On that bright evening of August 25, Prince Andrew lay leaning on his elbow in a broken-down shed in the village of Knyazkovo at the further end of his regiment's encampment.
Her father, Thomas Gwyn, appears to have been a broken-down soldier of a family of Welsh origin.
They can be traced by cullet heaps and broken-down furnaces, and by their names, often mutilated, recorded in parish registers.
All along the sides of the road fallen horses were to be seen, some flayed, some not, and broken-down carts beside which solitary soldiers sat waiting for something, and again soldiers straggling from their companies, crowds of whom set off to the neighboring villages, or returned from them dragging sheep, fowls, hay, and bulging sacks.
Its summit is frequently draped with snow, and its broken-down crater contains a lake.