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  • 'The Spanish Bride'.

    A novel by Georgette Heyer...
    It's also shaping up as cracking a read as any Sharpe adventure!

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    The long toll of the brave
    Is not lost in darkness
    Over the fruitful earth
    And athwart the seas
    Hath passed the light of noble deeds
    Unquenchable forever.

  • #2
    Next on my list...

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    The long toll of the brave
    Is not lost in darkness
    Over the fruitful earth
    And athwart the seas
    Hath passed the light of noble deeds
    Unquenchable forever.

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    • #3
      Is the Spanish Bride based on Harris and his protection, at the risk of his life, in protecting a Spanish girl and won a bride?
      We are not now that strength which in old days
      Moved earth and heaven; that which we are we are; One equal temper of heroic hearts
      Made weak by time and fate but strong in will
      To strive to seek to find and not to yield.

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      • #4
        I think I read her "My Lord John" at sometime
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        • #5
          Originally posted by Massena View Post
          Is the Spanish Bride based on Harris and his protection, at the risk of his life, in protecting a Spanish girl and won a bride?
          Young Harry Smith of the 95th in Badajos, my dear Marshal. It's kind of way off beam reading for the likes of us, but...
          I'm enjoying every minute of it!

          The long toll of the brave
          Is not lost in darkness
          Over the fruitful earth
          And athwart the seas
          Hath passed the light of noble deeds
          Unquenchable forever.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Von Richter View Post

            Young Harry Smith of the 95th in Badajos, my dear Marshal. It's kind of way off beam reading for the likes of us, but...
            I'm enjoying every minute of it!

            That's right-well done. Captain Harris was wounded in the head at Bunker Hill in 1775 and later became a general if I remember correctly. He later had a trepanning operation because of it and asked the doctor to arrange mirrors so that he could watch. He remarked that he wanted to check if he really had any brains!
            We are not now that strength which in old days
            Moved earth and heaven; that which we are we are; One equal temper of heroic hearts
            Made weak by time and fate but strong in will
            To strive to seek to find and not to yield.

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            • #7
              Great stuff, I love little anecdotes like that, they bring history alive.


              The long toll of the brave
              Is not lost in darkness
              Over the fruitful earth
              And athwart the seas
              Hath passed the light of noble deeds
              Unquenchable forever.

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              • #8
                Even better-he survived the operation and later became a general. Harry Smith did too, didn't he?
                We are not now that strength which in old days
                Moved earth and heaven; that which we are we are; One equal temper of heroic hearts
                Made weak by time and fate but strong in will
                To strive to seek to find and not to yield.

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                • #9
                  Yep, both Harry Smith and his bride lived to a ripe old age.


                  The long toll of the brave
                  Is not lost in darkness
                  Over the fruitful earth
                  And athwart the seas
                  Hath passed the light of noble deeds
                  Unquenchable forever.

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