Hawkins's Picture of Quebec: With Historical Recollections

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Neilson & Gowan, printers, 1834 - Quebec (City) - 477 pages
 

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Page 346 - And before ten, the two armies, equal in numbers, each being composed of less than five thousand "men, were ranged in presence of one another for battle. The English, not easily accessible from intervening shallow ravines and...
Page 359 - The boast of heraldry, the pomp of power, And all that beauty, all that wealth e'er gave, Await alike the inevitable hour — The paths of glory lead but to the grave.
Page 88 - Twas Presbyterian true blue, For he was of that stubborn crew Of errant saints, whom all men grant To be the true church militant ; Such as do build their faith upon The holy text of pike and gun ; Decide all controversies by Infallible artillery ; And prove their doctrine orthodox By apostolic blows and knocks...
Page 71 - Could trammel up the consequence, and catch With his surcease success : that but this blow Might be the be-all and the end-all here, But here, upon this bank and shoal of time, We'd jump the life to come. But in these cases We still have judgment here ; that we but teach Bloody instructions, which, being taught, return To plague the inventor ; this even-handed justice Commends the ingredients of our poison'd chalice To our own lips.
Page 296 - ... provided, and am resolved, by the help of God, in whom I trust, by force of arms to revenge all wrongs and injuries offered, and bring you under subjection to the Crown of England, and, when too late, make you wish you had accepted of the favour tendered. "Your answer positive in an hour returned by your own trumpet, with the return of mine, is required upon the peril that will ensue.
Page 320 - I found myself so ill, and am still so weak, that I begged the general officers to consult together for the public utility.
Page 116 - But I had not so much of man in me, But all my mother came into my eyes, And gave me up to tears.
Page 342 - Thereupon the general rejoined: "Go, one of you, my lads, to Colonel Burton — ; tell him to march Webb's regiment with all speed down to Charles River, to cut off the retreat of the fugitives from the bridge.
Page 396 - The enemy," he soon after wrote to Pitt, "was greatly superior in number, it is true ; but when I considered that our little army was in the habit of beating that enemy, and had a very fine train of field artillery ; that shutting ourselves at once within the walls was putting all upon the single chance of holding out for a considerable time a wretched fortification, I resolved to give them battle ; and, half an hour after six in the morning, we marched with all the force I could muster, namely,...
Page 5 - Venient annis Ssecula seris, quibus Oceanus Vincula rerum laxet, et ingens Pateat Tellus, Tiphysque novos Detegat orbes; nee sit terris Ultima Thule...

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