Narrative of the Late Expedition to Syria: Under the Command of Admiral the Hon. Sir Robert Stopford. Comprising an Account of the Capture of Gebail, Tripoli, and Tyre; Storming of Sidon; Battle of Calat-Meidan; Bombardment and Capture of St. Jean D'Acre, المجلد 1

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H. Colburn, 1842 - 312 من الصفحات
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الصفحة 239 - OH for a lodge in some vast wilderness, Some boundless contiguity of shade, Where rumour of oppression and deceit, Of unsuccessful or successful war, Might never reach me more.
الصفحة vi - The Lord of Hosts hath purposed it, to stain the pride of all glory, and to bring into contempt all the honourable of the earth.
الصفحة 43 - THE Land we from our fathers had in trust, And to our children will transmit, or die : This is our maxim, this our piety ; And God and Nature say that it is just.
الصفحة 135 - Bradley, was also forward on all occasions. The Archduke Frederick placed his ship well, and kept up an excellent fire. " Walker Bey, Turkish rear-admiral, who was there by accident, was the first who advanced along the causeway. My thanks are due to the Hon.
الصفحة 70 - I hope an opportunity will soon offer. " This operation opened the whole district of Kata ; and the Mountaineers, who had been driven from their homes, flocked down in great numbers, and were immediately armed. " I have great reason to be satisfied with the conduct of his Excellency Selim Pacha and with General Jochmus, who fearlessly exposed himself in front, accompanied by my young friend Lieut.
الصفحة 282 - ... beyond description. When I see the effects of our fire upon so formidable a fortress, I cannot help feeling the greatest obligation to every officer and man engaged in this enterprise. The cool, steady, and beautiful style in which the ships and vessels, through shoals and banks, came into their positions, and the noble spirit that animated the whole, in the destructive fire opened and maintained against a very smart return from the forts and batteries, were most gratifying, and drew forth my...
الصفحة 283 - By the explosion, two entire regiments, formed in position on the ramparts, were annihilated, and every living creature, within the area of 60,000 square yards, ceased to exist; the loss of life being variously computed at from 1200 to 2000 persons.
الصفحة 90 - To my gallant friend Captain Boxer, I am deeply indebted for the assistance he has afforded me on every occasion in the execution of this service ; but particularly for his vigilance each day in preventing surprise on the troops landing. He speaks in the highest terms of Lieutenant Curry, senior lieutenant of the Pique, who had charge of the party employed levelling the approach to the town. It affords me...
الصفحة vi - O thou that art situate at the entry of the sea, which art a merchant of the. people for many isles ; thy borders are in the midst of the sea, thy builders have perfected thy beauty ! Fine linen with broidered work from Egypt was that which thou spreadest forth to be thy sail ; blue and purple from the isles of Elishah was that which covered thee.
الصفحة 74 - ... every precaution being taken, all Her Majesty's ships were completed with water; and ever since the place (being under our guns) has been quite free to the people of Ruad to water. " My attention was now anxiously turned towards Tortosa; all information concurred in representing its great importance to the enemy's troops, and all agreed in declaring that, could we destroy the provisions, the troops must shift their quarters, and thus leave the communication with the mountains (whose inhabitants...

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