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The Private Journal of F.S. Larpent (Volume 2); Attached to the Head-Quarters of Lord Wellington During the Peninsular War, from 1812 to Its Close (Paperback) Loot Price: R278
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The Private Journal of F.S. Larpent (Volume 2); Attached to the Head-Quarters of Lord Wellington During the Peninsular War,...

The Private Journal of F.S. Larpent (Volume 2); Attached to the Head-Quarters of Lord Wellington During the Peninsular War, from 1812 to Its Close (Paperback)

Francis Seymour Larpent

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1853. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... PIECE OF ILL-LUCK. 83 CHAPTER IV. THE AUTHOR TAKEN PRISONER--KIND TREATMENT BY THE FRENCH GENERAL--LIFE OF A PRISONER--RELEA8E--DETAILS OF THE AUTHOR'S CAPTIVITY--CURIOUS SCENE AT GENERAL PAKENHAM'S--A BASQUE SQUIRE. Bayonne, September 5, 1813. My Deab M, When you told me, some time since, that you expected to hear from me from this place, I never expected to have realised in this way your prediction. But as the French all tell me with a shrug, "c'est le sort de la guerre, Monsieur." I must submit to as great a piece of ill luck as generally falls to a poor man, " dans le meilleur de mmde possible." On the evening of the 30th August I was, as I mentioned to you in my last, stopped from going over to see the storming of St. Sebastian the next morning by the general report that the French were in motion; that an attack was expected on 84 THE AUTHOR our line at daylight, to relieve that place if possible, and that therefore head-quarters would probably move. So it turned out; at six we heard that the French had all crossed the Bidassoa, and were moving on. The baggage was all ordered half a league up the mountain Yangi, there to wait orders either to proceed further for security if we were pressed, or to return if we repulsed the attack. At seven, Lord Wellington, &c were off By nine the town was nearly cleared, and every one in motion. Nothing can be more stupid than thus waiting a whole day standing with the mules and baggage, to hear the result, without a creature to talk to, and knowing nothing that is passing. One of the officers advised me to go up the hill just above Lezaca, to observe a little what was doing near, assuring me that it was quite safe. Just afterwards Major Canning returned from Lord Wellington with orders, and said he would show us ...

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Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: 2012
First published: 2012
Authors: Francis Seymour Larpent
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 4mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 66
ISBN-13: 978-1-151-07400-3
Categories: Books > Humanities > History
Books > Humanities > History > General
Books > History > General
LSN: 1-151-07400-4
Barcode: 9781151074003

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