Memoirs of Captain Carleton

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A narrative published 1728 as The Memoirs of an English Officer, by Capt. George Carleton. It was once thought to be by Defoe, but is now known not to be by him or Swift, to whom the work was sometimes groundlessly attributed. Captain Carleton, who unquestionably existed, is the subject of an attractive tale of soldierly adventure. Sir W. Scott, who regarded the Memoirs as Carleton's own work, brought out a new edition in 1808.

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