The Adventures of Joseph Andrews and His Friend Mr. Abraham Adams

The Adventures of Joseph Andrews and His Friend Mr. Abraham Adams

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1808 edition. Excerpt: ...to pre' serve your virginity two hours longer. It will ' be your interest to consent; for the squire will ' be much kinder to you, if he enjoys you willing-' ' ly than by force.'--At which words she began to call aloud for assistance, ' (for it was now open day, ) but finding none, she lifted her eyes up to heaven, and supplicated the divine. assistance to preserve her innocence. The captain told her, if she persisted in her vociferation, ''he would find a means of stopping her mouth. And now the 'poor wretch, perceiving no hopes of succour, abandoned herself to despair, and sighing out the name of ' Joseph! Joseph!' a river of tears ran down her lovely cheeks, and wet the handkerchief which covered her bosom. A horseman now appeared on the road, upon which the captain threatened her violently if she complained: however, the moment they approached each other, she begged him with the utmost earnestness to relieve a distressed creature who was in the hands of a ravisher. The fel. low stopped at these words; but the captain assured him it was his wife, and that he was carrying her home from her adulterer; which so satisfied the fellow, who was an old one, and perhaps a married one too, that he wished him a good journey, and rode on. He was no sooner past than the captain abused her violently for breaking his commands, and threatened to gagg her, when two more horsemen, armed with pistols, came into the road just before them. She again solicited their assistance, and the captain told 'the same' story as before.. Upon which one said to the other, 4 That's a ' charming wench, Jack! I wish I had been in ' the fe.llow's place, whoever he is.' But the other, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 62 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 127g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236991982
  • 9781236991980