The Works. Containing Interesting and Valuable Papers, Not Hitherto Published. with Memoir of the Author, by Thomas Roscoe Volume 2

The Works. Containing Interesting and Valuable Papers, Not Hitherto Published. with Memoir of the Author, by Thomas Roscoe Volume 2

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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. 1841 edition. Excerpt: ...no one discharges himself, or does his business better. He has sometimes strained bard for an honest livelihood, and never got abit till everybody else had done. One practice appears very blameable in him: that every morning he privately frequents unclean houses, where any modest person would blush to be seen. And although this be generally known, yet the world, as censorious as it is, has been so kind as to overlook this infirmity in him. To deal impartially, it must be granted that he is too great a lover of himself, and very often consults his own ease at the expense of his best friends; but this is one of his blind sides; and the best of men I fear are not without them. He has been constituted by the higher powers in the station of receiver-general, in which employment some have censured him for playing fast and loose. He is likewise overseer of the golden mines, which he daily inspects when his health will permit him. He was long bred under a master of arts, who instilled good principles into him, but these were soon corrupted. I know not whether this deserves mention, that he is so very capricious as to take it for an equal atl'ront to talk either of kissing or kicking him, which has occasioned a thousand quarrels; however, nobody was ever so great a sutlbrer for faults, which he neither was, nor possibly could be, guilty of. In his religion he has thus much of the Quaker, that he stands always covered, even in the presence of the king; in most other points:1 perfect idolater, although he endeavours to conceal it; for he is known to oll'er daily sacrifices to certain subterraneous nymphs, whorn he worships in an humble posture, prone on his face, and stripped stark naked; and so leaves his offerings behind him, which the priests of...show more

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  • Paperback | 998 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 50mm | 1,742g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1236790359
  • 9781236790354