The Life and Adventures of Peter Wilkins, a Cornish Man; Taken from His Own Mouth, in His Passage to England, from Off Cape Horn in America, in the Ship Hector. with an Introduction Volume 2

The Life and Adventures of Peter Wilkins, a Cornish Man; Taken from His Own Mouth, in His Passage to England, from Off Cape Horn in America, in the Ship Hector. with an Introduction Volume 2

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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. 1784 edition. Excerpt: ...your thinking rascals; that sellow thinks moro-th.an I do, Yaccee. Tac. He will never think to su good purpose, I believe; but how goes cousin Harlokin on, I find Gauingrunt is gone oVer. Bar And fo shall Bazin, Istel, Pezele, and Ginkatt, too, my dear, for I am. at work there; and then good night, my poor king Georigetti; thou shalt be advised to fly, and I will keep the throne warm for thee, . I do not see but king Barharfa, and Queen Yaccombourse, found much better than Georigetti. Well, my dear, whenever we come to fovereignty, which now cannot be long, if Nicor has but played his part welL, for I have not had an account of his success yet; I fay, when we come into power, never let us be above minding our own affairs, or suffer ourselves to be led by the nose, as this poor insigmficant king does. For, in short, he may as well be a k'ng of mats, as a ki:: g of flesh, if he will not use his faculties, but suffer me to make a fool of him thus; and I should be a fool indeed to neglect it, when he thinks it the greatest piece of service 1 can do him, . Tac. Come, come, my dear, let us enjoy ourselves like king and queen till we come to the dignity. Finding a pause, the king, who had admirably kept his temper, even beyond imagination, Hole into the outer room. Peter, fays he, 1 thank you, you have shewn me myself. What fools are we kings! in endea? vouring to make others happy, how miserable do we make ourselves! how easily are we deceived by the designing flattery os those below us? Ungratesul villain! degenerate llrumpet! I hate you both Peter, fays he give me your sword; I will destroy them both in the very act.. Hold, sir, fays I, your majesty has heard sufficient to found a true judgment upon; but kings should not be executioners, or...show more

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  • Paperback | 62 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 127g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236673506
  • 9781236673503