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THE GUARDS.

LONDON: PRINTED BY S. AND R. BENTLEY, DORSET-STREET.

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THE GUARDS.

CHAPTER I.

PARTIES GIVEN BY PROXY.—THE TRICKS OF

THE HAUTE NOBLESSE.

“Qui facit per alterum, facit per se.”

LATIN PROVERB. “ Bon homme, bon homme!

Tu n'es pas maitre dans ta maison,
Quand nous y sommes.”

French Song.

There are certain men and women in town, who decidedly are not nouns substantive, for they can do nothing by themselves; they have no will of their own, no ideas of their own, no

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