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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. 1872 edition. Excerpt: ...me know. What Heaven divine thinks fit to give Oh I grant me but this share, And all my gloomy doubts relieve With thee, my favourite fair. I AN EVIL CHARACTER. THE curious oft their way pursue In search of truth sincere; But, if they stop, they now may view The truth depicted here. It's not forbid, should we be bold To speak of those now fled; Yet, still, 'tis just the truth be told On living or on dead. Here lie the bones, the soul is fled, Of him this grave has crammed; We shrink not to pronounce him dead, Though some pronounce him did Nor wonder, traveller, when you see Such lines upon his grave. A greater rogue, convinced are we, Ne'er tossed was by a wave. Nor stop this epitaph will here, And truth's invectives spare; We're sure a greater villain ne'er Yet breathed the liquid air. Base envy closed his wrinkled years, Although he wealth p;ssessed; ' And that he spurned the widow's tears Must truly be confessed. The orphan's cry could rouse him not To sympathise with grief-A sordid liar and a sot, Ne'er known to give relief. Oft females young, it may be told. Fell victims to his flame; Through pimps he bribed with tempting gold For to decoy the same. He sneered at all from home who flee For succour in distress; Nor the benighted traveller he One night did e'er caress. 'TWas at the midnight hour his plan To ruin and betray; For yon bright sun that cheereth can Threw barriers in his way. ' Smiled when he found beneath his thong Defenceless man to cringe; Where he sustained the slightest wrong, Still prone was for revenge. Deep in his heart deceit did dwell--For through his veins it ran--And all the treacherous vice of hell That could defile the man. He...show more

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  • Paperback | 44 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 95g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123685778X
  • 9781236857781