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The Memoirs of Captain John Creichton: From His Own Materials
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Page 61 - me not only all the encouragement, but all the help he could. For, having a curious ear, he understood by my tone when I understood what I read and when I did not; and accordingly would stop me, examine me, and open the most difficult passages to me.
Page 60 - proved a new difficulty to me. It was now harder to me to read, than it was before to understand when read. But -Labor omnia vincit Improbus. Incessant pains The end obtains. And so did I. Which made my reading the more acceptable to my master. He, on the other hand, perceiving with what earnest desire I pursued
Page 23 - But very much surprised we were, when, being come thither, we first heard, then found, they were become Quakers ; a people we had no knowledge of, and a name we had, till then, scarcely heard of. So great a change, from a free, debonair, and courtly sort of behaviour, which we formerly had
Page 73 - to little more than what was disseminated by itinerant ballad-singers, or rather, readers, I had acquired much curious knowledge of " Catskin," and the " Golden Bull," and the " Bloody Gardener," and many other histories equally instructive and amusing. with child of me) returned to her native place, Ashburton, where I was born, in April 1756.
Page 58 - by the mediation of my friend Isaac Penington with Dr Paget, and Dr Paget with John Milton, was I admitted to come to him, not as a servant to him, (which at that time he needed not,) nor to
Page 32 - titles to men, between whom and me there was not any relation, to which such titles could be pretended to belong:— this was an evil I had been much addicted to, and was accounted a ready artist in; therefore, this evil also was I required to put away and cease from. So that thenceforward
Page 37 - I was not with the party when he was killed, being at that time employed in searching at one of the other four houses; but I soon found what had happened, by hearing the noise of the shot made with the blunderbuss. From hence I returned
Page 107 - Some little time before I went to Aylesbury prison, I was desired by my quondam master, Milton, to take a house for him in the neighbourhood where I dwelt, that he might go out of the