The Australian Contingent; A History Of The Patriotic Movement In New South Wales And An Account Of…

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byFrank Hutchinson

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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. 1885. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... dawning for peace, and freedom, and glory. We are ambitions of the sympathies of great names and sovereign natures; for as Hood beautifully says in his dedication of a poem to Coleridge, when We gain applause from the great in name, We seem to be partakers of their fame. At the conclusion of the Honorable Gentleman's speech the audience rose en masse and cheered him vociferously, and wherever, the next day, the report of that heart-stirring address went, there is no doubt that, in spirit if not in fact, their countrymen did the same. It was his own strong patriotic feeling and the confidence with which he appealed to the same spirit in his countrymen that ensured the success of the movement from the first; and, as we have said, in these speeches alone might be found its sufficient record, so far at least as was concerned in it the general heart of the Country. In The Soudan. Considerably within the thirty days originally prescribed for the voyage of the Contingent it had reached its destination, Suakim, and met with such a reception from its gallant comrades and countrymen, the British troops, as alone might have effectually disposed of the objection that our aid was not wanted, or only accepted out of compliment. The passage is reported to have been a most enjoyable one, the necessary strict drill and discipline being pleasantly varied with many means of recreation, and the men arriving in splendid health and spirits. The march from the ships to the Camp is described as "a most stirring sight." The British and Indian troops lined the way, and as our men passed between their ranks they were cheered continuously. Their fine soldierly appearance and the enthusiasm with which they seemed to enter upon their work were greatly admired, and on arrival at the camp, aft...

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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. 1885. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... dawning for peace, and freedom, and glory. We are ambitions of the sympathies of great names and sovereign natures; for as Hood beaut...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:70 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.15 inPublished:January 10, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217571654

ISBN - 13:9780217571654

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