Plebeian Politics, or the Principles and Practices of Certain Mole-Eyed Maniacs Vulgarly Called Warrites; By Way of Dialogue Betwixt Two Lancashire Clowns. Together with Several Fugitive Pieces
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. 1820 edition. Excerpt: ...for instance: The city of Yoan seems to think as well of itself as a true-born Welchman; or, if you please, the House of Austria; (who each of them can deduce their origins from the time of Numa Pompilius) and at present walks like a plain drest nobleman of a royal house, and very extensive revenues: who lives spendidly, and in affluence, without desiring to increase, or so imprudent as to diminish, his paternal estate. Laans is a cunning, but wealthy, thriving farmer.----Its merchants hunt worldl wealth, as eavrerl as dorrs ursue the hare; t e have, in.a Y a P Y, general, the pride and haughtiness of Spanish dons, mixed with the meanness of Dutch spirits the strong desire they have of yellow dirt, trans form them into galley-slaves, 'and their servants T are doubly so; the first being fastened with golden, but the latter with iron chains. HALIFAX is a mongrel, begot by a Leeds merchant, and aLancashire woman, and nursed by a Dutch frow. They are eager in pursuing gain, but not so assiduous as to forget pleasure: And every day at noon think it no scandal to lay aside business to eat beef and pudding. Rocnmm is like a growing haberdasher, or master hatter, black and greasy with getting a little pelf: Whose inhabitants (like Leeds and Halifax ) are great lovers of wool and butter; not immediately to eat, but to fatten them to prospect. They do not study to oppress their dependents, as knowing it to be impossible;-for their servants sometimes work hard, drink hard, and (being resolved to be independent) play when they please. Msncnnsrsa is like a--a--I do not know what: hold; why, it is like a lucky London merchant, who by the assiduous care and pains of himself, and his servants round him, has made his fortune, purchased a large...
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