The personal adventures of 'our own correspondent' [of the Times] in Italy

Paperback | February 4, 2012

byMichael Burke Honan

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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. 1852. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XVI. MILAN (continued). I Should not omit to render justice to the memory of the English officer of Lancers, the mad-cap of Valleggio, by stating that he distinguished himself under the walls of Milan by going as a simple volunteer to assist in repelling the attack near the Porta Romana. He had lost for the time both his horses, though he afterwards" found them at Turin, and was thus disabled from doing duty with his regiment, but his brave heart was in the right place, and at the moment of danger he could not be restrained. He came to my room after the defeat of the Piedmontese, and the capture of so many pieces of artillery, to give me the latest news, but I fear I was very ungrateful, for fatigued as I was with extra work, I was angry at being disturbed in a sound sleep, and the intelligence he gave would have equally answered my purpose next morning. He was still more displeased at my ungracious reception, and a certain coldness prevailed between us for some time, but he was too good a fellow to indulge rancune, and we met at Genoa as good friends as ever, and I had more than one letter from him in the course of his adventures and of mine. The absence of his horses, and the robbery of his portmanteau, was a heavy loss to a young campaigner, particularly as his store of gold was contained in the same trunk: but what was his surprise to find some weeks after, on his arrival at Turin, his nags quite safe under the care of his servant, the so-called Radetzky, who had taken the Pavia road,--and to receive as I have before recounted, his napoleons from a friend who traced them to the much beloved old stocking. He flourished for a time at Turin, and at Genoa, on the strength of these resources, and then, poor fellow, he caught the fever and died, mos...

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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. 1852. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XVI. MILAN (continued). I Should not omit to render justice to the memory of the English officer of Lancers, the mad-c...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:74 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.15 inPublished:February 4, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217127207

ISBN - 13:9780217127202

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