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BOHN'S STANDARD LIBRARY.

DE FOE’S WORKS.

VOL. II.

MEMOIRS OF A CAVALIER, MEMOIRS OF CAPTAIN CARLETON,

DICKORY CRONKE,

ETC.

THE

NOVELS

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MISCELLANEOUS WORKS

OP

DANIEL DE FOE.

WITH PREFACES AND NOTES, INCLUDING THOSE ATTRIBUTED TO

SIR WALTER SCOTT.

MEMOIRS OF A CAVALIER

MEMOIRS OF CAPTAIN CARLETON,

DICKORY CRONKE,

ETC.

LONDON: GEORGE BELL & SONS, YORK STREET,

COVENT GARDEN.

1885.

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CONTENTS.

CHAPTER I.

My birth and parentage-Strange dreams of my mother previous to my

birth-My education-My father extremely indulgent-On my return

from Oxford, he proposes marriage to me, which I decline, and am

permitted to travel, accompanied by a young college acquaintance-

Journey from Dover to Paris, and incidents on the road - Adventures

which happen at Paris—Account of our journey to Italy

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CHAPTER JI.

Reflections—Journey to Grenoble, and description of the Swiss troops

there—Account of the king and court-Depart for Pignerol-Siege of

Casal—I escape great danger in an action there—March to Saluces

Death of the Duke of Savoy-I catch the plague-Recover and spend

the winter at Milan-Journey through Italy, and singular adventures

there

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CHAPTER III.'

Arrive at Vienna-Account of the war in Germany_Of the famous

conclusions of Leipsic—Journey from Vienna to Prague-Dreadful

storm of Magdeburgh, and cruelties of the imperial soldiers—I leave

the emperor's service in disgust, and arrive at Leipsic- Account of

affairs there

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CHAPTER IV.

I quit the Saxon camp, and join the Swedish army-Discipline of the

Swedes-My comrade enters the Swedish service—Sir John Hepburn

introduces me to the king-His conversation—I enter into the service

-Battle with Tilly's army, who is completely defeated — The camp

given up to plunder

CHAPTER V.

Arrival at Erfurt-I receive a wound before the Castle of Marienburgh

Gracious reception of the king—Bravery of a private musketeer-

Battle of Oppenheim-March to Mentz— Letter from my father-The

king appoints me a colonel of horse-Battle of Lech, and defeat of

Tilly

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