The Freaks of Cupid, by an Irish Bachelor [- Abbot]

The Freaks of Cupid, by an Irish Bachelor [- Abbot]

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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. 1845 edition. Excerpt: ...such occasions, to display their pedestrian powers to such an extent as to awaken ideas of the Olympic games in the minds of educated new policemen--whose noble souls, scorning places so near the earth as pit and boxes, take higher flights (of stairs) and bear them aloft to the topmost galleries of theatres, wherefrom they hurl applause and orange-peels, indiscriminately, until they are withdrawn by the collars of their ten-and-sixpenny pilot coats, and quietly kicked down stairs--whose religious (not to speak of other) feelings arc so strong that, under circumstances of this description, they invariably cry, "Oh Lord I"--whose delicacy, upon certain subjects, is of such a nature that, like Dan do of oyster-eating celebrity, they would cheerfully suffer themselves to be soundly thrashed, rather than insult a tavern-keeper by offering him the amount of his bill--whose affection for their "father's brother," being stronger than the hate which Hamlet felt for that relation, induces them perpetually to visit him, always upon such occasions following the example of Little Red Ridinghood when she visited her grandmother, and conveying to him some trifling token of their regard (for themselves)--whose ideas of the necessary qualifications for a gentleman, in addition to the pleasing traits above enumerated, are limited to smoking cigars, (two for three-halfpence) when they can get them--insulting females, always provided they are unprotected--getting drunk, when they can do so on eleemosynary principles, for that is an essential part of their system--attending all places of public amusement, where the admission is gratis--adhering to a friend while he has sixpence in his pocket, and "cutting" him when he has more

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  • Paperback | 174 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 9mm | 322g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236562941
  • 9781236562944