The Lilliputian Library or Gullivers Museum in Ten Volumes; Containing Lectures on Morality, Historical Pieces, Interesting Fables, Divesting Tales, Miraculous Voyages, Surprising Adventures, Remarkable Lives, Poetical Pieces, Comical

The Lilliputian Library or Gullivers Museum in Ten Volumes; Containing Lectures on Morality, Historical Pieces, Interesting Fables, Divesting Tales, Miraculous Voyages, Surprising Adventures, Remarkable Lives, Poetical Pieces, Comical

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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. 1782 edition. Excerpt: ...was in a great passion with her for her untoD a ward ward aukward gait, which ftie desired her to alter, and not move in a way so contradictory to the rest of the world. Indeed, mother, says the young crab, I walk as decently as I can, and to the best of my knowledge; but, if you would have me go otherwise, I beg you would be so good, as to practise it sirst, and show me, by your own example, how you would have me behave myself. Application. The man who is so impertinent as to rebuke others for a misbehaviour of which he himself is guilty, must be either a hypocrite, a senseless creature, or an impudent sellow. It is strange that mankind, being so apt to act wrong in most particulars, should at the same time be so prone to calumny and detraction. One would think that they who err so notoriously and frequently themselves, should be rather tender in concealing, than osficious in carping at the saults of their sellow-sinners; especially, considering that it is natural to be misled by our passions and appetites into some excess or other, but unnatural and inhuman to impeach peach others of miscarriages, of which ourselves are equally guilty. The Creaking Wheel. THE coachman hearing one of the wheels of his coach creak, was surprised; but more especially when he perceived that it was the worst wheel of the whole set, and which he thought had but little pretence to take such a liberty. But, upon his demanding the reason why it did so, the wheel replyed, that it was natural for people who laboured under any afsliction or insirmity to complain.. Application. Though we naturally desire to give vent to the sulness of our heart, when it is chargf ed with grief, and though by uttering our complaints, we may happen to move the compassion of those that...show more

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  • Paperback | 86 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 168g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236770625
  • 9781236770622