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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.

Jun

842.6

HARVARD COLLEGE LIF7177

GIFT OF
EDUARD PERCIVAL ERAIT

WAY 21, 1925

George Sorringe

.

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. . . Page 1

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 trumpeter and the bold soldier. - A soldier should attend to his own duty. . . . . . . . . . 12

CHAPTER III.

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. . . . . . 24

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