The Monthly Repertory of English Literature Volume N . 12

The Monthly Repertory of English Literature Volume N . 12

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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. 1811 edition. Excerpt: ...5 my Irish estate. would have been sold instantly, had it not been settled upon a Mr. Delamere. The pleasure of abusing him, whom 'I had never seen, and of whom I knew nothing, but that he was to be my heir, relieved me wonderfully. I-1e died, and left only a daughter, a mere child. My chance of possessing the estate in fee-simple increased: I sold this increased value to the Jews, and gamed on.--Miss Delamere, some time afterwards, had the small-pox. Upon the event of her illness I laid bets to an amazing amount., _ She recovered. No more money could be raised, and my debts were to be paid.- In this dilemma I recollected, that I once had a guardian, and thatI had never settled accounts with him. Crawley, who continued to be my factotum, andeilatterer in ordinary and extraordinary, informed me, upon looking over these accounts, that there was a mine of money due to me, if I could but obtain it by law or equity. To law _I went, and the anxiety of a law-suit might have in some degree supplied the place of gambling; but all my business was managed for me by Crawley, and I charged him never to mention the subject to me till a verdict should be obtained., A verdict was obtained against me. It was proved in open court by my own witnesses, that I was a fool 5 but as no judge, jury, or chancellor, could believe that I was so great a fool as my carelessness indicated, my.guardian stood acquitted in equity of being so great a rogue as he really was. What was now to to be done? I saw my doom. As a highwayman knows that he must come to the gallows at last, and acts accordingly, so a fashionably extravagant youth knows, that sooner or later he must come to matri mony. No one_ could have more horror of this catastrophe' than I felt; but it was in...show more

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  • English
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  • 1236504003
  • 9781236504005