Zeluco: Various Views of Human Nature Taken from Life and Manners, Foreign and Domestic ...

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A. Strahan and T. Cadell, 1789
 

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Página 337 - Full oft by holy feet our ground was trod, Of clerks good plenty here you mote espy. A little, round, fat, oily man of God, Was one I chiefly mark'd among the fry : He had a roguish twinkle in his eye, And shone all glittering with ungodly dew, If a tight damsel chaunc'd to trippen by ; Which when observ'd, he shrunk into his mew, And straight would recollect his piety anew.
Página 115 - ... passionate, and cruel ; and at length was unable to hear with patience the most candid and rational remonstrance, flying into violent fits of rage on the most trivial occasions ; and when his domestics had the good fortune to execute his orders with such precision and rapidity as left him not the least pretence for blame, he then turned his rancour on the climate and soil...
Página 122 - ... with his impatience, he found it neceflary to quicken them by an unremitting ufe of the whip. This produced difcontent, murmurs, fulkinefs, fometimes upbraidings on their parts; rage, threats, and every kind of abufe on his : he faw hatred in all their looks, he prefumed revenge in all their hearts ; he became more and more fevere, and treated them as he imagined they...
Página 2 - Tracing the windings of vice, however, and delineating the disgusting features of villany, are unpleasant tasks : and some people cannot bear to contemplate such a picture. It is fair, therefore, to warn readers of this turn of mind not to peruse the story of Zeluco.
Página 119 - ... as they are, shew little disposition to listen to the complaints of slaves, or interfere with each other respecting the manner in which slaves are treated; and when it is whispered about that a slave has expired under the lash, or has died in consequence of the...
Página 114 - ... to return to Europe^ and there in fplendor and magnificence enjoy every pleafure that his heart could defire. In the profecution of this plan he laboured with fuch affiduity and impatience as kept himfelf in everlafting fretfulnefs...
Página 272 - ... him with his regiment, and he had never after seen Laura, or thought of her more than as an agreeable child, the sister of his friend. The impression which he made on her imagination was certainly stronger, and more permanent; although her parents considered this partiality of Laura's to Carlostein as " A violet in the youth of primy nature, Forward, not permanent...
Página 15 - ... accompany its decay. Her insolence, however, was only displayed to the unprotected, and her ill-humour to her servants ; for to her superiors she was always obsequious, and to her equals she displayed an everlasting simper of approbation. This woman's benevolence was regulated by decorum ; her friendship by conveniency ; and all her affections by etiquette. Her heart had no concern in any of these matters. She was chaste, without being virtuous ; because in her it proceeded from constitution,...
Página 337 - LXIX. Full oft by holy feet our ground was trod, Of clerks good plenty here you mote efpy. A little, round, fat, oily man of God, Was one I chiefly mark'd among the fry : He had a...

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