A New Collection of Enigmas, Charades, Transpositions, &C

A New Collection of Enigmas, Charades, Transpositions, &C

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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. 1806 edition. Excerpt: ...mistress near. This happens as the taste I strike. Sometimes my' value's thought so great, I'r_n soygh; by peers, and live in ma; At others it, is deem'd but small, I'm then consign'd to servants' hall. The rich thro' me decrease their store, And wealth I give to some who're poor; Vhen young and new I'r_n greatly priz'd, And generally, wlien old, despis'd; Yet in some cases 'tis my age The admiration doth engage. One further hint l'll give, then know, I immortality bestow. M. CXXXIX. "' In a Letter to a Lady. Mnnut, I TAKE' the liberty of sending the servant whom I mentioned the other day, and think, before you retain him, you should know something of his family and qualities. His birth was certainly low, and he was brought up among poor people; a little polishing' was bestowed upon him, which to his credit he took well: he is sharp, has bright parts, and I have reason to believe his temper is good. He has undergone some severe trials previous to his entering my service, which have been an advantage to him. He has some skill in drawing, and if you should employ him in that way, he may prove an hour's amusernent to you and you I DESCEND from a king, and 'tis sure'a strange thing friends. He will be useful'at your' side-board; yet I must confess, if you cannot contrive to keep liquor from him, _his head will be frequently turned; though upon such an occasion I mustdo'him thejustice to say, Inever knew him give offence, or in any single instance betray his trust. You may rely on his never repeating any thing that passes in the family out of doors. I must not further anticipate your opinion of him; will only...show more

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  • Paperback | 44 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 95g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236847504
  • 9781236847508