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THE YOUNG RIFLE MA N.
AUTHOR OF “THE GUARDS," " OUR INDIAN ARMY," &c.
“ There was an ancient sage philosopher,
Who had read Alexander Ross over ;
IN THREE VOLUMES.
SUCCESSORS TO HENRY COLBURN,
249. X. 488.
PERCY BLA K E.
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.