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LONDON:

PRINTED BY T. BRETTELL, RUPERT STREET, HAYMARKET.

PREFACE.

I

HAVE now, for nearly twenty years, been an almost constant traveller ; and I hope,

at the same time, a most conscientious and

constant inquirer after truths, moral, religious, and political, whatever countries I may have visited. However interesting these inquiries might be to myself, I never had the vanity to suppose that my Sayings " and Doings” in “ High-ways and Bye

ways,” in “ Court or in Camp,” could ever be interesting to the public: for the

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simple reason, that hundreds of others must

have witnessed the same things, placed in

much superior positions, and with much superior acquirements to myself. I, therefore, at the very outset of life, came to

the resolution that I never would, with

my name, or without my name, give to the world a history of my wanderingsand that I might not be tempted to deviate from that resolution, my constant habit has been, not to keep the smallest date or journal of passing events—not even what is called a Pocket Book.

But when I find that the most reiterated

and repeated charges of cruelty have been brought against the British Legion collectively, and General Evans individually, and knowing well that these charges are not

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