Memoirs of Major Alexander Ramkins (1718)

Memoirs of Major Alexander Ramkins (1718)

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"[...]Fortune: But being aware of the Trap that was laid for me, my whole Study was how to disengage myself from this Gang, so as to give no Suspicion that I understood their meaning; for this I imagin'd might be the ground of a Quarrel, and to perhaps have worse Consequences than if they really had strip'd me of my Substance. Arm'd with this Caution, I receiv'd 'em in the usual manner, but still kept off when a Motion was made either of high drinking or playing deep; for no Man is secure, when either Liquor or Passion gains the Ascendent over him. But this State of Violence could not continue long, sometimes I was at a loss for an Excuse to baffle their Importunity, other times I found them dispos'd to represent me as of an uncomplying Temper, so that there was no way left but either to draw or withdraw, for I saw plainly that if I staid among them a Quarrel would ensue. This[...]."show more

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  • Paperback | 66 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 4mm | 100g
  • Createspace
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1507680791
  • 9781507680797

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