Flim-Flams!; Or, the Life and Errors of My Uncle and His Friends a Literary Romance Volume 2

Flim-Flams!; Or, the Life and Errors of My Uncle and His Friends a Literary Romance Volume 2

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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. 1806 edition. Excerpt: ...Of Fools, or Secret Memoirs of eminent Philos." vol. xvii. p. 1895. Marcus was a great Philo--and a gentleman (if a Stoic can be called a gentlemari) of moderate talents. As a prince the weakest, as a husband the most infatuated, as a father the most doating, and, in a word, he was a buzzard in ethics. While his wife Faustina was the idol of the Roman toilettes, and her gallantries formed their morning conversations, the good man wrote down in his " Meditations," I thank the gods for having given me so gentle and so faithful a vnfe--H'w daughter, warm in whose veins flowed her revolver's an over heated soul. And when our two Philos at length found themselves sound in blood, he hastily married off to a decrepit senator, that she might not any more interrupt his philosophising.--His son Commodus he placed early amidst his philosophers, and the youth having philosophised day after day, astonished the world, at length, as a prodigy--of infamy!--Lucius Verus, having performed the Tartufle for a short time, admiring Marcus to his face, wearing an old brown cloak like his own, Marcus selected the wily man of the town for his colleague! who proved to be the most dissolute of the Romans.--While Marcus vas philosophising in his closet, he suffered the provinces to be pillaged by their governors. He was latterly rallied to his face on the theatre for his uxoriousness, his favouritism, and his excessive paternity; all bestowed with the same discernment! His people, who were told they had a philosopher for their sovereign, were quite charmed, while they wondered how it happened that the government was in eternal disorder! Yet, after all, Marcus has written a fine book of ethical instructions; and led (poor fellow!) but a scurvy stoical life, voluntarily...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
  • 123665787X
  • 9781236657879