The Critical Review, or Annals of Literature Volume 6

The Critical Review, or Annals of Literature Volume 6

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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. 1758 edition. Excerpt: ...a friend and benefactor. His fatnily is all captivated with so much merit of mind and person; and in the bosom of it he not only meets with the tendercst refuge, but gets, at length, wealth and a wife. He has various adventures, and some dismal ones in the South-Sea; but in all of them he was the most wife, the most discreet, the most generous, the most amiable of characters, by his own account. At length he discovers his mother, who had been assured by the uncle of his death, and discovers her when he least expected it, together with his sister, married to a Portugueze captain; upon which every thing having happened, as if he had been the author, and planned out events, as doubtless was the case, the whole conr eludes very happily. But though a fulsome vein of egotism runs through the whole; though it is affectedly larded with quotations from English poets and plays, and is full of gross improbabilities, and even contradictions, there are, however, some interesting situations, some strokes of nature, that make it not the worst of the works of this kind that we have seen. The following account, for example, of the uncle's taking Frowde with him, to the master to whom he was to dispose of him, does not amiss express the struggle of nature and conscience with interest and villainy. '3' 7 At 'At length, the day came, when, taking leave 6f all the 'family, my cousins and I shedding abundance of tears at our s farewel, and our porter being ordered to carry my box to 'the Colchester coach, at the Spread-Eagle inn in Gracechurch'street, my uncle took me into a hackney coach, and away 'we drove. He was very reserved all the way, and seemed to 'be under some concern, answering so surlily to two or three 'innocent questions I put to him, that I burst out...show more

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  • Paperback | 214 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 11mm | 390g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236545761
  • 9781236545763