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SOLDIERS AND SAILORS;
ANECDOTES, DETAILS, AND RECOLLECTIONS
OF NAVAL AND MILITARY LIFE,
AS RELATED TO HIS NEPHEWS, BY
AN OLD OFFICER.
WITH MORE THAN FIFTY ENGRAVINGS ON WOOD,
FROM DESIGNS BY JOHN GILBERT.
Soldiers and Sailors. — Recruiting sergeant, officer and Jack-tar. -Generals and Admirals. — Which is the braver, the Red-coat or the Blue-jacket? — Cavalry and Infantry. — Engineers, Artillery, and Marines. Not all sunshine with soldiers and sailors. - The old Soldier. — Different opinions about war. When are sailors most steady ?-A standing rule for a soldier.
A general rule for the conduct of a good soldier. — The beginning of sailors. — The origin of the British army.— The oldest regiment in the service. — Description of the life-guards. — British soldiers and sailors the best in the world. The Flemish brig and the Deal galley. — The French sloop and the British fisherman. The black own duty.
British sailors.—A hearty cheer.—Seamen are sad clumsy fellows in some things.— The pretended sailor. — Jack in the wherry.—A squall. The chain cable. — The sailor's marriage. The arrival.
Banns. — Disappointment. — Doctors' Commons. — Licence. The church gates. — The robing-room. — The ceremony. — The Prayer Book.— The Bible.-Jack happy.