action answer appeared arms army attack battle began believe better body brought called cannon captain carried castle charge Colonel coming command desired dragoons Duke Earl enemy engaged England English entered expected face father fight finding fire five followed foot forces four French friends garrison gave give hand head honour horse hundred immediately Italy John joined killed king king's knew leave lived looked Lord lost majesty manner master means morning nature never night obliged observed occasion officers parliament party pass person piece present prince prisoners quarters raised reason received regiment resolved rest retreat returned says Scots secured sent side siege soldiers soon Spain success taken things thought thousand told took town troops whole
Page 266 - There my retreat the best companions grace, Chiefs out of war, and statesmen out of place: There St. John mingles with my friendly bowl The feast of reason and the flow of soul: And he, whose lightning pierced the' Iberian lines, Now forms my quincunx, and now ranks my vines; Or tames the genius of the stubborn plain, Almost as quickly as he conquer'd Spain.
Page 265 - A skeleton in outward figure ; His meagre corpse, though full of vigour, Would halt behind him, were it bigger. So wonderful his expedition, When you have not the least suspicion, He's with you like an apparition. Shines in all climates like a star ; In senates bold, and fierce in war ; A land commander, and a tar. Heroic actions early bred in, Ne'er to be matched in modern reading, But by his namesake, Charles of Sweden.
Page 264 - This day arriv'd, without his train, Mordanto in a week from Spain. A messenger comes all a-reek Mordanto at Madrid to seek ; He left the town above a week.
Page 266 - A fiery soul, which, working out its way, Fretted the pigmy body to decay, And o'er-informed the tenement of clay...
Page 250 - In 1670 he was appointed Colonel of the Coldstream regiment of guards. When King James II. endeavoured to take it away from him, ' If they took away his regiment, they had as good take away his life, since he had nothing else to divert himself with.
Page 264 - TO THE EARL OF PETERBOROUGH, WHO COMMANDED THE BRITISH FORCES IN SPAIN. MORDANTO fills the trump of fame, The Christian worlds his deeds proclaim, And prints are crowded with his name. In journeys he outrides the post, Sits up till midnight with his host, Talks politics, and gives the toast.
Page 260 - Johnson said, he had never heard of the book. Lord Eliot had it at Port Eliot ; but, after a good deal of enquiry, procured a copy in London, and sent it to Johnson, who told Sir Joshua Reynolds that he was going to bed when it came, but was so much pleased with it, that he sat up till he had read it through, and found in it such an air of truth, that he could not doubt of its authenticity ; adding, with a smile...
Page 339 - St. Antonio, and entirely struck off the head of the son. The father immediately rose up, first looking down upon his headless child, and then lifting up his eyes to heaven, whilst the tears ran down his cheeks, he crossed himself, and only said, Fiat voluntas tual and bore it with a wonderful patience. It was a sad spectacle, and truly it affects me now whilst I am writing.
Page 278 - There is a bravery of mind which I fancy few of those gentlemen duellists are possessed of. True courage cannot proceed from what Sir Walter Raleigh finely calls the art or philosophy of quarrel. No ! It must be the issue of principle, and can have no other basis than a steady tenet of religion.