mean Sir Colin Campbell, now Lord Clyde, of Clydesdale.
He deserves the distinction he enjoys, for he has redeemed the British flag on the ensanguined, burning plains of India.
He has restored the glory of the British name in Asia.
I honor him; Scotland, England, Wales, and Ireland are ours; for their counties as well as their countries; and their poets, orators, and statesmen, and their generals belong to our history as well as to theirs.
I will never disavow Henry V. on the plains of Agincourt; never Oliver Cromwell on the fields of Marston Moor and Naseby; never Sarsfield on the banks of the Boyne.
The glories and honors of Sir Colin Campbell are the glories of the British race and of the races of Great Britain and Ireland from whom we are descended.
But what gained Sir Colin Campbell the opportunity to achieve those glorious results in India?
Remember that, and let us see what it was. On one of those bloody battles fought by the British before the Fortress of Sebastopol —
of the Ethiopians were of agate and other siliceous stones.
Pieces of stone of the kind used in engraving seals. — Ibid.
The bows of the Ethiopians were of the stem of the palm-leaf.
Pliny says: It is by the aid of the reed that the nations of the East decide their wars.
Fully one half of mankind live under a dominion imposed by the agency of the arrow.
The Eastern reed, so called, was a bamboo.
Harold, William Rufus, and Richard I. were killed by arrows.
Crecy, Poictiers, and Agincourt were won by archers.
The long-bow of that time measured six feet, the arrow three feet. The range was 300 to 500 yards.
In the Southwest of England bows and arrows did not finally disappear from the muster-roll till 1599.
The muskets were such miserable affairs that in the middle of the fifteenth century it took fifteen minutes to charge and fire one.
2. (Husbandry.) The bent piece which embraces the neck of an ox, the ends coming up through the yoke, above which they are fastene
s broadside views of a number of English iron-clads, and is introduced to illustrate the modes of arming and of protecting; the shaded portions indicating the partial protection only, afforded in some instances to the battery and engines, and at about the water-line.
a shows the Warrior and Black Prince class of 6,039 tons.
b, the Achilles, of the same size.
c, the Defence and Resistance, 3,668 tons.
d, the Hector and Valiant, 4,063 tons.
c, the Northumberland, Minotaur, and Agincourt, 6,621 tons.
f, the Prince Consort, Royal oak, Royal Alfred, Ocean triumph, and Caledonia, 4,045 tons.
g, the Royal sovereign, 5-turreted vessel, 3,765 tons.
h, the Prince Albert, 6-turreted vessel, 2,529 tons.
i, a two-shield ship of 1,385 tons.
j, the Enterprise, 990 tons.
k, the Favorite, 2,186 tons.
The lower portion of the figure is a midship section of a British iron-clad ship of 1,385 tons, carrying two of the shields as adapted by Captain Coles of the British s