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Examples of Wilkess
In his _Autobiography_ Grafton is careful to define "the extent of his knowledge" of Mr. Wilkes, and to explain that he was not "one of his intimates"-a _caveat_ which warrants the statement of Junius that "as for Mr. Wilkes, it is, perhaps, the greatest misfortune of his life, that you should have so many compensations to make in the closet for your former friendship with him.
A writ of _Habeas Corpus_ (see line 8) was applied for by Lord Temple and others, and, May 6, Wilkes was discharged by Lord Chief Justice Pratt, on the ground of privilege.
His youngsters played upon it, drawing him into discussions over the camp-fire, and winking one to another as he expounded and illustrated, using bits of stick to represent parallels, traverses, rampart and glacis, scarp and counterscarp.
He turned and followed them in a brown study.
Corporal Sam retorted bitterly, and sat up, blinking in the strong sunlight.
Sergeant Wilkes, puffing at his pipe, fell back philosophically on his old catchword.