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Chapter XXVIII, of Cassells Illustrated History of England, Volume 8 page 5


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Candidly reviewed, from first to last, it will be seen that Lord Raglan , with very imperfect means, and under the most disadvantageous circumstances, sustained the military honour of England, and left a name of which any soldier might be proud. And when the time comes to tell all, even his detractors will, perhaps, admit that although he was not a " great general," having had no opportunity of showing how near he could approach to the highest standard, he was a man of a rare and elevated character, a soldier, not in the first, yet in the second rank, and, in the-highest degree, a pure- minded, finely-tempered, stout-hearted, and truly Christian English gentleman.

" The tree, erewhile foreshortened to our view,
When fall'n, shows taller yet than as it grew;
So shall his praise to after times increase,
When truth shall be allowed, and faction cease."

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