Only an Ensign: A Tale of the Retreat from Cabul, Volume 2

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Tinsley brothers, 1871 - Afghan Wars

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Page 15 - You drank of the Well I warrant betimes ? " He to the Cornishman said. But the Cornishman smiled as the stranger spake And sheepishly shook his head. " I hastened as soon as the Wedding was done And left my wife in the porch. But i' faith she had been wiser than me, For she took a bottle to Church ! " ' An interesting variation from the usual run of Wishing Wells is to be found in Denbighshire.
Page 219 - ... friendship, to let him know, without any disguise, all that had occurred to me since my departure from St. Sulpice. I gratified him ; and so far from concealing anything, or attempting to extenuate my faults, I spoke of my passion with all the ardour with which it still inspired me. I represented it to him as one of those especial visitations of fate, which draw on the devoted victim to his ruin, and which it is as impossible for virtue itself to resist, as for human wisdom to foresee.
Page 37 - we see that you are not like the infidel Hindoos that follow you : you are men, born and bred like ourselves, where the seasons vary, and in their changes give vigour both to body and mind. We wish that you had come among us as friends, and not as enemies, for you are fine fellows one by one, though as a body we hate you.
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Page 161 - She smiled on many just for fun — I knew that there was nothing in it ; I was the first, the only one Her heart had thought of for a minute ; I knew it, for she told me so, In phrase which was divinely...

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