I delighted in him immensely, and in his comrades, Pistol, and Bardolph, and Nym
. I could not read of his death without emotion, and it was a personal pang to me when the prince, crowned king, denied him: blackguard for blackguard, I still think the prince the worse blackguard.
But every man who has formed one of the innumerable army of travellers has seen these marauding irregulars hanging on, like Nym
and Pistol, to the main force, wearing the king's colours and boasting of his commission, but pillaging for themselves, and occasionally gibbeted by the roadside.
"Aleon," Ella, NYM
, March 1791; "Almeria," Imona, NYM
, January 1791; "Ancient Poetry," T.