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[ 128 ) of death to a breach of friendship, and was hanged. 53. French Gaiety. In the campaign of 1812, a distinguished French general was severely wounded in the ieg. The surgeons on consulting, declared that amputation was indispensable. The general received the intelligence with much composure. Among the persons who surrounded him, he observed his valet de chamber, who was immersed in profound grief. “Why dost thou weep?” said his master smilingly to him. “It is a sortunate thing for thee, thou wilt have only one boot to clean in future.” 54. Lord Howe. Admiral Lord Howe, when a captain, was once hastily awakened in the middle of the night by the officer of the watch, who informed him with great agitation, that the ship was on fire near the magazine. “Isthat be the case,” said he, rising leisurely to put on his clothes,