Fabulous Histories; Designed for the Instruction of Children, Respecting Their Treatment of Animals

Fabulous Histories; Designed for the Instruction of Children, Respecting Their Treatment of Animals

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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. 1798 edition. Excerpt: ...the point of expiring for want of some reviving cordial. Hoi" came you to be in this condition, good woman? said Mrs. Benson to his wife; surely you might have obtained relief before your husband was reduced to such extremity? Oh! my good lady, said the woman, we have not been used to beg. but to earn an honest livelihood by Mir industry; and never till this sad day have I known What it wasf'r'6 ask charity: tfiis mornings for the first time, I made application at the only great house in this village, where I rhade no doubt there was abundance. I told my dismal tale to a servant, and begged she would make it known to her mistress; but she assured me it was in vain to come there for her lady had such a family samily of cats, dogs, monkies, ant! all manner of creatures, that she had nothing to spare for poor people; at the. same instant I sow the poulterer bring a rabbit and a fowl, which I found were for the savourite cat and dog. This discouraged me from begging j and I had determined to die before I would ask again; but the sight of my dear husband and children in this condition drives me to it. Well, comfort yourself, said Mrs. Benson.--Come to my house to-morrow morning, and we will fee what we can do; in the mean time here is something for a present supply. Mrs. Benson then departed, as she was fearsul of walking late. Miss Harriet was greatly affected at this scene, and could no longer help exclaiming against Mrs. Addis. She is deserving of great blame, indeed, said Mrs. Benson; but I have the pleasure to say, such characters as hers are very uncommon, I mean in the extreme; though there are numbers of people who sall into the same sault in some degree, and make themselves truly ridiculous with their unnatural affections. I wi/h you, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 46 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 100g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236607775
  • 9781236607775