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" ... service, although it might be difficult to see how their experience was improved by it. It was no uncommon thing for a commission to be obtained for a child in the cradle ; and when he came from college, the fortunate youth was at least a lieutenant... "
The Autobiography and Correspondence of Mary Granville, Mrs. Delany: With ... - Page 46
by Mrs. Delany (Mary) - 1861
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The Naval and Military Magazine, Volume 1

Military art and science - 1827
...obtained for a child in the cradle ; and when he came from college, the fortunate youth was at least a lieutenant of some- standing, by dint of fair promotion....know ourselves one fair dame, who drew the pay of captain in the dragoon?, and was probably not much less fit for the service than some who at that period...
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The Gentleman's Magazine, Volume 97, Part 1

Early English newspapers - 1827
...obtained for a child in the cradle ; and when he came from college, the fortunate youth was at least a lieutenant of some standing, by dint of fair promotion....We know ourselves one fair dame who drew the pay of Captain in the dragoons, and was probably not much less fit for the service than some who at that period...
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A Biographical Memoir of His Late Royal Highness Frederick, Duke of York and ...

John Watkins - 1827 - 600 pages
...obtained for a child in the cradle ; and when he came, from college, the fortunate youth was at least a lieutenant of some standing by dint of fair promotion....young ladies, when pensions could not be had. We know one fair dame who drew the pay of a cap-' tain in the Dragoons, and was probably not much less fit...
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The Inspector, Literary Magazine and Review, Volume 2

English literature - 1827
...obtained for a child in the cradle ; and when he came from college, the fortunate youth was at least a lieutenant of some standing, by dint of fair promotion.....bestowed upon young ladies, when pensions could not be bad. We know ourselves one fair dame who drew the pay. of Captain in the dragoons, and was probably...
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An account of the death & funeral procession of ... Frederick duke of York ...

John Sykes, Frederick Augustus (duke of York and Albany.) - 1827
...obtained fora child in the cradle; and when he came from college, the fortunate youth was at least a lieutenant of some standing, by dint of fair promotion....commissions were in some instances bestowed upon young tallies, when pensions could not be had. We know ourselves one fair dame who drew the pay of captain...
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The miscellaneous prose works of sir Walter Scott

sir Walter Scott (bart [prose, collected]) - 1827
...obtained for a child in the cradle; and when he came from college, the fortunate youth was at least a lieutenant of some standing, by dint of fair promotion....catalogue of abuses, commissions were in some instances betowed upon young ladies, when pensions could not be had. We knew ourselves one fair dame who drew...
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Biographical memoirs

Sir Walter Scott - Chivalry - 1827
...obtained for a child in the cradle ; and when he came from college, the fortunate youth was at least a lieutenant of some standing, by dint of fair promotion....catalogue of abuses, commissions were in some instances betowed upon young ladies, when pensions could not be had. We knew ourselves one fair dame who drew...
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An account of the death & funeral procession of ... Frederick duke of York ...

John Sykes, Frederick Augustus (duke of York and Albany.) - 1827
...To sum up this catalogue of abuses, commissions were in some instances bestowed upon young 1ndies, when pensions could not be had. We know ourselves one fair dame who drew the pay of captain in the dragoons, and was probably not much less flt for the service than some who, at that...
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A Biographical Memoir of His Late Royal Highness Frederick, Duke of York and ...

John Watkins - 1827 - 600 pages
...obtained for a child in the cradle ; and when he came from coh>g, the fortunate youth was at least a lieutenant of some standing by dint of fair promotion. To sum up this catalogue of abnses, commissions were in some instances bestowed upon young ladies, when pensions eould not be had....
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The Annual Biography and Obituary for the Year ..., Volume 12

Great Britain - 1828
...obtained for a child in the cradle ; and when he came from college, the fortunate youth was at least a lieutenant of some standing, by dint of fair promotion....We know ourselves one fair dame who drew the pay of Captain in the dragoons, and was probably not much less fit for the service than some who at that period...
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