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Philip Winwood A Sketch of the Domestic History of an American Captain in the War of Independence   By: (1867-1906)

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PHILIP WINWOOD

"The bravest are the tenderest."

BAYARD TAYLOR.

Works of ROBERT NEILSON STEPHENS

An Enemy to the King (Twenty sixth Thousand)

The Continental Dragoon (Seventeenth Thousand)

The Road to Paris (Sixteenth Thousand)

A Gentleman Player (Thirty fifth Thousand)

Philip Winwood (Fiftieth Thousand)

L.C. Page and Company, Publishers (Incorporated) 212 Summer St., Boston, Mass.

PHILIP WINWOOD

A Sketch of the Domestic History of an American Captain in the War of Independence; Embracing Events that Occurred between and during the Years 1763 and 1786, in New York and London: written by His Enemy in War, Herbert Russell, Lieutenant in the Loyalist Forces.

Presented Anew by

Robert Neilson Stephens

Author of A Gentleman Player , An Enemy to the King , The Continental Dragoon , The Road to Paris , etc.

Illustrated by E. W. D. Hamilton

Boston: L.C. Page & Company (Incorporated)

1900

[Illustration: CAPTAIN PHILIP WINWOOD.]

CONTENTS

CHAPTER

I. PHILIP'S ARRIVAL IN NEW YORK

II. THE FARINGFIELDS

III. WHEREIN 'TIS SHOWN THAT BOYS ARE BUT BOYS

IV. HOW PHILIP AND I BEHAVED AS RIVALS IN LOVE

V. WE HEAR STARTLING NEWS, WHICH BRINGS ABOUT A FAMILY "SCENE"

VI. NED COMES BACK, WITH AN INTERESTING TALE OF A FORTUNATE IRISHMAN

VII. ENEMIES IN WAR

VIII. I MEET AN OLD FRIEND IN THE DARK

IX. PHILIP'S ADVENTURES CAPTAIN FALCONER COMES TO TOWN

X. A FINE PROJECT

XI. WINWOOD COMES TO SEE HIS WIFE

XII. THEIR INTERVIEW

XIII. WHEREIN CAPTAIN WINWOOD DECLINES A PROMOTION

XIV. THE BAD SHILLING TURNS UP ONCE MORE IN QUEEN STREET

XV. IN WHICH THERE IS A FLIGHT BY SEA, AND A DUEL BY MOONLIGHT

XVI. FOLLOWS THE FORTUNES OF MADGE AND NED

XVII. I HEAR AGAIN FROM WINWOOD

XVIII. PHILIP COMES AT LAST TO LONDON

XIX. WE MEET A PLAY ACTRESS THERE

XX. WE INTRUDE UPON A GENTLEMAN AT A COFFEE HOUSE

XXI. THE LAST, AND MOST EVENTFUL, OF THE HISTORY

LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS.

CAPTAIN PHILIP WINWOOD Frontispiece

"OUR MOTIONS, AS WE TOUCHED OUR LIPS WITH THEM, WERE SO IN UNISON THAT MARGARET LAUGHED"

"SHE WAS INDEED THE TOAST OF THE ARMY"

"'HE IS A AN ACQUAINTANCE'"

"HE FINALLY DREW BACK TO GIVE HER A MORE EFFECTUAL BLOW"

"IT WAS PHILIP'S CUSTOM, AT THIS TIME, TO ATTEND FIRST NIGHTS AT THE PLAYHOUSES"

CHAPTER I.

Philip's Arrival in New York.

'Tis not the practice of writers to choose for biography men who have made no more noise in the world than Captain Winwood has; nor the act of gentlemen, in ordinary cases, to publish such private matters as this recital will present. But I consider, on the one hand, that Winwood's history contains as much of interest, and as good an example of manly virtues, as will be found in the life of many a hero more renowned; and, on the other, that his story has been so partially known, and so distorted, it becomes indeed the duty of a gentleman, when that gentleman was his nearest friend, to put forth that story truly, and so give the lie for ever to the detractors of a brave and kindly man.

There was a saying in the American army, proceeding first from Major Harry Lee, of their famous Light Horse, that Captain Winwood was in America, in the smaller way his modesty permitted, what the Chevalier Bayard was in France, and Sir Philip Sidney in England. This has been received more than once (such is the malice of conscious inferiority) with derisive smiles or supercilious sneers; and not only by certain of his own countrymen, but even in my presence, when my friendship for Winwood, though I had been his rival in love and his enemy in war, was not less known than was my quickness to take offence and avenge it. I dealt with one such case, at the hour of dawn, in a glade near the Bowery lane, a little way out of New York... Continue reading book >>




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