The Subaltern: The 85th Regiment of Foot in the Peninsula 1813-1814
George Robert Gleig
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matches, the height of a few rugged hill, and provides to it the looks of a true island in a true ocean. through and via, the mountains turn into far and wide distinguishable, looming, as a sailor may say, huge during the haze; however the valleys proceed lengthy enshrouded, the fogs which grasp upon them yielding merely to the rays of the noon-day sunlight. alongside a valley instantly underneath our current place, a substantial column of French infantry made their method, in the course of one of many overdue activities; and so excellent used to be.
In his reliable; and with nonetheless higher hassle that i'll be triumphant upon him to decorate an omelet for my dinner. Nor used to be this all; my trip, be it recognized, were undertaken now not from interest by myself, yet within the wish of laying in a inventory of espresso, cheese, tea, &c., at an inexpensive fee. yet each attempt to acquire those was once fruitless, the retailers sulkily refusing to house me, other than at the so much exorbitant phrases. i used to be no longer sorry, lower than such conditions, whilst, having comprehensive my omelet, and.
Yeomanry cavalry. Then the tumbrils and ammunition-waggons, with their educate of horses and attendants, stick with in rear of the weapons, and the total procession covers maybe as a lot floor as is roofed via reasonably powerful battalions in marching order. The larger a part of the infantry hooked up to the left column had handed, whilst brigade after brigade of weapons wound via our village. those halting simply when they had cleared the road, diverged into a few open fields at the correct and left of.
To facilitate this operation, or really to prevent the enemy from watching it in any respect, our brigade, which had hitherto remained idle upon the forehead of the same emerging floor, the place, after the motion of the ninth of the previous November, we had halted, was once directed to execute a variety of manœuvres. We first deployed into line, then prolonged our documents into skirmishing order; subsequent threw out part a dozen businesses, who rushed ahead at double quickly time, and with loud shouts, as though an attack have been.
3 o’clock within the morning, nor had any provide of provisions arrived. The negative cottage was once, as will be imagined, totally unfurnished with viands; certainly, we have been as a lot stunned as happy while the peasant to whom it belonged, and who had remained to maintain ownership, produced us a bottle of very undesirable brandy, referred to as, within the language of the rustic, aquadent. This we divided between us so far as it is going to move; and having wanted in useless for the coming of the quarter-master and commissary, we wrapped.