No. 3, or the Nosegay, the 3rd Letter of the Country Post-Bag from the Man to the Monster [A Lampoon on G.E. Bruce by T. Grady]

No. 3, or the Nosegay, the 3rd Letter of the Country Post-Bag from the Man to the Monster [A Lampoon on G.E. Bruce by T. Grady]

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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. 1816 edition. Excerpt: ...prava jubens that could shake the justum et tenacem propositi virum; firm as the rock whose foundation was laid by the God of nature, he was as impracticable to the violent storm of abuse, as to the insulting breeze of flattery--and Or was justly executed. For twelve months after this, (and perhaps to this moment) the seat of Justice was the butt upon which all the arrows of sedition were discharged, and every essay and every paragraph concluded with, "Chamberlain, ReMember Or." About this time I was speaking to the present Attorney General upon the steps of the King's Bench, when he was suddenly called into Court: "There now," said he tome, "I am called in to argue a "question upon an executory devise, and I am utterly ignorant what M to say, or what is to be said upon it; the whole question is, whether "and and or are convertible terms; whether or means and, and "whether and means or, though, perhaps, the testator did not know "the difference, and made his will, without consulting his grammar. "Surely a question such as this, upon conjunctions copulative and "disjunctive, should be referred to a grammar school, with an appeal - to a high court of dictionaries." From the impressiveness of his manner, I saw he was in serious tribulation, and, desirous of suggesting any hint that could relieve him, 1 asked him, " which are you for?" he answered, "I vow to God I am for or." To my latest moment I shall not forget the tone of despair with which, in a solemn appeal to heaven, he vouched himself the champion of this diminutive part of speech, and it immediately occurring to me that the thing was quite easy, by reason of the affectionate intercourse between him and...show more

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  • Paperback | 28 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 68g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236495039
  • 9781236495037