Fast Life; An Autobiography Being the Recollections, Rencounters, Reverses, and Reprisals of a Man Upon Town Together with Details of the Amours of Th

Fast Life; An Autobiography Being the Recollections, Rencounters, Reverses, and Reprisals of a Man Upon Town Together with Details of the Amours of Th

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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. 1859 edition. Excerpt: ...is a strange, sad sight. To those who think right, there are more touching memorials to be seen at, a Pawnbroker's Window than in all the monuments in Westminster Abbey. We have stopped repeatedly TOO FAST FOB THE CHUKCH. 125 and paused, with all our gayer mood--have sighed to see cherished, loved, and worshipped relics of the heart's best blood, as it were, disgraced by the side of debauchery, or perhaps worse--crime. Amongst other curious incidents, consequent upon a Fast life, let me state that I have had some highly educated clerical friends in my clique, who enjoyed a spree, (without that morning penalty the Medical student has generally to pay), I will quote one; Parson C lived at Clement's Inn, time 1848, a brilliantly talented man, replete with every thing to form the gentleman, even the vices of one--there is a vast difference in education there. He had been in Derbyshire a loose fish, and lost his gown, he turned his attention to brewing and land draining, in fact knew everything; under these circumstances, and his connection with the London press, I met him, we liked each other at a glance, (what a freemasonry exists, even in raking), and became bosom friends; the " faux pas," if such it can be called, I speak of, consisted in his inviting halfa-dozen jolly dogs, (Legal, Clerical, and Press), to a Champagne supper at the above address, in the middle of which, with foaming tumblers of sparkling "Sillery," into which we used to dive deeply, my old and valued friend Parson C would walk round the room glass in hand and deliver a sermon, extempore, but which can never be surpassed by a Molyneuv or a Melville. I have learnt from him, and loved him--I have always thought an old friend is like an old coat, 126 LOAN OFFICE...show more

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  • Paperback | 60 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 127g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236536657
  • 9781236536655