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The Monthly Visitor, and Entertaining Pocket Companion Volume 1 (Paperback) Loot Price: R605 Discovery Miles 6 050
The Monthly Visitor, and Entertaining Pocket Companion Volume 1 (Paperback): Anonymous
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1797 edition. Excerpt: ... tragedy and comedy, was eclipfed by the meridian brightness of Gar-rick in the maturity of his judgment, and vigour of his performance." In the country, at his father's, Mr. Gibbon's time was alternately paffed in ftudy and amufement. He therefore fays--" My father could never infpire me with his love and knowledge of farming. 1 never handled a gun, I feldom mounted an tiorfe, and my philofophic walks were foon terminated by a fliady bench, where I was long detained by the icdemary amufement of reading or meditation. At home home I occupied a plcafaot and fpacious apartment; the library on the fame floor was foon confidered as my peculiar damain; and, I might fay with truth, that I was never lefs alone than when by myfelf. My fole complaint, which 1 pioufly lupprcffed, arofc from the kind re-ftraint impofed on the freedom of my time. By the habit of early riling, .1 alwaysfecuredafacred portion of the day; and many fcatlered moments were ftolen and employed by my ftudicus induftry. I could not refufe attending my father, in the fummer of 1759, to the races at Stockbridgc, P.eading, and Odiham, where he had entered a boric for the hunter's plate; and I was not difpleafed with the fight of our Olynipic Games--the beauty of the fpot--the fieetnefs of the horfes--and the gay tumult of the numerous fpcftators." Amidll all thefe excursions., Mr. Gibbon retained and chenihed his fondnefs for literature; and the following little anecdote, which he relates of himfelf, fully proves it: --" On the receipt of the rirll quarter, a large lhare of my allowance was appropriated to my literary wants. I cannot forget the joy with which 1 exchanged a Bank note of twenty pounds for the twenty volumes of the Memoirs of the Academy of Infcriptions; nor would it have...


Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: July 2012
First published: July 2012
Authors: Anonymous
Creators: General Books
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 10mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 176
ISBN-13: 978-1-153-99600-6
Barcode: 9781153996006
Categories: Books > Fiction > General & literary fiction > Modern fiction
LSN: 1-153-99600-6

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