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OR,

THE YOUNG RIFLE MA N.

BY

CAPTAIN RAFTER,

AUTHOR OF “THE GUARDS," " OUR INDIAN ARMY," &c.

There was an ancient sage philosopher,

Who had read Alexander Ross over ;
And swore the world, as he could prove,
Was made of fighting and of love."--HUDIBRAS.

IN THREE VOLUMES.

VOL. I.

LONDON:

OM TIL
HURST AND BLACKETT, PUBLISHERS,

SUCCESSORS TO HENRY COLBURN,
13, GREAT MARLBOROUGH STREET.

1855.

249. X. 488.

LONDON:
Printed by Schulze and Co., 13, Poland Street.

PERCY BLA K E.

CHAPTER 1.

THE IRISH BRIGADE.

It is customary, I believe, with authors who have but little to relate, to press into their service every possible resource of the literary art; that, by the charm of their elo-' quence, they may hide the paucity of their material. The contrary, however, being my case, I trust the reader will be content to receive a plain, unvarnished tale of military life, instead of a flowing dissertation de omnibus rebus, which I have neither ability nor inclination to cook up for his amusement.

VOL. I.

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