Spirit of the Public Journals Volume 1

Spirit of the Public Journals Volume 1

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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. 1802 edition. Excerpt: ... at their own weapons. The following little anecdote will furnish the Chancellor of the Exchequer with z.Jlratagem, which can-It Is almost unnecessary io point out to thc.readeis of tilts collection, th;it this Utter, and several of the foregoing articles, are meant to ridicule the curious manuscripts which that worthy man, Mr. Samuel Ireland, attributed to Shakcspear..; i not not fail to secure him the victory, and Jilence his adversary: In the fishing-town of Johnshaven, in Scotland, I witnessed a contest between two Ladies of the Bajket, which, for some fifteen or twenty minutes, was conducted on both sides with a virulence of invective, and an exuberance of epithet, that has hardly yet been equalled by their dignified imitators: at length, however, one of the ladies, finding herself fairly outraiki by her /a-/-tongued antagonist, but unwilling to quit the field, laid her arms across, assumed a placid smile, and, to every foul epithet, returned an humble courtesy; her success was complete; for her yet enraged adversary, deprived of the fuel that fed her fire, and her gall still unexhausted, came up to her very nose, stuck her arms a-kimbo, and foaming with wrath, exclaimed, " Speak, speak, ye b--, or I shall burst!!!" Let our rulers go, and do likewise. MELANCHOLY EFFECTS OF A GENERAL ELECTION. From the St. James's Chronicle MR. BALDWIN, HPHOSE who are advocates for shorter Parliaments than the period of seven years, would do well to consider the many bad consequences which a general election is attended with; and then reflect ho.w much better it is that these consequences stiould return once in seven years, rather than oftener. A man who is troubled with the gout th-rks, bvit little of it, if it returns' only once a year;.indeed he...show more

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  • Paperback | 128 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 240g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236671538
  • 9781236671530