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By George Robert Gleig

ISBN-10: 1471730719

ISBN-13: 9781471730719

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This version is from the print through E.L. Carey & A. Hart; and Allen & Ticknor, dated 1833 that is the 1st version with this title:

A first-person account of an English soldier’s existence and occupation in the US through the struggle of 1812, it used to be initially released in 1821 less than the subtitle of this American variation (The information of The overdue War).

The paintings has been generally attributed (lately via Google yet long ago through awesome figures reminiscent of Theodore Roosevelt and Henry Adams) to George Robert Gleig, however the Anglo-American bookseller Joseph Sabin, costs Kendric Charles Babcock as asserting, in his paintings the increase of yank Nationality, 1811-1819, “a cautious exam of the quantity which isn't with no advantage makes it completely transparent that Gleig couldn't have written it.”

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For snake bite: If an ox or any other animal has been bitten by a snake, mix a cup of ground fennel (doctors call it camomile) into a pint of old wine. Administer through the nostrils and apply pig’s dung to the bite itself. Treat a person in the same way, if the situation arises . . The properties of cabbage: Cabbage is a marvellous digestive and an excellent laxative; after you have eaten it, your urine will relieve all complaints. If you want to gorge yourself at a party and imbibe freely, before you go eat as much pickled cabbage as you need, and when you get home chew about five raw leaves THE REPUBLIC 23 of the stuff.

The senate, which, egged on by Cato, had made plans for just such an eventuality, voted for war once again. They sent out a trained army comprising, according to the Alexandrian Greek historian Appian (c. AD 95–c. 165), THE REPUBLIC 27 80,000 infantry and 4,000 cavalry, under the command of the consuls, ‘to whom they gave secret orders not to discontinue the war until Carthage had been razed to the ground’ (Punic Wars, VIII. 11). The Third Punic War lasted for just three years (149–146 BC). That it continued so long was due to a heroic Carthaginian defence of their city.

CATO THE CENSOR (234–149 BC) The progress from quaestor to consul via the offices of aedile and praetor was a natural one, and came more quickly to those who had proved themselves able soldiers in time of war. On the other hand, as under normal circumstances no-one could hold the same office twice in ten years, unless there was a suitable provincial governorship available, some very accomplished men could be left without fulltime employment at the height of their powers. Such a one was Marcus Porcius Cato, also known as Cato the Elder to distinguish him from his great-grandson, Marcus Porcius Cato ‘of Utica’ (95–46 BC), a political leader of the utmost integrity and single-mindedness.

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