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ingly, had I been affected by the simplicity of manners, among its poor contented inmates.” P. 177.
The description of the French prisoners taken by D. Hill, at Arroyo de Molinos, entertained us exceedingly. ..
« We had here a most amusing specimen of French character: in the French column one of the regiments was numbered thirtyfour; in the British column also the thirty-fourth regiment led the pursuit, and got quite mixed with the enemy. . Several of the French officers, as they tendered their swords, embraced the officers of the English thirty-fourth, saying, -- " Ah, Messieurs, nous sommes des frères, nous sommes du trente-quatrième régiment tous deux.'- Vous êtes des braves.' - Les Anglois se battent toujours avec loyauté, et traitent bien leurs prisonniers.'--'Ah, Messieurs, la fortune de la guerre est bien capricieuse.' -Under any circumslances, however unfortunate, this people will find some method of disarming wrath, courting favour, and softening their fate :- they have, spirits too, wonderfully elastic; and have the readiest inge. nuity in framing excuses for any disaster, or disgrace, which may befall them. I was on duty, over the prisoners, a few days after the affair ; at the close of the day's march, a chapel was allotted to them for the night, and to have seen them take possession of it, ono really would have thought that they were still marching free, and in arms, they entered it singing, Grenadiers, ici ; grenadiers, ici'- Voltigeurs, là, là; voltigeurs, là, là'--and ran tumultuously, the grenadiers to the altar, and the voltigeurs to the gallery. In ten minutes all were at home-some playing cards, some singing, some dancing—here a man was performing punch, behind a great coat, with infinite drollery--there again, quieter men were occupied in repairing their clothes, or shoes, while in one part of the chapel a self-elected orator was addressing a groupe on their late capture, in such terms, as, Messieurs, vous n'êtes pas déshonorés' - On nous a trompé; cet espion, cet Espa. gnol, nous a vendu.'- Et comment ! qui vous a dit cela ?'-said a rough voice.--Monsieur,' replied my orator, 'vous me permettrez de savoir. Je suis de Paris même, et je connois la guerre.' -- This speech was highly approved ; for several vociferated- Ah! oui, il a raison ; nous avons été vendu par ce vilain espion.'. Nous au. rions battu les Anglois dans une affaire rangée, mais certainment, said my little Parisian; and just then, the rations making their appearance, they all hurried to the door, and singing some song, the chorus of which was Bonne soupe, bonne soupe,' they eagerly took their meat, and set about preparing it.” P. 174. .')
The present work is certainly honourable to the talent and feelings of the writer. Many of the sketches display considerable skill and liveliness of description ; while the sentiments which occur indicate a mind of generosity and refinement. It is a pleasing thought, that sternness and ferocity are no longer attached of necessity to the character of a
soldier, and that the profession of arms no longer precludes the cultivation of the intellectual pursuits, and the amiable qualities which are the adornments of private life.
. It might be possible to find some inaccuracies of style, and indications of hasty or careless composition; but we shall not take pains to detect these minor blemishes, since they are amply redeemed by the appearance of truth and sincerity which is so evident in the narrative.
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