly! No hope to win Where Christian dauntless mingles in The fray! / Niels Juul beheld the tempest grow. "The day is right!
Seite liii - ... during the greater part of these wars kept pace with the pestilence. Wheat was sold, more times than once, for three pounds eighteen shillings a bushel. Guards were posted to protect the newly-buried from, being devoured. There were instances of children being led away, massacred, and eaten up. Two women fought for a slice of a dead horse, and one killed the other. A straggling beggar decoyed away a poor woman's child, and began to strangle it, in order to eat it ; but the vigilant mother surprised...
Seite 62 - Liv. iii. 27., the whole amounting to sixty pounds weight, besides arms ; for a Roman soldier considered these not as a burden, but as a part of himself (arma membra milites ducebant), Cic.
Seite 242 - The true test of a great man — that at least which must secure his place among the highest order of great men — is his having been in advance of his age. This it is which decides whether or not he has carried forward the grand plan of human improvement; has conformed his views and adapted his conduct to the existing circumstances of society, or changed those so as to better its condition ; has been one...
Seite ix - MODEST (a) apology for the Roman Catholics of Great Britain : addressed to all moderate Protestants ; particularly to the members of both Houses of Parliament.
Seite 187 - In such as touched life, limb, or honour, the court was to be held within a circle of troops under the open sky, but in civil matters within a tent. The penalties are, first, corporal inflictions on head or hand, with more or less dishonour. The most shameful of all was hanging, which every tenth man by lot must undergo if a squadron of horse or regiment of foot took to flight during an engagement, before they were disabled from using their swords ; the rest in such case to serve without standard,...

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