The Spiritual Quixote Or, the Summers Ramble of MR.Geoffry Wildgoose.a Comic Romance

The Spiritual Quixote Or, the Summers Ramble of MR.Geoffry Wildgoose.a Comic Romance

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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. 1773 edition. Excerpt: ...Tugwell's strange metamorphosis: when Jerry cut short his master, by pointing out a monstrous chasm which he had'spied in Wildgoose's plulh breeches, from which two or three inches of his shirt hung dangling down in a most facetious manner. This was a misfortune 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 juncture: as, in half an hour's time, he was to mount the rostrum. What must be done? There was no precedent of anything like this recorded in the Journals of our modern Apostles. Wildgoose could not bear the indecency either of sitting without his breeches, or of admitting a semale hand so near his person, in a part so liable to inflammation. From this aukward distress, however, he was quickly relieved by his trusty squire Jeremiah Tugwell; who, amongst the other furniture of his vallet, had had the precaution to oack up a large stocking-needle, and some strong strong worsted, with which he generously undertook to deliver his Master from his perplexity, and with great dexterity leveled his needle at the schism in his Master's trowsers. Tugwell, however, could not forbear, during the operation, to make an obvious reflection in favour of the clerical habit and facerdotal accoutrements. " Ah! Master," (fays he), " if your Worship now had but a gown ' and cassock, or could but put on a surplice, " like our Parson, you might have gone to " the Tabernacle without any breeches at all. ' Adzooks! methinks I almost long to go to " our Parish-church again, to hear the bells " chime on a Sunday, and see the Parson walk " up to the desk an' it were any Bishop; and ' then turn over the great Bible with such a " smack, it does...show more

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  • Paperback | 54 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 113g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236656113
  • 9781236656117