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book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not
illustrated. 1805 edition. Excerpt: ...those vices that deform'd
his mind: A base adventurer, by sliifts maintain'd, Who spent in
riot what by fraud he gain'd; A half-bred gallant, with a sharper's
wit, Fit for a spy, and for that only sit. K a ' III. Ill-fated
maid what comfort couldst thou find, JLink'd t a. knave aud f the
meanest kind j Was it for that thy parent, full of care, Scarce
suffer'd thee to breathe the winter's air; Call'd her sweet child
the pattern of the town, And laid her darling on a bed of down;
Till, by her dpating zeal and ill-judg'd plan, Thy school-mates
finish'd what Mamma began? As the raw soldier, rushing to the
field, In fancy sees opposing armies yield; Beholds in thought his
old companions run To greet him, grac'd with laurels bravely won;
And though his hopes are blasted by defeat, Though with quick
throbs no more his puifes beat, Retains his martial air, and seems
to boast, To hide his anguifli for the battle lost: So our young
nymph, in Hymen's chariot driv'n, Imagin'd Gretna was the road to
Heav'n. But soon the scene was chang'd; the fair descried Her
beau's ill morals when the knot was tied; Yet, anxious to disguise
the dire disgrace, Hid a sad heart beneath a smiling face. All
Susan's friends bewail'd a friend undone; A.knave could gain the
countenance of none. Her parents strove to mitigate her doom; They
saw her sad, and with'rjpg in her bleorri: To make her happy was
beyond their pow'r: A hufoand's vice embitter'd ev'ry hour.. At
length our Beau a new adventure tried; He forg'd a bill, and by the
halter died. Shock'd at the felon's ignominious doom, The mother
soon descended to her tomb. The widow'd daughter with her sire
withdrew From the hard ninny, and the pitying few, To live
contented on the wealth acquir'd, From noise and...
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