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Miscellaneous Works in Verse & Prose (Paperback) Loot Price: R290
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Miscellaneous Works in Verse & Prose (Paperback): Richardson Pack
Miscellaneous Works in Verse & Prose (Paperback): Richardson Pack

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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. 1726 Excerpt: ...in those Days. It was this: There was an House at the BridgeFoot, where Persons of better Condition used to resort (you fee how distant the Scene then laid to what it doth now) for Pleasure and Privacy. The Liquor the Ladies and their Lovers used to drink at those Meetings was Canary; and, among other Compliments the Gentlemen paid their Mistresses, this it seems was always one, to take hold of the Bottom of their Smocks, and, pouring the Wine through that Filtre, feast their Imaginations with the Thought of what gave the Zesto, and so drink a Health to the Toast. He is justly celebrated among the best of our Enrlifo Comick Poets. His Plays are an excellent Sa ire upon the Vices and Follies of the Age in which he lived. His Style is masculine, and his Wit is pointed: And yet with all that Severity and Sharpness with which he appears on the Stage, they who were of his familiar Acquaintance applauded him for the Generosity and Gentleness of his Manners. He was certainly a good-natured Man: And I reckon it as one great Mark of such a Disposition, that he was as impatient to hear his Friend calumniated, as some other People would be to find themselves defamed. I have more than once been aWitness of that honourable Tenderness in his Temper. But the present Lord Lansdown hath in so handsome a Manner vindicated him upon this Head, that I refer the Reader to his Apology, which hath long since been made publick.. He was twice married: In the younger Part of his Life to the Countess of Drogheda, who settled her whole Fortune upon him. But, his Title being disputed after her Death, the Expences of the Law, and other Incumbrances so far reduced him, that he was not able to satisfy the Impatience of his Creditors; and they flung him at last into Prison. I have been assu...


Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: May 2012
First published: March 2010
Authors: Richardson Pack
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 3mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 56
ISBN-13: 978-1-154-37693-7
Barcode: 9781154376937
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-154-37693-1

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