The History of the Adventures of Joseph Andrews, and His Friend MR Abraham Adams Volume 1
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. 1779 edition. Excerpt: ... fays Slipslop, people that don't see all, often know nothing Many things have been given away in our family, i I do assure you, without her knowledge. I have heard you say in the pulpit, We ought not to brag: but indeed I can't avoid ci saying, if she had kept keys herself, the poor would have wanted many a cordial which I have let them have. As for my late a master, he was as worthy a man as ever lived, and would have done infinite good, if he had not been controlled: but he loved a quiet life, Heavens rest his foul! I am confident he is there, and enjoys a quiet life, which some folks would not allow him here. Adams answered, He had never heard this before, and was mistaken, if she herself ( for he remembered she used to commend her mistress, and blame her master ) had not formerly been of another opinion. I don't know, replied she, what I might once think; but now I am confidous matters are as I tell you: the world will shortly see who hath been deceived; for my part I say norhing, but that it is wondersome how people can carry all things with a grave face. Thus M. Adams and she discoursed, 'till they came opposite to a great house which stood at some distance from the road; a lady in the coach spying it, cried, Yonder lives the unfortunate Leonora, if one can justly call a woman unfortunate, whom we must own, at the fame time, guilty, and the au thor of her own calamity. This was abundantly sufficient to awaken the curiosity of Mr Adams, as indeed it did that of the whole company, who jointly sollicited the lady to acquaint them with Leonora's history, ...
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- 13 Sep 2013
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