The Power of Attorney. the Receipt

The Power of Attorney. the Receipt

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1844 edition. Excerpt: ...came, Making the air one sheet of vivid flame; An army and a navy on each hand, Launch all the terrors that fell war can frame On the day of the grand attack made on Gibraltar, the 13th of September, 1782, by the combined French and Spanish forces, under the Due de Crilloa, the fortress was furiously assaulted simultaneously by land and sea. It was computed that more than 1200 pieces of ordnance were in full play on this occasion at the same time. Vol. I. H 3 Against thy strength;--can'st thou such odds withstand? Nor quails the courage yet of Elliott's iron band? No! by yon heaven! though mingled shot and shell Fall like the hail-storm of December's day, Not on one brow sits pallid fear to tell A craven recreant in the gallant play, Where life and fame are staked upon the lay. A thousand guns, that from the rocky shore Bristle thy front in terrible array To thy high crest, in fearful union roar, are o'er. While weeps Spain's haughty Queen, f and Crillon's boasts And hark! from out the thick, dense, sulph'rous cloud, Beneath whose shade a new Armada lies, Comes forth a shout, so piercing and so loud, Thrilling each heart, and reaching to the skies, Though peal on peal the volley'd thunders rise. Is it of triumph? No, --of death;--for see, The lurid flame breaks forth and upward flies, Circling their ships, --and no way left to flee, While billows yawn around and mock their misery. It would appear from this epithet, that the worthy lieutenant had in mind Cromwell's favorite troopers, whom he called his Ironsides. t On an eminence, about-two miles distant from Gibraltar, is still to be seen a small stone building, about the dimensions of a sentry-box, from which Queen Philippa of Spain, viewed the assault, and from which she voWed not to stir...show more

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  • Paperback | 58 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 122g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236949471
  • 9781236949479