Travels; Comprising a Journey from England to Ohio, Two Years in That State, Travels in American, &C. to Which Are Added the Foreigner's Protracted Journal, Letters, &C

Travels; Comprising a Journey from England to Ohio, Two Years in That State, Travels in American, &C. to Which Are Added the Foreigner's Protracted Journal, Letters, &C

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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. 1851 edition. Excerpt: ... a time, and Mr. spake of doing it well, but at the end of that time he had made but a poor beginning rather than a good end, and when it was done, it was a great deal worse than either of the former ones. In this office there was a youth, who had had so little experience in setting up, that his labor was of small value; and he was so full of nonsense, impudence, and profaneness, that but few perhaps exceeded him in wickedness. The man at the press was but little better: he also was too full of profaneness, vulgarity, and ill manners. I had been at this printing office before, and had heard language that would not be proper to commit to writing. Alas! alas! that men in so many instances should abuse their liberty by drinking down iniquity like water. And what would the world think if they knew all the profane expressions uttered in a printing office! A place which, as it were, is the source of all our moral and religious instruction--a fountain from which proceeds the moral light and good that is seen in the world--or rather a channel through which we are supplied with all the political, scientific, and religious knowledge enjoyed and possessed by the wisest of men. Who would believe that among people of education, as men in such a respectable business there should be some, who let themselves down to a level with the most depraved sailors, draymen, scavengers, navigators, Billingsgate men, and the very vilest of people in their language and conversation? People might suppose that to put a boy to such a trade would be one of the most innocent, useful, and best occupations in the world. But is it so? Alas! what a variety of temptations he is exposed to, and what an amount of iniquity he is liable to commit! For, in the first place, as evil...show more

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  • Paperback | 82 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 163g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236557328
  • 9781236557322