Lieutenant-General Sir Ralph Abercromby, K.B., 1793-180l: A Memoir

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Page 93 - The very disgraceful frequency of courts-martial, and the many complaints of irregularities in the conduct of the troops in this kingdom, having too unfortunately proved the Army to be in a state of licentiousness which must render it formidable to every one but the enemy...
Page 136 - If ever there was a country unfit to govern itself," said Lord Hutchinson, " it is Ireland. A corrupt aristocracy, a ferocious commonalty, a distracted Government, a divided people !" The real character of this Parliamentary rule was seen in the rejection of Pitt's offer of free trade.
Page 27 - Dolgelly is specifically noticed in Acts of Parliament of James I ; and the Privy Council of Charles II issued two successive orders for its regulation. During the interval of peace which lasted for some years between the close of the American War and the commencement of the great European revolution of 1793, Dolgelly was calculated to return from ^50,000 to 100,000 annually in this article only.
Page 108 - has been, in the first place, whether I was to have the command of the army really or nominally, and then whether the character and discipline of it were to be degraded and ruined in the mode of using it, either from the facility of one man, or from the violence and oppression of a set of men who have for more than twelve months employed it in measures which they durst not avow or sanction.
Page 129 - Although the French Revolution and Jacobin principles may be the immediate cause of the events which have lately taken place in Ireland, yet the remote and ultimate cause must be derived from its true origin — the oppression of centuries.
Page 308 - His steady observance of discipline, his ever-watchful attention to the health and wants of his troops, the persevering and unconquerable spirit which marked his military career, the splendour of his actions in the field and the heroism of his death, are worthy the imitation of all who desire, like him, a life of heroism and a death of glory.

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