The Memoirs Of Barry Lyndon, Esq

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Volume: 4
General Books publication date: 2009
Original publication date: 1898
Original Publisher: Harper Subjects: Fiction / Classics

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History / Europe / Ireland

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Overview

Volume: 4
General Books publication date: 2009
Original publication date: 1898
Original Publisher: Harper Subjects: Fiction / Classics

Fiction / Literary

History / Europe / Ireland

Literary Criticism / European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh

Social Science / Social Classes Notes: This is a black and white OCR reprint of the original. It has no illustrations and there may be typos or missing text.
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Excerpt: CHAPTER VI THE CRIMP WAGGON -- MILITARY EPISODES THE covered waggon to which I was ordered to march was standing, as I have said, in the courtyard of the farm, with another dismal vehicle of the same kind bird by it. Each was pretty well filled with a crew of men, whom the atrocious crimp who had seized upon me, had enlisted under the banners of the glorious Frederick; and I could see by the lanterns of the sentinels, as they thrust me into the straw, a dozen dark figures huddled together in the horrible moving prison where I was now to be confined. A scream and a curse from my opposite neighbour showed me that he was most likely wounded, as I myself was; and, during the whole of the wretched night, the moans and sobs of the poor fellows in similar captivity kept up a continual painful chorus, which effectually prevented my getting any relief from my ills in sleep. At midnight (as far as I could judge) the horses were put to the waggons, and the creaking lumbering machines were put in motion. A couple of soldiers, strongly armed, sat on the outer bench of the cart, and their grim faces peered in with their lanterns every now and then through the canvas curtains, that they might count the number of their prisoners. The brutes were half drunk, and were singing love and war songs, such as "O Gretchen mein Taubchen, mein Herzenstrompet, Mein Kanon, mein Heerpauk und meine Musket," " Prinz Eugen...

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  • ISBN-13: 9781145999817
  • Publisher: Nabu Press
  • Publication date: 2/26/2010
  • Pages: 452
  • Product dimensions: 7.44 (w) x 9.69 (h) x 0.91 (d)

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