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. 1805 edition. Excerpt: ..."Aye, so it is written; but you muit never believe any thing you read in the news-papers, ' in hopes ot invalidating the ...
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. 1805 edition. Excerpt: ..."Aye, so it is written; but you muit never believe any thing you read in the news-papers, ' in hopes ot invalidating the truth of the above mentioned transaction. It was then well known, that Flora Macdonald, who attended the prince in this expedition, called a run away horse, which (he rode, "Johnny Cop." About the year 1752, I met Mr. Richardson, in Mr. Leak's, the bookseller's parlour, (whose sifter Richardson married) who told me he was going to dine with Mr. Allen at Prior Park; "twenty years ago," said he, " I was the moft obscure man in Great Britain; and now I am admitted to the company of the firft characters in the kingdom. I would have persuaded your cousin Miss Chapone who was then in Bath; to accompany me to Prior Park;" but fhe said, "fhe fhould not like to go amongft strangers.1' I told her, (added he) we were all strangers before we were acquainted." About this time, Mr. Pope being one day at dinner, had a letter delivered to him by the servant; servant; on 'which having inspected it, he fhook his head; and on Mr. Allen asking, what was the matter, he answered, a Lincolnshire clergyman, to whom he had very great obligations, was coming to make him a visit at' Twickenham. If that be all, said Mr. Allen, invite him to come hither. Let him come to Chippenham in the ftage coach, and we will send our carriage to meet him, and convey him to Prior Park. This is one of those accidental occurrences which so often determine the future condition of a man's life. But for this introduction, and the powerful influence which Mr. Allen possessed, though Dr. Warburton's works have been universally admired by the public, yet no one in particular, might have thought himself obliged to notice or...
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