Lieutenant-General Sir Ralph Abercromby, K.B., 1793-1801

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Edmonston and Douglas, 1861 - Great Britain - 328 pages
 

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Page 14 - Wilson. — A MEMOIR OF GEORGE WILSON, MD, FRSE, Regius Professor of Technology in the University of Edinburgh. By his SISTER. New Edition. Crown 8vo. 6s. "An exquisite and touching portrait of a rare and beautiful spirit.
Page 4 - The Old Forest Ranger.' 8vo, with Illustrations, price 16s, Popular Tales of the "West Highlands, Orally Collected, with a translation by JF CAMPBELL. 4 vols. extra fcap. cloth, 32s. Inaugural Address at Edinburgh, April 2, 1866, by THOMAS CARLYLE, on being Installed as Rector of the University there.
Page 91 - 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 134 - 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 - I have often reflected," says an accurate observer, " on the unmeasured and never-failing devotion of Sir Ralph and Lady Abercromby to the comfort and happiness of a parent whose life was so unusually prolonged, as an admirable and beautiful trait in their character. Such conduct is the more worthy of commendation when it is recollected that devotion to the comfort of an aged parent not only regulated but necessarily imposed many restraints on their own inclinations and course of life." According...
Page 106 - FF 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. . . . Within these twelve months every crime, every cruelty that could be committed by Cossacks or Calmucks, has been transacted here.
Page 127 - 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 302 - 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.
Page 92 - ... the British troops have been accustomed to enjoy in every part of the world. It becomes necessary to recur, and most pointedly to attend to the standing orders of the kingdom, which, at the same time that they direct military assistance to be given at the requisition of the civil magistrate, positively forbid the troops to act (but in case of attack) without his presence and authority, and the most clear and precise orders are to be given to the officer commanding the party for this purpose.
Page 13 - Penalties, &c., and a copious Index. Fifth Edition. 8vo, cloth, 7s. 6d. Causes of Illegitimacy, particularly in Scotland. With relative Appendices. Being a paper read in Glasgow at the Fourth Annual Meeting of the ' National Association for the Promotion of Social Science,' on the 28th of September 1860.

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