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SOLDIERS AND SAILORS.

LONDON: S. & J. Bentley, Wilson, and Fley,

Bangor House, Shoe Lane.

SOLDIERS AND SAILORS;

OR,

ANECDOTES, DETAILS, AND RECOLLECTIONS

OF NAVAL AND MILITARY LIFE,

AS RELATED TO HIS NEPHEWS, BY

AN OLD OFFICER.

WITH MORE THAN FIFTY ENGRAVINGS ON WOOD,

FROM DESIGNS BY JOHN GILBERT.

LONDON:
JOHN HARRIS, ST. PAUL'S CHURCH-YARD.

1842.

Jur 842.6

J

HARVARD COLLEGE L107879

GIFT OF
ED&ARD PERCIVAL SENSITI

MAY 21, 1925

George Soaring

CONTENT S.

CHAPTER I.

Soldiers and Sailors. — Recruiting sergeant, officer and Jack-tar. -Generals and Admirals. — Which is the braver, the Red-coat or the Blue-jacket? — Cavalry and Infantry. — Engineers, Artillery, and Marines. Not all sunshine with soldiers and sailors. - The old Soldier. — Different opinions about war. When are sailors most steady ?-A standing rule for a soldier.

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CHAPTER II.

A general rule for the conduct of a good soldier. — The beginning of sailors. — The origin of the British army.— The oldest regiment in the service. — Description of the life-guards. — British soldiers and sailors the best in the world. The Flemish brig and the Deal galley. — The French sloop and the British fisherman. The black own duty.

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CHAPTER III.

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British sailors.—A hearty cheer.—Seamen are sad clumsy fellows in some things.— The pretended sailor. — Jack in the wherry.—A squall. The chain cable. — The sailor's marriage. The arrival.

Banns. — Disappointment. — Doctors' Commons. — Licence. The church gates. — The robing-room. — The ceremony. — The Prayer Book.— The Bible.-Jack happy.

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