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book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not
illustrated. 1808 edition. Excerpt: ...of strong English huffcap
were given away as though it had been water, and the cans of sack
and claret, like wandering stars, were continually in motion; and
after all, I warrant, a wine posset was presented to us before we
went to our beds.--Benedicite, how the times are altered Fie upon
it, lady 'tis a naughty world, and continually changing." " We must
submit ourselves, my dearest friend," said I, " to the decrees of
Providence. While we are under His protection, we have nothing to
fear; and He will not forsake us, if we call upon him faithfullyso
saying I fell upon my knees, and made my evening orisons. She
pulled out a rosary from her gipsire, and, counting over the beads
with great devotion, joined with me in my supplications. She
thought the bed was not so well aired as it ought to have been,
and, for that reason, we only took off our upper garments, and laid
ourselves upon it; for the weather was not cold. She cast, however,
a blanket over me; and, covering herself with the same, after some
little conversation, she fell asleep. " I now turned in my mind the
singular Strangeness of my situation. The title-deeds of my
mother's jointure, which I had lost, occasioned me much uneasiness;
and then I thought upon that mysterious letter, written by my
benefactor; so foreign from the truth, so contradictory to his
professions of friendship, and so opposite to the real proofs of
benevolence had experienced from his hands, that I knew not what to
think upon'the subject. My reflections then led me to the mansion
wherein I now resided. ItsTuined state; the squalid appearance of
the furniture; the protestations of poverty from the owner; the
miserable manner in which he lived; partly inclined me to think,
that some unfortunate circumstances...
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United States Congress Senate
• Joseph Strutt
||246 x 189 x 2mm (L x W x T)
||Paperback - Trade
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