With such a crazy Statesman as you be, them 'ere little Alabarmy claims would have been squared up long ago, or else, if this court knows herself intimately, the British lion would have been sent off howlin', with a tin kittle tide to his cordil appendage.
"1077,ArmyRegulations.--The forage ration for a horse is 14 pounds of hay and 12 pounds of oats, corn, or barley, and 3-1/3 pounds of straw (or hay) for bedding; for a Field Artillery horse of the heavy-draft type, weighing 1,300 pounds or over, 17 pounds of hay and 14 pounds of oats, corn, or barley, and 3-1/3 pounds of straw (or hay) for bedding; for a mule, 14 pounds of hay and 9 pounds of oats, corn, or barley, and 3-1/3 pounds of straw (or hay) for bedding.
"1078,ArmyRegulations.--Where grazing is practicable, or when little work is required of the animals, commanding officers will reduce the forage ration.
When we set out on such a walk as we are about to take, with the reader's consent, we quote Thomson for our exordium:-- To me be Nature's volume broad display'd; And to peruse its all instructive page, * * * * * My sole delight; as through the falling glooms Pensive I stray, or with the rising dawn On Fancy's eagle wing excursive soar; --and starting from our metropolis, we love to watch the ebbing of population, the dwindling from groves of chimneys and worlds of bricks and mortar to tricksy cottages marshalled with the plumb-line, or sprinkled over "farmy fields" facing Macadamized roads, and collecting more dust in one month than would have ransomed all the captive kings of history, sacred or profane.
We have noted that women are already in most of the trades followed by men, and that the number of this army of working, wage-earning women is legion; that they are not trained at all, and are so badly paid that as underbidders they perpetually cut the wages of men.
Captain Willoughby was an Englishman, in the first place; he was an old army- officer, in the next; and he had an only son who was confessedly in open arms against the independence of America.
He and his men were typical of the Belgian Army-- brave, simple men, defending their country as best they could, without fuss or show.
During the Mexican War, Captain Lee directed all the most important engineering operations of the American army,--a work vital to its wonderful success.
It was now the month of July, and the English royalists had almost abandoned themselves to despair, when they received the cheering intelligence that the duke of Hamilton had at last redeemed his promise, and entereda England at the head of a numerous army.a Footnote 1: Journals, 308, 349, 351, 362, 364, 367.
Origin of the Continental Army.%--After a month's delay it did adopt the little band of patriots gathered about Boston, made it the Continental Army, and elected George Washington, then a delegate in Congress, commander in chief.
One died in the army,--and she had some business in Washington connected with him.
In response to this message, the legislature passed a series of resolutions, pledging itself to sustain "His Excellency Governor Young" in every act he might perform or dictate "for the protection of the lives, peace, and prosperity of the people of the Territory,"--asserting that the President had incurred the "contempt and decided opposition of all good men," on account of the "act of usurped authority and oppression" of which he was guilty, in "forcing profane, drunken, and otherwise corrupt officials upon Utah at the point of the bayonet,"--expressing a determination to "continue to resist any attempt on the part of the Administration to bring the people into a state of vassalage by appointing, contrary to the Constitution, officers whom the people have neither voice nor vote in electing,"--avowing the purpose not to suffer "any persons appointed to office for Utah by the Administration either to qualify for, or assume, or discharge, within the limits of the Territory, the functions of the offices to which they have been appointed; so long as the Territory is menaced by an invading army,"--and declaring that the people of Utah would have their voice in the selection of their officers.
--Cleopatra's army.--Approaching contest.--Caesar and Pompey.
BALINVERNO, one of the leaders in Agramant's allied army.--Ariosto, Orlando Furioso (1516).
From early childhood he was trained to war; we find him at fourteen pronounced by his tutors fit to command an army,--at fifteen, bearing away the palm in one of the last of the tournaments,--at sixteen, fighting beside the young Turenne in the Low Countries,--at nineteen, heading the advanced guard in the army of the Prince of Orange,--and at twenty-three, appearing in England, the day before the Royal Standard was reared, and the day after the King lost Coventry, because Wilmot, not Rupert, was commander of the horse.
In this emergency Essex, with two other officers, escaped from the beach in a boat to Plymouth; and Major-General Skippon offered to capitulate for the rest of the army.b On the surrender of their arms, ammunition, and artillery, the men were allowed to march to Pool and Wareham, and thence were conveyed in transports to Portsmouth, where commissioners from the parliament met them with a supply of clothes and money.
A minister, James Guthrie, in defiance of the committee of estates, excommunicated Middleton; and such was the power of the kirk, that even when the king's party was superior, Middleton was compelled to do penance in sackcloth in the church of Dundee, before he could obtain absolution preparatory to his taking a command in the army.--Baillie, 357.
He was lamented by the whole army,--by many superstitiously, even,--who said he had gone through all Walker's hard stresses so far untouched, and his end was prophetic of downfall.
But it was the transition stage from the anarchy which the collapse of imperialism produced to the constitutional governments of our times, if we could forget the absolute monarchies which flourished on the breaking up of feudalism, when it became a tyranny and a mockery, but which absolute monarchies flourished only one or two hundred years,--a sort of necessity in the development of nations to check the insolence and overgrown power of nobles, but after all essentially different from the imperialism of Caesar or Napoleon, since they relied on the support of nobles and municipalities more than on a standing army; yea, on votes and grants from parliaments to raise money to support the army,--certainly in England, as in the time of Elizabeth.
Three brothers Zadera, all born in Warsaw, served in the Imperial army.--ED.
Where such as serve The Polander, Bohemian, Dane, or Turck, Though they come almost naked to their Collours, Besides their pay (which they contempne) the spoiles Of armyes overthrowne, of Citties sackd, Depopulations of wealthie Cuntries, If he survive the uncertaine chaunce of war, Returne him home to end his age in plenty Of wealth and honours.
Hence coercive measures were imperative; and these could be carried only by a large standing army,--ever the terror and menace of liberty; the greatest blot on constitutional governments,--a necessity, but an evil, since the military power should be subordinate to the civil, not the civil to the military.
Formerly the work of cane-cutting resembled the march of an army;--first advanced the cutlassers in line, naked to the waist; then the amarreuses, the women who tied and carried; and behind these the ka, the drum,--with a paid crieur or crieuse to lead the song;--and lastly the black Commandeur, for general."
I leave the main army behind,--"the lordly band of mighty folios," "the well-ordered ranks of the quartos," "the light octavos," and "humbler duodecimos," for "The last new play, and frittered magazine,"-- for the sutlers and camp-followers, "pioneers and all," of the grand army,--for the prizes, dirty, but curious, rescued from the street-stall, or unearthed in a Nassau-Street cellar,--for the books which I thumbed and dogs-eared in my youth.
The Alexandrine war.--Forces of Caesar.--The Egyptian army.--Fugitive slaves.--Dangerous situation of Caesar.--Presence of Caesar.--Influence of Cleopatra.--First measures of Caesar.--Caesar's stores.--Military engines.--The mole.--View of Alexandria.--Necessity of taking possession of the mole.--Egyptian fleet.--Caesar burns the shipping.--The fort taken.--Burning of Alexandria.--Achillas beheaded.--Plans of Ganymede.--His vigorous measures.--Messengers of Ganymede.--Their instructions.--Ganymede cuts off Caesar's supply of water.--Panic of the soldiers.--Caesar's wells.--Arrival of the transports.--The transports in distress.--Lowness of the coast.--A combat.--Caesar successful.
Got two sons in th' army,--goin' hisself.
The comparatives elder and better, are often used as nouns; so are the Latin comparatives superior and inferior, interior and exterior, senior and junior, major and minor: as, The elder's advice,--One of the elders,--His betters,--Our superiors,--The interior of the country,--A handsome exterior,--Your seniors,--My juniors,--A major in the army,--He is yet a minor.
They were composed of precisely the same material as the flower of the Secession army,--if flower it have.
Mrs. Eastman,--wife of Captain Eastman, and daughter of Dr. Henderson, both of the U. S. army,--is thoroughly acquainted with the customs, superstitions, and leading ideas of the Dahcotahs, whose vicinity to Fort Snelling, and frequent intercourse with its inmates, have brought them much under the notice of the officers and ladies of the garrison.
I did not know one of them by name, but I did know who was married, and who had children; and how one man's first child had been born since he left England, and no news from home because they had seen their mail wagon burn on the battlefield; and how one of them was only twenty, and had been six years in the army,--lied when he enlisted; how none of them had ever seen war before; how they had always wanted to, and "Now," said the twenty-years older, "I've seen it--good Lord--and all I want is to get home," and he drew out of his breast pocket a photograph of a young girl in all her best clothes, sitting up very straight.
When Pompey conquered the pirates, he destroyed fifteen hundred ships of the line.--The Xanthian parapets were tore down.--Brutus, suspecting that his troops were plundering, commanded the trumpets to sound to their colours.--Most people understood the act of attainder passed by the senate.--The Numidian troopers were unlikely in their appearance.-- The Numidians beat up one quarter after another.--Salvidienus resolved to pass his men over, in boats of leather, and he gave orders for equipping a sufficient number of that sort of small craft.--Pompey had light, agile frigates, and fought in a strait, where the current and caverns occasion swirls and a roll.--A sharp out-look was kept by the admiral.--It is a run of about fifty Roman miles.--Brutus broke Lipella in the sight of the army.--Mark Antony garbled the senate.
--Pothinus and Achillas.--Plot of Pothinus and Achillas.--Escape of Achillas.--March of the Egyptian army.--Measures of Caesar.
During this negotiation the houses left nothing to the discretion of their commissioners, the earl of Northumberland, Pierrepoint, Armyn, Holland, and Whitelock.
The Prince-duke is a traitor-- Means to lead over to the enemy The Emperor's army.--Now, Count!--brief and full-- Say, will you break your oath to the Emperor?
Perplexity of Antony.--His meeting with Fulvia.--Meeting of Antony and Fulvia.--Reconciliation of Antony and Octavius.--Octavia.--Her marriage to Antony.--Octavia's influence over her husband and her brother.--Octavia pleads for Antony.--Difficulties settled.--Antony tired of his wife.--He goes to Egypt.--Antony again with Cleopatra.--Effect on his character.--The march to Sidon.--Suffering of the troops.--Arrival of Cleopatra.--She brings supplies for the army.--Octavia intercedes for Antony.--She brings him re-enforcements.
sir, mistake me not, I beseech you, replied the young Horatio, or think me wanting in my gratitude either to heaven or you.--But, sir, it is to your generous care in cultivating the talents I received from nature, that I owe this emulation, this ardor for doing something that might give me a name, which is the only thing your bounty cannot bestow.--My genius inclines me to the army.--Of all the accomplishments you have caused me to be instructed in, geography, fortification, and fencing, have been my darling studies.--Of what use, sir, will they be to me in an idle life?
For the internal management of the establishment, a special commission was named, consisting of, one counsellor of war, of the department of military economy, or of the clothing of the army,--one captain, which last is inspector of the house, and has apartments in it, where he lodges; --and the store-keeper of the magazine of military clothing.
The arm of the sea is quite half-a- mile in width, at that point--how did he cross it in the face of a victorious army?--or did he only save himself, while you captured his troops?"
--Murder of the messengers.--Intentions of Achillas--Cold-blooded assassination.--Advance of Achillas--Caesar's arrangements for defense.--Cleopatra and Ptolemy.--Double dealing of Pothinus.--He is detected.--Pothinus beheaded--Arsinoe and Ganymede--Flight of Arsinoe--She is proclaimed queen by the army.--Perplexity of the young Ptolemy.
It was while Pantagruel was marching against these rebels that a tremendous shower of rain fell, and the prince, putting out his tongue "halfway," sheltered his whole army.--Rabelais, Pantagruel, ii.
For study of character, wide charity of outlook, brilliant descriptive writing--as, for instance, in the charge at Balaclava, and real, not mawkish, pathos--as in the hopeless misery of Charles, invalided, with only eighteen shillings, out of the army--"Ravenshoe" will always deserve to be read.
Efforts to influence legislation affecting the Army or to procure personal favor or consideration should never be made except through regular military channels; the adoption of any other method by any officer or enlisted man will be noted in the military record of those concerned," (ArmyRegulations.)
The original of this character was Hewson, a one-eyed cobbler and preacher, who was also a colonel in the Rump army.--S. Butler, Hudibras, i. 2 (1663).
CORA, the gentle, loving wife of Alonzo, and the kind friend of Rolla, general of the Peruvian army.--Sheridan, Pizarro (altered from Kotzebue, 1799).
Allen (Major), an officer in the duke of Monmouth's army.--Sir W. Scott, Old Mortality (time, Charles II.).
In the year 378 the Emperor Valens himself was slain, almost under the walls of his capital, with two-thirds of his army,--some sixty thousand infantry and six thousand cavalry,--while the victorious Goths, gorged with spoils, advanced to take possession of the defeated and crumbling Empire.
That sounded just like the detective in that--you remember--where he's talkin' to Clarence Armytage just after he's overheard the old lawyer tell Mark Vinton, the villain, 'If this child lives, you are a beggar!'
ARIDEUS A.ree'.de.us, a herald in the Christian army.--Tasso, Jerusalem Delivered (1575).
He set out "with the design," he declares, "of bringing on an engagement with the Federal army"--that is to say, of fighting General Meade, not simply forcing him to fall back.
All this misery, all that damn thing over there"--he waved his paw at the darkening hills beyond which was a great hostile army--"the sight of all these refugees spilt out of their cities and homes as though a great hand had tipped up the earth, is beginning to tell on us, my lads.