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The Life of Sir Robert Christison, Bart., M.D., D.C.L. Oxon., LL.D ebook

The Life of Sir Robert Christison, Bart., M.D., D.C.L. Oxon., LL.D. U S Government

The Life of Sir Robert Christison, Bart., M.D., D.C.L. Oxon., LL.D
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Author: U S Government
Page Count: 114 pages
Published Date: 16 Jan 2013
Publisher: Rarebooksclub.com
Publication Country: Miami Fl, United States
Language: English
ISBN: 9781234264420
Download Link: The Life of Sir Robert Christison, Bart., M.D., D.C.L. Oxon., LL.D
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1885 edition. Excerpt: ...with little else than the victories of the French armies. When in the gallery of the Luxembourg, we were attracted by a fine seapiece, which represented a French frigate capturing a British man-of-war of seventy-four guns, but which also represented all the British tars fighting in scarlet jackets. Oh, said one of us, the seventy-four must have been compelled in a hurricane to throw her guns overboard. And, said another, she had somehow lost all her seamen, as there are only marines on her deck and rigging. While making these and other comments, we laughed so heartily that we were scowled at by the visitors around us, and at last silenced. We were still more amused on-finding prominently inscribed, at the bottom of a long list of French victories on one of the faces of the Arc de FRENCH SOLDIERS. 2 1 5 Triomphe, at the entrance to the Avenue de Neuilly, the word Thoulouse. Luckily there was no vieux moustache near to take fire at our boisterous merriment. At the Semaphore, on the hill of Montmartre, the keeper gave us a graphic narrative of the fighting around it, which preceded the capture of Paris by the Allies in 1814. We remarked that, when in any conflict his countrymen had the worst of it, their troops merely se retiroient -- se battoient en retraite; but when successful, that their adversaries were culbutes -- renverses -- extermines; so that, in short, it never came out how the Allied forces could possibly have won the day. After all, our telegraph-keeper was no more than an honest erring patriot, compared with that veracious model-historian Thiers, who, ...

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