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 ...
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...
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