Plutus, Or, the God of Riches [Tr.] by E.F.J. Carrington

Plutus, Or, the God of Riches [Tr.] by E.F.J. Carrington

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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. 1825 edition. Excerpt: ... original " Thrasybulus and Dionysius." If at last they 're unable to levy enough to procure them a-cheque to the grave! Pov. Pooh! you dare not be earnest--but banter and jest, not aware that my votaries can show Both in person and wit a far better appearance than wealth on mankind can bestow..-..'i.... Bloated minions of ease are his sons, a gorbellied, fat, gouty, and dropsical crew; While mine show a waist, neat and slim as a wasp's, --and a temper as dangerous too--Nor are heavy and dull, like the other fat sluggards. (Contemptuously.) Chre. Starvation 's the secret, no doubt, By which you 're enabled to turn the dear fellows thus waspishly elegant out.-., -, ., Pov. Next, to pass from this chapter--with me dwells Decorum; while Pride sways the opulent hall... Chre. Yes 'tis pretty behaviour, and vastly decorous to pilfer, and housebreak withal!-... uI.u: u Bi-e. To be sure! if 'tis kept to one's self, which it-is, there is much of good tact in the joke. Pov. Then look thro the cities around you--toAo e'er for the people hath honestly spoke1, Save the man that was poor, who his country's advance hath, unshaken, preferr'd to his own? '-.-. But, when rich from the public resources, in time, this same trustworthy servant has grown, .' '.i.......?:, -;.---....i 1 A stroke upon the rhetoricians. (Vide, note, Fref.) He intrigues, wages war on its health, --and at last, topsy-turvy the state is o'erthrown. "Chre. There you 're right! in that one single point (tho' too much you lore slander and scandal) you 're true. Yet, jade, that shall never avail thee! and dearly thine insolent airs shalt thou rue In venturing to lead our good sense so astray as to sanction the paradox base, That Wealth, the delights and the comforts he brings, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 77g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236512014
  • 9781236512017