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The Spiritual Quixote, or the Summers Ramble of Mr. Geoffry Wildgoose: A Comic Romance, to Which Is Prefixed the Life of the Author (1816)

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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. 1774 edition. Excerpt: ...safely landed again, be began rubbing his fists and spitting in his hands, and challenged to fight any two of the Miners who had treated him in that treacherous manner; when, perceiving his Master (who attempted to moderate his resentment), Jerry fell foul upon him with bitter complaints; and faid, "if Mr. Wildgoose had a mind to preach to "the Miners, he should go by himself: for he "would not be buried alive upon other people's "business; and I am sure," adds Jerry, " if I "had gone much lower, the cold damps would "have taken away my breath."--" Well," fays Wildgoose, "I don't desire you to run "any risque; but I myself will immediately "go down amongst these poor people, and open "my commission; and they shall not remain t1 one night longer under the dominion of - Satan." Wildgoose then desired the Miners "to let "him down the shaft, as he understood there "were several more of their fellow-labourers "under "under ground."--But the Miners then told him, " that there were no more than them"selves there; and that the Mine had been un der water for this week past; and that they u had been employed to bring away some ore, "that was left in a cavity about half way "down the shaft; and that they only took the f other honest man" (meaning Tugwell) "to "frighten him a little, by way of diversion." Wildgoose, therefore, having asked them some few questions more; he, Mr. Tench, and the rest of the company, returned towards Sir William Forester's. Tugwell, by not submitting to his fate with Christian patience, -had got a broken head in the scuffle; which, though he did not perceive it at first, bled... Hide synopsis

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