The Affectionate Father; A Sentimental Comedy Together with Essays on Various Subjects

The Affectionate Father; A Sentimental Comedy Together with Essays on Various Subjects

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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. 1786 edition. Excerpt: ... another friends, who are incapable of feeling that ardent generous glow which animates the friendly breast. View one of them receiving another on a visit; " Ah! my friend," he cries, I rejoice to fee you; pr'ythee, dear ' Tom, where have you been this long time? Come, .sit down; what news, my "friend? how wags the world?" One hour perhaps empties his whole budget, and exhausts his stock of knowledge; the friend evaporates with the found; and a second hour makes him insipid, if not tiresome. So too a groupe of ladies languishing to make a party, or to be escorted; behold how they receive a friend: " Oh! Cousin Charles, you "are the best man in the world; I don't "know so obliging a creature; 'tis a sine "evening for Vauxhall, and we longed for "you to go with us; come, cousin, come, "we (hall be vastly happy with so agreeable "a com a companion." The turn is served; and the fond friends, at his next visit, perhaps, wish him at York for coming so unseasour ably; and, because their party for cards is filled up, either give him the last runnings of the tea, or no tea at all.--It would indeed be unreasonable to expect that the company of the same friend should be equally wanted, or equally agreeable, at all times; other avocations at intermediate seasons employ both us and him; yet nothing can justify that disrespect, and even contempt, we often shew to those, who are sometimes instrumental to our pleasures: if we think fit to use them, they have a right to a share in our esteem; and it should certainly be proportioned to our wants and their merit.--But these observations, however near they approach to real life, are still but trifles in comparison with a closer view of human nature. Oh!...show more

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  • Paperback | 60 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 127g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236521617
  • 9781236521613