Wonderful Characters; Comprising Memoirs and Anecdotes of the Most Remarkable Persons of Every Age and Nation Volume 3

Wonderful Characters; Comprising Memoirs and Anecdotes of the Most Remarkable Persons of Every Age and Nation Volume 3

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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. 1822 edition. Excerpt: ...avenge it. "The pain that afflicts my nerves interrupts me from making any other request to you, than that your lordship would give credit to the words of a dying man, who is fearful that he has been in a great measure an abettor and encourager of your intemperance; and would therefore, in these his last moments, when he is most to be credited, dehort you from the pursuit of it; and that in these, the days of your youth--for you have many years yet to live, if you do not hasten your own death--you would give ear to the voice of the preacher, whom you and I, with the rest of your company, have, in the midst of our riotous debauches, made light of for saying, ' Rejoice, Oh young man, in thy youth, and let thy heart cheer thee in the days of thy youth, and walk in the ways of thy heart, and in the sight of thine eyes: But know thou, that for all these things God will bring thee to judgment." On which day, when the hearts of all men shall be laid open, may you and I, and all that sincerely repent of acting contrary to the revealed will in this life, reap the fruits of our sorrows for our misdeeds, in a blessed resurrection; which, is the hearty prayer of, "My very good Lord, - "Your lordship's most obedient, "and most obliged servant, "Johh Radcliffe." The letter enclosed was as follows: --"Doctor, ' Though I am no friend of yours, but, on the contrary, one that could wish to see your destruction in a legal way, for not preventing the death of our roost excellent queen, when you had it in your power to save her; yet I have such an aversion to the taking away men's lives unfairly, as to acquaint you, that if you attempt to go to meet the gentlemen you have appointed to dine with at the Greyhound, in Croydon, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 144 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 268g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236618084
  • 9781236618085