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The Autobiography of Sergeant William Lawrence

A Hero of the Peninsular and Waterloo Campaigns

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Published: 1886
Language: English
Wordcount: 64,677 / 181 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 67.5
LoC Category: CT
Downloads: 2,077
Added to site: 2009.06.29 24575
Genres: Biography, War

re we changed our seven-shilling piece, and had a pint of small beer to help us in again lightening our bundle; and, after about an hour's rest, proceeded on for Poole, about nine miles from Wareham. We felt very tired, but still walked on, and gained our destination at a very late hour, owing to which we had some trouble in obtaining a lodging for the remaining part of the night; but at last we found one in a public house, where we finished our bread and bacon, together with some more beer, the best day's allowance we had had for some time past.

We slept very soundly, and in the morning went round to inquire for service on board the Newfoundland packets. We soon found a merchant of the name of Slade, who engaged us for two summers and a winter, myself for 20l. and my companion for 18l. for the whole time, and our food and lodging till the ship left the harbour. But we were not long in finding that our destination was not to be Newfoundland, for on the very next day my companion's mas



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