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and saw me to the bottom of the stairs; and as we went down together, told me they had come from Ireland, and were on their route to join the regiment in Flanders But alas ! said the corporal, the lieutenant’s last day's march is over. Then what is to become of his poor boy cried my uncle Toby. It was to my uncle Toby’s eternal honour, though I tell it only for the sake of those, who, when cooped in betwixt a natural and a positive law, know not for their souls, which way in the world to turn themselves That notwithstanding my uncle Toby was warmly engaged at that time in carrying on the fiege of Dendermond, parallel with the Allies, who pressed theirs on so vigorously, that that nevertheless he gave up Dendermond, though he had already made a lodgment upon the counterscarp; and bent his whole thoughts towards the private distresses at the inn: and except that he ordered the garden-gate to be bolted up, by which he might be said to have turned the fiege of Dendermond into a blockade—he left Dendermond to to be relieved or not by the French king, as the French king thought good; and only confidered how he himself should relieve the poor lieutenant and his son. That kind Being, who is a friend to the friendless, shall recompense thee for this,

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