The Works of Tim Bobbin, Esq., in Prose and Verse; With a Memoir of the Author, by John Corry. to Which Is Added a Rendering Into Simple English of the Dialogue of Tummus and Meary, with the Idioms and Similes Retained, and Explanatory

The Works of Tim Bobbin, Esq., in Prose and Verse; With a Memoir of the Author, by John Corry. to Which Is Added a Rendering Into Simple English of the Dialogue of Tummus and Meary, with the Idioms and Similes Retained, and Explanatory

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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. 1862 edition. Excerpt: ...I'm vexed, I'm fain, I'm sorry, I'm easy, I'm tormented, I'm richer, I'm poorer, I'm better, I'm worse: but let me be how, or what I will, I hope I shall ever remain Dear Sir, Your obliged humble servt. John Collier. A NARRATIVE OF THE CASE BETWEEN THE QUEEN AT THE Boora, AND THE AUTHOR. To T. P. Eso. JAN. 30th, 1752. Br your favour of the 20th current, I perceive you have heard of the furious rupture that has lately broke out betwixt me, and a certain lady, who is sometimes called the Queen at the Booth, and at others, the Yorkshire Lawyeress; and seem fearful that it will be detrimental to my family and interest. I thank you for your tender"care; but, cheer up, sir, I'm not afraid of the law; for I have a particular friend that will screen me from long and costly suits: I mean---l'overty. You desire me to send you a full account of what has passed between us, I shall oblige you in this, though it will be both intricate and prolix; and as truth has always something of the agreeable attending it, I must own that I was the first aggressor: for it arose from that strong tincture of quixotism that you know reigns so predominant in me; though if I was inclined to fanaticism, I should give it another name, and call it the spirit of reformation. The first time I saw her was at Dean-Chapel, in the parish of Huthersfield, where she immediately took my eye, and raised my curiosity to know who, and what she was: Being (if I may so speak) the very gallimaufry of a woman. She was dressed as gay, and airy as a girl of sixteen, though old age stared full at me through every wrinkle. In short, her out of the way figure and behaviour, spoiled my devotion and raised my choler to that pitch that I...show more

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  • Paperback | 138 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 259g
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  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236555589
  • 9781236555588