11 APRIL 1903, Page 24

The Story of General Bacon. By A. J. Boger. (Methuen

and Co. 6s.)—Anthony Bacon, a descendant of Lord Bacon's brother Anthony, was born in 1796, went to Eton, where he dis- tinguished himself by successfully declining to be flogged by ICeate—an indignity not to be borne, he thought, by one who held his Majesty's commission—and served in the Peninsula and at Waterloo, where he was left for dead all night on the field. He had ideas, which seem to have been approved by good judges, about cavalry tactics, but had no opportunity of trying them on a large stale. The generally interesting part of his life is that which he spent in fighting for the Constitutional party in Portugal against the Miguelites. The subject is of no very great_ importance; but the story of the Civil Wax, as it is told here, is certainly worth reading. Anthony Hawn rendered some gallant

began General Bacon hoped to get employment. But he was services to his chiefs, and, as might be expected, got very little for ten years for arrears of pay, which even then were not paid in fall, and was never reimbursed for money which he had advanced to his troopers for food and clothing. When the Crimean War gratitude for them. He was disgracefully treated, had to wait nearer sixty than fifty, and somewhat broken in health.