A Gossip's Story and a Legendary Tale Volume 1

A Gossip's Story and a Legendary Tale Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1804 edition. Excerpt: ...one with grief for his departure, except the person whose approbation he had been most solicitous to obtain. CHAP. XII. Extremely useful to the author, giving her an opportunity of filling her book, contrasting her characters, and displaying great critical acumen. The mythological fable of the combat between Hercules and Antaeus, may allude to the pertinacity with which the human mind reverts to its first designs. When, our plans are thwarted and disconcerted, the moment of apparent defeat is that in which we most zealously form the project of a fresh attack. My classical readers will thank me for this allusion, if it be only applied to a waiting-maid. In short, the redoubtable Patty, tnough one offer of marriage was absolutely negatived, was still resolved to defeat her master's supposed design, of fortuning Miss Dudley with her Lady's property; and thinking numerous lovers must ac 'least unsettle her intention of living In F 3 "blessed "blessed singleness," she began to debate upon the ways and means of raising her an army of admirers. The world is ever so generously inclined to rescue a rich beauty from the vile durance in which she is kept by an avaricious, tyrannical, or capricious father, that Patty had only to tell her popr mistress's hard fate, in order to succeed. Even Danbury was not without somewhat of the chivalrous spirit, and two Knightserrant issued forth to rescue the captive Damsel. I choose to speak according to the real intentions of the parties, for ostensibly it was only one Knight, and an attendant Esquire. Captain Target encouraged Mr. Alsop to make proposals, promising to second him with all the powers of his address and eloquence; which, to fay truth, he meant to employ to his own advantage, if..show more

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  • Paperback | 34 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236933974
  • 9781236933973