Characteristicks Volume 3

Characteristicks 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. 1733 edition. Excerpt: ...my own part, T am fully fatisfy'd that there are more Sea-drinkers than one or two, to be found among the principal Personages of Mankind; and that if these Dos of ours were silly Curs, many who pass for wife in our own Race are little wiser; and may properly enough be said to have the Sea to drink, 'tis pretty evident that they who; live in the highest Sph;re of human Affairs have a very uncertain View of the thing call'd Happiness at Good. It lies out at Sea, far distant, in the OJfin; where those Gentlemen ken it but very imperfectly: And the means they imploy iii order to come up with it, are very wide of the matter, and far short of their pro pos'd End-" First a general Acquain " tance. Visits," Levees---Attendance " upon the Great and Little. Popula " rity.-----A Place in Parliament.--Then " another at Court.--Then Intrigue, " Corrupnbn, Prostitution. Then a - higher Place.----Then'a Title.--Thew. " a Remove.--A new Minister!--" Factions at Court.----Ship-wreck of " Ministrys--The new: The old.--Err" gage with one; piece up with other.--" Bar "Bargains; Losses; After-Games;Retrie" vals."---Is not this, the Sea to drink At si Divitie pruden/em reddere pos Si cuptdum timidumque mi.'.us tt; nem pe ruberes, Viveret in Terris te si quis avarior uno. Bat lest I fliou'd be tempted to fall into a manner I have been oblig'd to disclaim in this part of my Miscellaneous Performance; 1 shall here set a Period to this Discourse," and renew my attempt of serious Reflection and grave Thought, by taking up my Clew in a fresli Chapter. or/ Hor-t. Ep. lib. %., CHAP. II. Passage from Terra Incognita to the visible World.-Mi(lress-shif of Natuk E. Animal Confederacy...show more

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  • Paperback | 84 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 168g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236598482
  • 9781236598486