Brief Remarks on the Character and Composition of the Russian Army, and a Sketch of the Campaigns in Poland in 1806 and 1807

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C. Roworth, 1810 - 276 páginas
 

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Página 267 - Napoleon, by the grace of God and the constitution, emperor of the French, king of Italy, and protector of the confederation of the Rhine...
Página 27 - ... war he irresistibly attacked every opposing squadron in the field. Terror preceded his charge, and in vain discipline endeavoured to present an impediment to the protruding pikes. The Cuirassiers alone preserved some confidence, and appeared to baffle the arm and the skill of the...
Página 8 - ... a latent hope, perhaps, preserved animation ; his fortune did not abandon him ; his extraordinary protection was continued ; and as the day broke, he perceived a passing peasant girl, who gave him some milk, finally sheltered him, and obtained surgical relief. He recovered, and went to Petersburg. The emperor ordered him to pass the regiments in review, that he might designate the offenders. He declined to do so, observing, that " he thought it unadvisable to seek an occasion for correcting such...
Página 7 - Assassination completed, silence was again ordered, and the leader resumed his harangue." — " Now, degenerate Russians, receive your reward ; you, forgetting that you were born so, that your country has a prescriptive right to your allegiance, and that you have voluntarily renewed it to your sovereign, have entered into new engagements with their most hated enemies ; and you have dared to advance in your defence, that your word must be binding in their service, when you violate the oath you have...
Página 33 - The plains of Tartary are filled with a strong and serviceable breed of horses, which are easily trained for the purposes of war and hunting. The Scythians of every age have been celebrated as bold and skilful riders; and constant practice had seated them so firmly on horseback, that they were supposed by strangers to perform the ordinary duties of civil life, to eat, to drink, and even to sleep, without dismounting from their steeds.
Página 4 - Beningzen had yielded to the intreaties of every general in the field ; but although the fruits of victory were by that decision wrested from their possession, not Buonaparte, nor France, can pluck the laurel from their brows, which truth and time will to the latest hour preserve with undiminished verdure. The Russian, nurtured from earliest infancy to consider Russia as the supreme nation of the world, always regards himself as an important component part of the irresistible mass. Suwarrow professed...
Página 262 - Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to His Majesty the Emperor of the French ; And His Majesty the Emperor of the French, Leonel, Marquis de Moustier, Grand Cross of the Imperial Order of the Legion of Honour, &C.
Página 37 - ... balls rendered the horses wild, and they flew apart. When the Cossaque was afterwards asked by the Attaman, with feigned anger, for his own explanation of such disrespectful conduct ; — he replied, " I saw that the enemy directed their fire at the English officer on account of his casque and plume — I was appointed by you to protect him — I knew you had marched with many Cossaques, but only one stranger ; it was therefore my duty to avert mischief from him by attracting it to myself, and...

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