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. 1838 Excerpt: ...Although I do not profess accurately to detail each movement of the contending.armies, still I have a vivid recollection of the affairs in which I had the fortune to bear a part; and a somewh...
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ontusion which I received from a spent hall obtained a pretty secure place in my remembrance of the village of Hormaza, where, by effecting a flank movement, we dislodged a strong body of the enemy under General Reille; yet, notwithstanding the vigorous charges with which we favoured our opponents, they continued to retire in excellent order and accomplished their retreat without much loss. This trifling affair occurred on the 12th, and, unlike the generality of days at that season of the year, VOL. II. K the weather was remarkably cold and overcast, so much so that, on our halting for the night, my musical Captain set to work and, in due time, produced a most exhilirating and copious kettle of hot punch. Now, it so happens that I have always had a rather partial feeling towards this beverage; but when you find yourself seated round a bad fire composed of green wood, in an open field,--your teeth chattering with cold--and your limbs benumbed from the same cause--to say nothing of being without food, and in momentary expectation of being ordered into your saddle--then it is that this delicious decoction surpasses in its flavour the perfumes of the most ambrosial sweets, and in its taste--the nectar of the gods themselves. Then it is, that no man, not even excepting the president of the Temperance Society, himself, would profess the least disincllnation to partake of the mixture--provided he could, by any possibility, obtain the option. At all events none of the party, then present, appeared in the slightest degree to object to the punch; neither was there any ...