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, ...
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..."
George Routledge & Sons Ltd, London, UK, 1906. 1st Ed(AsSuch), Good, Hard Cover, Size=6."x8.5", 427pgs. EX-College Library with white spine library number, bookplate inside front cover, tiny bookseller sticker on front endpaper, library perforated stamp on Title Page, small ink library stamp on rear endpaper. Spine cloth frayed at edges, page ends browned, Biographical Preface by Charles Kingsley, M.A. & A New Life of the Author by E. A. Baker, M.A., o.w. a clean copy. 99% OF OUR BOOKS ARE SHIPPED IN CUSTOM BOXES ALL ARE WELL PACKED WITH CARE!
Good. Book Henry Brooke's famous picareque and sentimental novel in two volumes. Four volumes bound as two. Collated, volumes I, II, and IV appear to be missing frontispiece's with evidence of frontis to volume IV being removed. Direct from the Regency library of Elizabeth Greenly, later Lady Elizabeth Coffin Greenly. Elizabeth Greenly, born at Titley Court, Herefordshire, was a noted and varied collector. She kept prolific diaries from 1784 until her death in 1839 which included her responses to current events and occasions in her daily life. Among the diaries many names and anecdotes of celebrities of the time appear, including Lord Byron, Marie Antoinette, Mary Wollstonecraft and Hannah More. She was known to comment on customs of foreign countries to which she and her friends had travelled, and had a keen interest in scientific discoveries and advancements including medicine and archaeology. The Greenly library contents show Elizabeth Greenly's numerous interests including: Welsh causes, Science, topography, travel, Bibliana and literature, particularly female poets. The library contains many first editions of contemporary works, and many are signed or contain her bookplate. The library contained over 1000 volumes which show the diversity and depth of her interests and give an insight into the life of this fascinating collector. The stamp to the title pages of volumes I and IIIis the crest of the Clan Donnachaidh, one of the oldest of all Scottish clans. They are also known as Clan Robertson. There are two main theories as to the origin of the Clan Donnachaidh, that the founder was the second son of Angus MacDonald, Lord of the Islesor, that they arelineal descendants of the Celtic Earls of Atholl. The Fool of Quality is the only of Henry Brooke's works to have a great reputation. The plot is an account of the doings of Harry Clinton who has been rejected by his decadent and aristocratic father. He is therefore educated on enlightened principles by his philanthropic uncle. The roguish hero thendoes his best to better the unforunate Hammel Clement and his family. Condition: In halfcalf bindings with paper covered boards. Externally, sound with slight rubbing to spines. Front hinges to both volumes are slightly strained but firm. Prior owner's bookplate to front pastedowns, E H Greenly. E H Greenly's signature to title pages of volumes I and III. Stamp of the Donnachaidh clan to thetitle pages of volumes I and IIIalso. Internally, both arefirmly bound. Pages are age-toned withscattered spots throughout. Overall: GOOD.
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