A Lady's Glimpse of the Late War in Bohemia

Paperback | October 12, 2012

byLizzie Selina Eden

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1867 edition. Excerpt: ...arms, and shouted "Garibaldi!" All the Austrian officers will, I Austrian Officers. 187 think, be very sorry when their brave, warmhearted soldiers are disbanded to return to their homes round Padua, Mantua, and Vicenza. Poor fellows!--if, in the course of events, they should be drawn again in conscription for the Italian army, how they will feel the change from the quiet, firm, gentlemanly rule of the Austrian officer, to the brag and swagger of their Italian masters! As a newspaper correspondent wrote only last week from Venice, "The Austrian, though a perfect officer, never forgets he is a perfect gentleman," and as such, he wins the love and confidence of his soldiers. With what a gleam of enthusiasm their dark Italian eyes lighted up when the names of their respective lieutenants or captains were mentioned. "Ah! he is kind I" "We would follow him anywhere!" "There is no one like!" With them such language was not merely talk, for, as I said before, many a soldier sealed his words with his life's blood. 188 A Prayer Denied. During this digression, however, I have left our party shivering on the hill-top at four o'clock in the morning, listening eagerly to the sad strains of the parting hymn, and joining earnestly in the prayer that went up to heaven with those martial notes, on the early breeze of morning, from the groups that stood around with reverently uncovered heads--"that God would bless the arms of Austria." That prayer has not been granted, but in that future land, "where all is made right which so puzzles us here," we shall be satisfied that this denial, like many another we have all had to take on trust, was for some wise and good purpose. We felt indeed...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1867 edition. Excerpt: ...arms, and shouted "Garibaldi!" All the Austrian officers will, I Austrian Officers. 187 think, be very sorry wh...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:56 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.12 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217663745

ISBN - 13:9780217663748

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