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1808 Excerpt: ... house disposed of, and as we pass'd ourselves
upon her ignorance for Americans, and never held converse with any
other person, the plan of safety was accomplished; but my health
suffer'd under this weight of calamity and produced a nervous fever
by which I was confined to my bed, till every article was disposed
of, but the garments that merely covered us; we Were in arrears too
with the landlady, who threaten'd to turn ns into the street unless
her demands were complied with. Incapable of leaving my bed Without
assistance, destitute of money or the means of procuring it, and
for the last 7-r:, '.(, . /; ....., f j. -.'.... too gross to
mention, I resolved to throw myself on the mercy of the world. t "
i' Through all our misfortuues the little Rosette was still
preserved, and lived to repay our care and attention, by procuring
us-the means of existence. Miserable in appearance as we were in
reality, we left our wretched garret unperceived by any one, but
alas Marian was less capable than myself of much bodily exertion,
'and after clearing the suburbs of this overgrown city, we seated
oursefves on a stone to gain some ease, and perhaps some pence from
the, humane travellers, if any such there were., For this purpose,
I took out my flageflet, and with my utmost' skill and delicacy
began the usual air"; Rosette in his cage accompanying me, soon
attracted the notice of passengers, who drawn together by so
nouvefte an exhibition madja collection, which gave hope of present
refief and future sustenance. Somewhat chear'd in spirits, (and
praising God, f who, when everv other hope was fled, inspired me
with this thought, ) we slowly pursued our way without any fix'd
plan, except leaving London as far behind as possible. Our success
exceeded expectation, ...
|Country of origin:
Samuel William Ryley
||246 x 189 x 3mm (L x W x T)
||Paperback - Trade
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