Bernard Alvers And The War Witch

Paperback | October 12, 2012

byJoseph Longland

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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. 1871 edition. Excerpt: ...Shall gladden all the future of the earth, And hail the changed expediency of arms; For better times shall find a happy birth, And settled peace replace all past alarms; No more shall kings plot battles, sense shall come From the remainder, when the ciphering's done. END OF CANTO II. CANTO III. ' Lo! where the Giant on the mountain stands, His blood-red tresses deep'ning in the sun, With death-shot glowing in his fiery hands, And eye that scorcheth all it glares upon; Restless it rolls, now fix'd, and now anon Flashing afar,--and at his iron feet Destruction cowers to mark what deeds are done; For on this morn three potent nations meet, To shed before his shrine the blood he deems most sweet." Byron. JIERNARD was safely landed upon the Spanish I coast, a soldier, ready to do a soldier's work. England was out of sight, and scenes and friends familiar were now sensibly departed. The word " Forward " soon caused every soldier's joint to bend to its fate, while the band in front, always jovial, opened to the thrilling strains of " March to the Battle-field." Bernard found that he had to perform a very long and trying march indeed, which occupied many days, without remission. He was, however, at length actually engaged with the enemy; and, for the first time in his life, saw hundreds of his fellow-creatures laid prostrate by the hurled messengers of death; and learnt, from real experience, the ultimate duties of a soldier. Life is fancy's curse; Death is fancy's slumber; Peace is fancy's nurse; And battle fancy's thunder. But pain's sharp fancy gallops and stamps, And plays a thousand vinegar pranks About the brow, the lip, and the eye, And paints a ghost when it's going to die. What a frightful thing that fancy is, When it's going to fancy no...

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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. 1871 edition. Excerpt: ...Shall gladden all the future of the earth, And hail the changed expediency of arms; For better times shall find...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:24 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.05 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217344224

ISBN - 13:9780217344227

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