Excerpt from For the Flag, or Lays and Incidents of the South African War
The day has departed when civilians spoke with contempt cf the private in the army and fawned upon the ameer of the same. Even the rustic simpleton who, in a dazed and drunken mood. Accepted the shillin... g and left the paternal acres amid the lamentations of a mourning hamlet, has so often dignifiedbyhisafterprowess. Developedinthestormsofwar, the humble village of his birth. That British ydour has come to-be respected and feared wherever British feet have trod, or British hearts have bled. 'even France, yet 'smarting under the defeat of Waterloo. During the Crimean war produced in Ckan'uriapiaure of a Highlander standing sentinel at his post withaprecipiceover-look'ing the sea at his back; a French soldier and a Tartarpeasautregarding himfroin below. What folly, says the Tartar. Toplace a sentry in such a position! To which replied the Chasseur, There's no danger; as mldalr la ue magma.
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