An Apology for the Life of Mr. Bampfylde-Moore Carew; Commonly Called the King of the Beggars
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. 1768 edition. Excerpt: ...witb evew Place in my Kingdom. Being told, the People of England paid their King yearly vast Sums-out out of the Profits of their Labour; he laughed, and cry'd, O! poor King! adding, I have often given to my Subjects, hut never received any T hing from themf' Mr. Carew, desirous of returning to his Native Country, leaves the Indians: He arrives in Pensylvania: His Adventure with the Rev. Mr. Whitfield, the Methodist Preacher: Comes to Philadelphia: A Description of e/mz beautiful City; waits on the Proprietor of Pensylvania, and the Governor; is treated hanasomely hy hoth of them-, travel: through Pensylvania, Uc. to the Cigr of New-York: A Description of the remarhahle Place: he paffled through, and of that City. ZFRXKX UN T IN G being the principal FX NX Employment and Diversion of the V? H V Indians, at which they are very The Indian King' are obligedto provide so: the Subsistcnce of 'shci r People. his Taste for this Diversion, there scarce passing a Day but he was a Party among them, at some Hunting Match or other, and most generally with the King himself', He was now grown into so great Respect among them, that they offered him a Wlfe out of one of the principal Families of the Place, nearly related to the King-, but our Hero, notwithstanding these Honours, could not forget his Native Country, the Love of which glowed within his Breast; he had, therefore, for some Time, formed the Design of leaving them, and very soon after this found an Opportunity of doing so. One Day, being out hunting, they chanced to fall in Company with some other Indians, near the River Delaware; and when the Chace was over, sat down to be merry together, and having got some Rum amongst them, they drank pretty freely, and fell to singing and dancing after...
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