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(without typos) from the publisher. 1811. Not illustrated. Excerpt:
... 4s a sort of duty in point of poetical justice, to art*'
no-mice my marriagejjirfifeh'took place in the spring? of 1779. But
this was/hot until my exchange had been notified to me, by colonel
Bouclinot, the commissary of prisoners; 'and having now little
before me, but the vapid occurrences of retired life, I shall-,
here hold myself absolved from- further attention to any matters
merely of a personal or private natureCaptain Speke had gone into-
Philadelphia, some time before; and it is not improbable, th.it we
had feeen exchanged for each other; but, of thi'sj I wasnot
informed.- I was no-w at liberty to act, and wasalso liable-to be
called into service; but, however' 'willing I might have been to
consider myself a soldier, or to obey orders, I had no regiment to
join, or men to command. The third battalion still ex-isted in
name, but with scarce a particle of ks original materials-. It was
entirely changed as to officer* and men, with the exception,
perhaps, of one or two* of the foi mer, that had escaped captivity
by absence' on account of sickness or otherwise The affair of Fort
Washington, had an effect not unlike that of entering into a
monastery in England, in days- of yore: as, in the one case, a man
was said to be civil' lij dead, .so in the other he waa militarily
so; and although as much alive as eve? to corporeal wants and
necessities, yet was he dead as an antediluviany . as to all
purposes of worldly advantage . Nor was it I the garrison alone,
but the very event itself, that was(offensive to-remembrance and it
has grown intoa / sort of a fashion among our annalists, to pass
lightly ever this inauspicious transaction, somewhat in the; same
spirit, that Rome, according to Lucan, waswilling to forget the
disastrous, day of Pharsalia. Tempora s...
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