Events Of A Military Life (volume 1); Being Recollections After Service In The Peninsular War…

Paperback | January 11, 2012

byWalter Henry

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1843. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER X. THE ADVENTURES OF A HANDSOME COMMISSARY.- A SOUVENIR OF TRUXILLO. "O Love! young Love! bound in thy rosy band, Let sage or cynic prattle as he will, These hours, and only these, redeem Life's years of ill." Byron. "Ave Maria purissima!" said Don Ignacio Landriz on entering the saloon of the Marqueza de Santa Cruz one evening. "Sin pecado concebida !" was the usual response. "Bellissima Marqueza beso seus manos lindos." "Beautiful Marchioness, I kiss your fair hands. Adorable mother and angelic daughter, your vassal throws himself at your feet." "Don Ignacio, we are charmed to see you honouring our little tertulha so early," said the Marqueza. "How beautifully fluent you military gentlemen are in your compliments. Your gallantry to our sex is only subordinate to the same quality in the field. Tell me, which is your forte, attacking the citadel of our hearts, or storming a real fortress?" "Both are equally our duty, div.ine Marqueza. Fealty to El Rey y la Dama, we swear upon our swords, and are taught with our exercise." "Bravo! Senhor," exclaimed a third interlocutor, the Marchioness's daughter, Donna Serafina. "Bravo, Senhor--the sentiment is most noble, and the associa 90 THE ADVENTURES OF tion delightful; but confess, Capitano, is not the gallantry a little easier than the fighting?" "Perdona, lovely Senhorita, it is quite the same. For my own part, I prefer slicing off the head of a Frenchman to a bolero or a waltz--except with your charming self." "Muchissimas grafias Senhor." "But adorable Donna Serafina, how enchanting you look this evening. By the honour of a soldier, you are the most lovely rose-bud in all Spain." "A pretty compliment, indeed, Don Ignacio. But my cousin, Maria de Pacheco, told me you said the same thing to her last night. You ...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1843. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER X. THE ADVENTURES OF A HANDSOME COMMISSARY.- A SOUVENIR OF TRUXILLO. "O Love! young Love! bound in thy rosy band, Let sage or...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:84 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.17 inPublished:January 11, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217317812

ISBN - 13:9780217317818

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