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CONTAINING

DESCRIPTIVE ACCOUNTS

OF SOME OF THE

PROMINENT EVENTS

OF

THE LATE PENINSULAR WAR;

AND

AUTHENTIC ANECDOTES

ILLUSTRATIVE OF THE SPANISH CHARACTER;

INTERSPERSED WITH

POETRY,

ORIGINAL, AND FROM THE SPANISH.

BY

ALEXANDER R. C. DALLAS, Esq.

IN THREE VOLUMES.

VOL. I.

LONDON:

PRINTED FOR BALDWIN, CRADOCK, AND JOY,

PATERNOSTER-ROW.

C. Baldwin, Printer,

New Bridge-street, London,

PART

TO THE

RIGHT HONOURABLE

GENERAL GRAHAM,

LORD LYNEDOCH.

AT

MY LORD,

my outset in life, one unfortunate oversight of a professional form, the effect of inexperience, had nearly been the means of putting a sudden end to my prospect and hope of continuing in an active and honourable career, when your Lordship interfered in my favour, and averted consequences, which would have been deeply afflictive to me, and to those with whom nature, and a peculiar domestic education, had united me by the most endearing and grateful ties.

Though I was too well convinced of the general principle of this noble act, and too sensible of having no personal claim to your protection, to ascribe your kindness to any individual distinction, yet I was impressed, not only with unbounded gratitude, but with a kind of feeling which, during the remainder of the siege of Cadiz, and the succeeding campaigns in the Peninsula, added a relative enthusiasm to the general one in all that concerned your glory. During the progress of the armies, I several times enjoyed the happiness of being noticed by you; and from Barrosa to St. Sebastian, my admiration, my gratitude, I had almost dared to say my affection, kept pace with the opportunities that perpetually called them forth.

With these feelings, unabated by time or circumstances, no wonder, my Lord, that

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