The British Essayists, Vol. 11

The British Essayists, Vol. 11 : With Prefaces, Historical and Biographical; Spectator, No 311-380 (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from The British Essayists, Vol. 11: With Prefaces, Historical and Biographical; Spectator, No 311-380 W'e must, however, distinguish between fortune. Hunters and fortune.stealers. The first are those assiduous gentlemen who employ their whole lives in the chase, without ever coming to the quarry. Sufl'enus has combed and powdered at the ladies for thirty years together; and taken his stand in a side. Box, until he has grown wrinkled under their eyes. He is now laying the same shares for the present generation of beauties, which he practised on their mothers. Cottilus, after having made his applica. Tions to more than you meet with in Mr. Cowley's ballad of mistresses, was at last smitten with a city lady of sterling; but died of old age be fore he could bring matters to bear. Nor must I here omit my worthy friend Mr. Honeycomb, who has often told us in the club, that for twenty years successively, upon the death of a childless rich man, he immediately drew on his boots, called for his horse, and made up to the widow. When he is rallied upon his ill success, Will, with his usual gaiety, tells us, that he always found her pre.en. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.show more

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