Leisure-moments in the camp and in the guard-room by J. F. NevilleLeisure-moments in the camp and in the guard-room by J. F. Neville

Leisure-moments in the camp and in the guard-room

byJ. F. Neville

Paperback | May 12, 2012

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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. 1812 Excerpt: ...His Royal Highness has been able to create an arm-, in ev/ery point of view invincible. But the panegyric of the Duke of York is best read in the victories which the armies of his creation have obtained in Egypt, Portugal, and Spain! The merit of His Royal Highness is not similar to that of other individuals, whose excellence is so much vaunted, but whose qualifications are like unto those ingenious perspectives, which derive advantage from their being seen at a distance: he is a sun, whose rays become weak in proportion as they diverge from the centre of light, but who, the nearer we approach him, the more he warms, the more he shinesj the more he dazzles, the more he gratifies. On account of my being acquainted with the continental languages and usages. His Royal Highv ness commissioned me to superintend the prisoners of war at his head-quarters, until an opportunrty should present itself of marching them to the grjtud depot. The instructions which I received from the Commander in Chief, through his private Secretary, the late Major-General Hlwgill, on my taking upon myself the important trust, were such as became the leader of an army belonging to the most civilized nation in the world. " Be particularly attentive to the sick and wounded prisoners, and repott the surgeons who do not attend them regularly. When, as it sometimes happens, there are females in uniform, take care to separate them from the soldiers, and sign a requisition for private quarters for them, until we can send the poor deluded creatures back to their own homes. Let every thing be done, that possibly can be done, for the comfort of the privates and non-commissioned; but be extremely attentive, that the officers experience, as far as the circumstances of war will allow, every indu...
Title:Leisure-moments in the camp and in the guard-roomFormat:PaperbackDimensions:48 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.1 inPublished:May 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217230644

ISBN - 13:9780217230643