The Guards, Vol. 1 of 3 : A Novel (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from The Guards, Vol. 1 of 3: A Novel A Guardsman is a being sui generis, not in the vulgar interpretation of the swinish multitude, but in the most refined and sublimated acceptation of the word an individual select, distinct, and separate from the soldier or civilian of any other kind. Birth, rank, and fashion, hover round the standard of the Guards but above all, royal presence, the air of the court, (which must add a courtly air to a martial appearance, ) all lend lustre to the warrior and the beau. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.