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THE LIFE, ADVENTURES AND OPINIONS
Hanger, Col. George.

THE LIFE, ADVENTURES AND OPINIONS

of ... Written by Himself. To which is added Advice to Prelates and Legislation ... Advice to the Lovely Cyprians ... On Matrimony ... On the Misery of Female Prostitution ... The History of the Lovely Ægyptis ... And a History of the King’s Bench Prison ... Printed for J. Debrett ... 1801.
1st Ed. 2 vols. [iv] + 339pp. + [iv] + 475pp. + [iv] publ. adverts. Text engraving of a hung man. Some light browning, ex.-libris Frederick Charles Wilson, mottled calf backed marbled boards, japon corners, some wear to boards, gilt ruling with gilt labels to spines with minor loss, spine to vol. 2. with light vertical crease. Co-authored by William Combe. George Hanger, fourth Baron Coleraine (1751–1824), army officer and writer. ODNB ‘... Long-nosed but reportedly considered handsome when young, he was irascible, violent, dissipated, extravagant, and individualistic sometimes to eccentricity. He fought three duels before he was twenty-one. While a guards officer he married, by Gypsy rites, a Gypsy whom he called 'the lovely Egyptea of Norwood' (Bass, 86), but she ran off with a bandy-legged tinker. He ‘retired’ on 25 March 1776, allegedly in disgust after a more junior officer purchased promotion over him ...’ He served in the American Revolutionary War, as aide-de-camp to Sir Henry Clinton during the siege of Charleston, South Carolina in 1776. With great prescience he predicted that there would be civil war in the Americas. A great friend of the Prince of Wales, the prince apparently admiring Hanger's sense of humour and his exploits, both military and with women, appointing him Equerry in 1791.
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