The Spiritual Q, 2; A Comic Romance ...

The Spiritual Q, 2; A Comic Romance ...

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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. 1792 edition. Excerpt: ...in a most sacetious manner._ This was amissorturfe 'which Wildgoose could not have foreseen; and, as he had no change of raiment, was greatly distressed how to remedy. It could not have happened at a more critical or unfortunate j'uncture: as, in half an hour's time, 'he was to mount the rostrum. What must be done? There was no preceden_t of any thing like this 'recorded in the Joumals of our modern Apostles. Wildgoose could not bear the indecency either or 'sitting without his 'breec'hes, or of admitting a female hand so near his person, in a part 'so liable to infl-ammation. From this aulcward distress, however, he was quickly relieved by his trusty squire Jeremiah miah Tugwell; who, amongst the other fur niture of his wallet, had had the precaution to' pack up a large stocking-needle, and some strong worsted, with which he generousiy undertook to deliver his Master from his perplexity, and with great dexterity levelled his medle at the schism in his Mastefs trowsers. Tugwell, however, could not forbear, during the operation, to make an obvious reslection in favour of the'clerical habit and sacerdotal accoutrements. VAh!-Master," says he; V if your Worship now hadbut a gown V and cassock, or could but put on a surplZce, V like our Parson, you might have gone to V the 'sabernacle without any breeches at all. V Adzooks! methinks I almost long to go to 3V our Parilla-church again, to hear the bells chime on a Sunday, and see the Parson walk a up to the dcsk-an' it were any Bishop; and V then turn over the great Bible with such a V smack, it does one's heart good to hear V him."-V Ah! Jerry," says Vffildgoose, V these are only the outside Ornaments, the V mere husks of Religion, and fit only to be _V cast before swine; that...show more

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  • Paperback | 62 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 127g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236956907
  • 9781236956903