The Baronetage of England, Volume 1

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Page 202 - From the date of that action to the 7th of October, Lady Harriet, with her usual serenity, stood prepared for new trials ; and it was her lot that their severity increased with their numbers. She was again exposed to the hearing of the whole action, and at last received the shock of her individual misfortune, mixed with the intelligence of the general calamity : the troops were defeated, and Major Ackland, desperately wounded, was a prisoner.
Page 202 - Her anxiety and suffering were thus protracted through seven or eight dark and cold hours, and her reflections upon that first reception could not give her very encouraging ideas of the treatment she was afterwards to expect. But it is due to justice...
Page 226 - Shuckburgh, he was or• dered to be called to him, and was by him very graciously received. Upon which he went immediately home, armed all his tenants, and the next day attended on him in the field, where he was knighted, and was present at the battle of Edghill.
Page 201 - Serjeant of grenadiers, with great hazard of suffocation, dragged out the first person he caught hold of. It proved to be the Major. It happened...
Page 226 - Shuckburgh hill, where, being attacked by some of the Parliament forces, he defended himself till he fell, with most of his tenants about him ; but being taken up, and life perceived in him, he was carried away prisoner to Kenilworth castle, where he lay a considerable time, and was forced to purchase his liberty.
Page 456 - Johnson, styling himself his Majesty's sole agent and superintendent of Indian affairs for the northern parts of North America...
Page 201 - September, the grenadiers being liable to action at every step, she had been directed by the Major to follow the route of the artillery and baggage, which was not exposed. At the time the action began, she found herself near a small uninhabited hut, where she alighted.
Page 226 - Hill, where, being attacked by some of the parliament forces, he defended himself till he fell, with most of his tenants about him ; but being taken up, and life perceived in him, he was carried away prisoner, first to Northampton, and from thence to Kenilworth Castle, where he lay a considerable time, and was forced to purchase his liberty at a dear rate...
Page 202 - ... habituated to all the soft elegancies and refined enjoyments that attend high birth and fortune, and far advanced in a state in which the tender cares, always due to the sex, become indispensably necessary. Her mind alone was formed for such trials.
Page 202 - ... end. The night was advanced before the boat reached the enemy's outposts, and the sentinel would not let it pass, nor even come on shore.

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