The Spirit of the Public Journals; Being an Impartial Selection of the Most Exquisite Essays and Jeux D'Esprits, Principally Prose, That Appear in the Newspapers and Other Publications Volume 1

The Spirit of the Public Journals; Being an Impartial Selection of the Most Exquisite Essays and Jeux D'Esprits, Principally Prose, That Appear in the Newspapers and Other Publications 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. 1799 edition. Excerpt: ... forgiveness of Mr. French, whom I endeavoured, by the wicked means in my power, to deprive of his liberty, to starve him and all his family, and to set his house on fire. Alas! I never shewed mercy to any person who had displeased me, if I could pnee get him into my clutches, but glorified myself for a sanguinary vengeance, which I most assuredly must have derived from the devil. My pride of heart was T z so so great, that I would take no advice, but went on my abominable career for many years, until I was declared by all men to be an enemy, to the human race, and am in consequence now brought to justice. Lord have mercy upon my poor soul? Amen." The wretched culprit was so execrated by the populace, that he was pelted all the way to the place of execution with rotten eggs, dead cats, and the like; and when the aweful moment arrived in which he was launched into eternity, there was a loud and general shout of approbation and joy from all the spectators.--William i'ittmore, alias Gallows Billy, was upwards of thirty-six years of age, of a most forbidding countenance, with a spare figure, thin legs, no visible protuberance behind, and Icarcely any chin.--Telegraph. THE GOITRE. A FABLE. READER! youv'e seen perchance (for every sight, John Bull's devout attention draws); 1 ou've seen, with equal wonder and delight, The Monstrous Craws Now, if you feel your vig'rous fancy able To give a mere unform'd excrescence, Existence personal and essence, See how a IVen can figure in a fable. A Goitre in an Alpine valley bred, In shape and size full rival to the head, Esteem'd among the belies of Syon The prettiest lump of flesh was e'er set eye on. Made vain, as we ma)' well suppose, With admiration, like a noddy Puft'd with self-consequence and folly, chose...show more

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  • Paperback | 134 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 254g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1236678117
  • 9781236678119