Bath; A Satirical Novel, with Portraits Volume 3

Bath; A Satirical Novel, with Portraits Volume 3

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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. 1818 edition. Excerpt: ... is not so easily got), and he separate from her, and live on his overturned fortune with some notorious courtezan, and perhaps kill.a mau of title in a duel, and pass for a dangerous man, or gcod shot, it is best. This is the bonus, melior, optimus, the magnus, major, maximus of fashionable spirit, good conduct, and principle: this is the morality d-lamode. A fool borrows money of a JewJ a man of fashion pleads usury and pays him not. A green-horn gets in debt and into a sponging-house, and into gaol perhaps, and then he repents, writes penitent letters to his near relations, raises money on his expectancies, cuts down his timber, retrenches, and pays his creditor: but a real prime fellow gets as much in the wind as he can, goes abroad, and compromises with the vagabonds for a shilling or two in the pound, or raises cash upon rotten security--post obit most likely; comes to his estate or title, calls them d-d Israelites, common robbers of artless young men, and throws them over the ropes by his title or a seat in parliament: he promises, however, to see what can be done for them; but turns to a pupil in vice, and says, "Jack, IVe hoaxed Moses, or the tailor; and, as for doing something for him, I'll see him d d first; or perhaps, for example's sake, he brings an action against the usurer, and ruins him for having lent him five or ten thousand pounds, with which he, bought his eminence in life as a firstrate fellow; Mr. B has done all that is necessary to merit the name of a buck of-the first water--a man of fashion of the first order? for he has spent a good property, reserved enough to himself, married a right honourable wife, who very properly has turned her back on her husband, and he, very stylishly, has taken up with another, a...show more

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  • Paperback | 26 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 1mm | 68g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236493532
  • 9781236493538