NON-FICTION: Gentleman Johnny

The Man.* "John Burgoyne was born in London in 1722. The family was of good old stock. . . ." Gentleman Johnny, like many a brave young man of his day or of any day, spent his youth in riotous and genial diversions. A soldier but not inelegant, he wrote a letter to a lord and signed it:

"'I have the honour to be

'With the most profound respect, attachment, and sense of obligation

'Your Lordship's most obedient, humble servant

'John Burgoyne.'"

He corrected his reputation as a fiery fop by leading the...

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