Imaginary Conversations (volume 6): Miscellaneous dialogues by Walter Savage LandorImaginary Conversations (volume 6): Miscellaneous dialogues by Walter Savage Landor

Imaginary Conversations (volume 6): Miscellaneous dialogues

byWalter Savage Landor

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1891. Excerpt: ... courage are left me. As things hare turned round again, I am afraid I may occasionally have had a hankering--Arcbbuhop. After what? Talleyrand. After the archbishopric of Paris. Archtishop. Alas! it will soon be vacant; I am halfftanred. Talleyrand. I am not half-starved, but I am half-asleep; the medicine is beginning to operate, or my hour is come. 'Turns Ofide. Arckbubop (retiring). He must go to the devil his own way, with a piece of fresh malice in his mouth as a ticket of admittance. However, I have his conversion at full length, at home, in readiness for the papers. He shall perform the harmonious trio with Voltaire and Alfieri for the benefit of the faithful. XXVIII. MARSHAL BUGEAUD AND ARAB CHIEFTAIN.i Bugeaud. Such is the chastisement the God of battles in his justice and indignation has inflicted on you. Of seven hundred refractory and rebellious, who took refuge in the caverns, thirty, and thirty only, are alive; and of these thirty there are four only who are capable of labor, or indeed of motion. Thy advanced age ought to have rendered thee wiser, even if my proclamation, dictated from above in the pure spirit of humanity and fraternity, ' Tn De Quincey's "Leaders in Literature," Works viii., 295, there is the following account of this incident in a note. ' Ten or a dozen years ago, the atrocity of Dahra was familiar to the readers of newspapers. It is now forgotten; and therefore I retrace it briefly. The French in Algiers upon occasion of some razzia against a party of Arabs hunted them into the cave or caves of Dahra, and upon the refusal of the Arabs to surrender filled up the mouth of their retreat with combustibles, and eventually roasted alive the whole party, men, women, and children." De Quincey also quotes from the official report ...
Title:Imaginary Conversations (volume 6): Miscellaneous dialoguesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:164 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.35 inPublished:February 1, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217492762

ISBN - 13:9780217492768