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THE RIGHT AND MARVELLOUS HISTORY
OF JOHN SMITH.
"A man!"---I'll swear, a man!"
JOHN SMITH he was a guardsman bold,
A stouter never fought;
But he was one foot short.
But to a man of John Smith's mind
The love of power had charms;
John Smith order'd his arms.
AISTORY OF JOHN SMITB,
An active, bustling blade was he,
At drill and eke at mess,
Who never thought to stand at ease
When Captains called out “ dress."
Attentive always to the words
It never was his wont
To turn his eyes or right or left,
When Captains cried “ eyes front !"
Though he was ever thought correct,
Once, during an assault,
'Cause he was told to balt.
But still he was not coward called,
Why-we can soon detect;
When his shots took effect.
But tired of knapsack and of gun,
And firing in platoons,
He entered the dragoons.