Remarkable Biography; Or, the Peculiarities and Eccentricities of the Human Character Displayed

Remarkable Biography; Or, the Peculiarities and Eccentricities of the Human Character Displayed

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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. 1821 edition. Excerpt: ...little less than three inches high, and appeared so buttoned up and straitened, as to look quite lank. While we are thus remarking _ upon the expedients to which he resorted, the better to efl'ect his diabolical purposes, it may not be ill timed to-those who did not know him, to give a true description of his person: he was in reality about five feet six inches high, a compact neat made man, square shouldered, inclined to corpulency, his legs were firm ' and well set, but by nature his features gave him a look of more age than really belonged to him, which, at the time we are describing him was near upon fifty; his nose was aquiline, and his eyes small and grey, his mouth stood very much inward, with very thin lips, his chin pointed and prominent, with a pale complexion; but what favoured in thegreatest degree his dilsguise of speech, was the loss of his teeth. His walk was exceedingly upright, and his manner active; in a word, he was something above what the world in general would term a dapper made man. The honest simplicity of the young man whom he had thus duped into his service was such, that Mr. Paws found no difliculty whatever, in negociating through his hands his forged bills, which were principally disposed of in the purchase of lottery tickets and shares, at the same time taking care never fully to disclose to poor Samuel his real name, person, or history; and it must he confessed his plan was devised and executed with the utmost skill and ability. Samuel, who continued for some time the innocent and unsuspecting instrument of these nefarious practices, afterpassing bills to the amount of 1400, was detected and taken into custody. Upon learning this, Mr. Pnlcs retired with his booty into the shades of the deepest...show more

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  • Paperback | 42 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 95g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236885082
  • 9781236885081