The Last Words of Distinguished Men and Women
Excerpt: ...(Sir John, British general, whose death is beautifully commemorated in an ode by Rev. 199 Charles Wolfe. Byron pronounced this ode the best in the English language), 36 1761-1809. He said to Colonel Anderson, who for one and twenty years had been his friend and companion in arms: "Anderson, you know that I always wished to die in this way." He frequently asked, "Are the French beaten?" And at length, when he was told they were defeated in every point, he said: "It is a great satisfaction to me to know we have beaten the French. I hope the people of England will be satisfied. I hope my country will do me justice." Having mentioned the name of his venerable mother, and the names of some other friends, for whose welfare he seemed anxious to offer his last prayers, the power of utterance was lost, and he died in a few minutes without a struggle.
- 189 x 246 x 4mm | 168g
- 13 Sep 2013
- United States
- black & white illustrations