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Page 569 - Mont Blanc is the monarch of mountains, They crowned him long ago On a throne of rocks, in a robe of clouds, With a diadem of snow.
Page 274 - The best laid schemes o' mice an' men, Gang aft agley, An' lea'e us nought but grief an' pain For promis'd joy! Still thou art blest, compar'd wi' me! The present only toucheth thee: But, och! I backward cast my e'e, On prospects drear! An' forward, tho' I canna see, I guess an
Page 214 - He answered and said unto them, When it is evening, ye say, It will be fair weather : for the sky is red.
Page 7 - Memoirs of the Life and gallant Exploits of the Old Highlander Sergeant Donald Macleod, who Having returned wounded with the Corpse of General Wolfe from Quebec was admitted an out pensioner of Chelsea Hospital in 1759, and is now in the 103d year of his age.
Page 148 - The Queen has been graciously pleased to signify her intention to confer the decoration of the Victoria Cross...
Page 12 - We started with the army in the highest order, and up to the day of the battle, nothing could get on better; but that event has, as usual, totally annihilated all order and discipline. The soldiers of the army have sot among them about a million sterling in money, with the exception of about 100,000 dollars, which were got for the military chest.
Page 382 - In the supplies of a body of troops," says Parmentier, " extract of meat would to the severely wounded soldier be a means of invigoration, which with a little wine would instantly restore his powers, exhausted by great loss of blood, and enable him to bear being transported to the nearest field hospital.
Page 46 - Every person subject to this Act who shall absent himself from his ship, or from the place where his duty requires him to be, with an intention of not returning to such ship or place, or who shall at any time and under any circumstances, when absent from his ship or place of duty, do any act which shows that he has an intention of not returning to such ship or place, shall be deemed to have deserted, and shall be punished...
Page 387 - On the other hand, when the labourer earns by his work less than is required to provide the amount of food which is indispensable in order to restore fully his working power, an unyielding, inexorable law or necessity compels him to have recourse to spirits.
Page 49 - If he shall be guilty of an indecent assault he shall suffer penal servitude or such other punishment as is herein-after mentioned : If he shall be guilty of robbery or theft he shall suffer penal servitude or such other punishment as is herein-after mentioned : If he shall be guilty of any other criminal offence which if committed in England...