Excerpt from John Randolph: A Character Sketch
Shielding him from contact with vulgarity and mean ness in every form, she taught him to read so early that by the time he was eleven years old he is said to have read Robinson Crusoe, Gulliver's Travels, Plu tarch's Lives, Don Quixote, Gil Blas, Quintus Curtius, Pope's Homer, Orlando Furioso, Tom Jones, Voltaire's Charles XII, Thomson's Seasons, the Spectator, Humphrey Clinker, Goldsmith's Roman History, Shakespeare, The Arabian Nights, etc; the last two, in particular, being his de light, as giving free scope to his own active and poetic imagination.
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