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LIFE IN THE RANKS;

CHAPTER 1.

“Cloth of gold! Do not despise,
Though thou art matched with cloth of frieze ;
Cloth of frieze ! Be not too bold,
Though thou art matched with cloth of gold."

THERE are few lives, no matter how limited the sphere in which they have been passed, that will not furnish some passages of interest. The remark has been made by more profound thinkers than myself, and if I avail myself of it as an excuse for again obtruding on the notice of

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