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“ There was an ancient sage philosopher,
Who had read Alexander Ross over;
IN THREE VOLUMES.
SUCCESSORS TO HENRY COLBURN,
13, GREAT MARLBOROUGH STREET.
249. X. 488.
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 eloquence, 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.