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The Esquimaux: or, Fidelity, 3 vols

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    Emily Clark
Excerpt from book: courageous in the cause of love as lie was brave in the field, he loved too well to despair, and by his judicious conduct, his cool and steady courage, he gained the admiration of his brother-officers. His superiors esteemed him, and his advance in the army was rapid: yet, Avith all this success, he found it difficult to support the rank of a general officer, as he had little more remaining than his pay. A numerous family, of whom three only were now living, was a heavy expence, but, by strict economy, the general and Mrs. Douglas succeeded in maintaining a good appearance: and being universally respected, the truest harmony, the most unbounded confidence, subsisted between them, and they never regretted, in any scene or situation, however trying, that they had risked friends, fortune, every thing, from their attachment to each other. The general had a brother, residing in a remote part of Scotland—a bachelor, old, rich, and avaricious. He was several years the general's senior: and though he well knew his embarrassments, would not assist him in the most trifling degree. If he could have been attached to any one, the general would have had the first place in his regard: but, alas! his affection centered in his treasures—they were brethren, wife, children—all, to his sordid mind. But general Douglas endured this with the fortitude of an upright mind. At his death he knew he should inherit the estates (if he withheld his personal property), and with that consolatory reflection he was resigned. The Enchanter sloop of war, in which the Douglas family had taken their passage, was commanded by captain Burton, an acquaintance of the general's. The ship was to touch at the island of Newfoundland, to make spruce beer for the crew to drink, who were rather in an unhealthy state, an...   show more
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