This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) ... Show synopsis 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. 1767 edition. Excerpt: ..., Ssiew hiriratfbs, my 'HamrrfeJjNaWe ftmJtotts fafferings., thesamfr'ooveY ty.and, o"aw, from which people now fly as they would from a plague, were once the desire of heroes, and the fashion of nations; and that thousands of patriots, .of captains, and philosophers, through a love of their country, or of glory, of applause during life, or distinction after death, have rejected wealth and pleasure, embraced want and hardship, and suffered more, from a voluntary mortification t: arid self-denial, than our church seems tb ': require in these days, for the conquest'of .sensual world into which we are fallen, and for entitling us to a crown in the kingdom of Eternity. So saying, Mr. Fenton got up from table, and observing that it Was late, wished 3Glement a good nightt iG 'ij '. 'm.Our hero was how eight years of age; and weekly and daily, continued to be exercised-in feats of bodily prowess and agility; and in acts of mental benevolence, and service to mankind: . '!. Mr.. Fenton had, already, provided ftfs favourite with a dancing-master, the most approved for skill in his profession; as also, with a noted fencing-master, Who further taught him the noble sciences of the cudgel and quarter-staff." He was i'"': ' 6 now now/on.thifiWebrfvrfjibe.i;iosti drstia-, gashed, ragH j fsrtbp aBeartgaedeai n t order to; a;6omplish our: hero/in vthe: mjifo teries of bruising, of wrelUiragyranti..dfi tripping; and having, in a shot time, procured the person defined i, he purchased! for. lus Harcy a jgtftU.xbufi beautiful Span. "qish jennet that was perfectly dresled, 'asl they eall it, or rid to the;manege; arid once in every week or fortnights.hfrififtn companied his darling to the riding.house, in Islington, where he sew him instructed in all..."