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1747. Excerpt: ... A VISION METHOUGHT I was conveyed into a large
Plain; amongst such Multitudes of Men and Women, that f could have
no other Idea, than that all Mankind were assembled together. At
the End of this Plain, at a little distance from each other, were
four prodigious large high Gates, with a Ticket on /each in full
view. On the First was written, The Way to Wealth? on the Second;
The Way to Power; on the Third, The Way to Pleasure; and on the
Fourth, The Way io Virtue, All the Company were employing
themselves, in reading these several Tickets f Tickets; but I
observed at the very Top of the Gates, other Words were written in
such small Characters, that they were difficult to be
distinguished: On the First, To Avarice; on the Second, To
Ambition; on the Third, To Disappointment; and on the Fourth, To
Pride: but these Inscriptions were overlook'd by almost every
Person there. I Was almost deafned with the confused Din of the
Multitude, every one arguing strenuously, at which Gate it was best
to enter: altho' their Arguments might have been spared: for their
Choice had been visibly fixed before by Inclination; each having
taken by the Hand the Guide, who sat before that Gate which he, or
she, from the first intended to enter. Curiosity led me to wish, I
could follow every Company; but, as that was impossible to do at
once, I resolved to follow first, the Guide to Avarice; a Monster
too deformed to be described: but in Patches up and down, on the
Wretch's tattered Rags was inscribed; J lead to Wealth. Vol. II. Z
These These Words, like a kind of Charm, blind ed the Eyes of all
our Company, and in them, the (hocking Ugliness of our Guide, whose
Name, I afterwards found, was LaSour, was quite lofL When the Gate
was thrown open, we had the greatest Difficulty imaginab...
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