The Adventures of Peregrine Pickle: In which are Included, Memoirs of a Lady of Quality, Volume 3

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L.B. Clark, 1825

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Page 10 - I trust, by the mercy of God, I shall be sure in port in a very few glasses, and fast moored in a most blessed riding; for my good friend Jolter hath overhauled the journal of my sins, and, by the observation he hath taken of the state of my soul, I hope I shall happily conclude my voyage, and be brought up in the latitude of heaven.
Page 55 - He hath a tear for pity, and a hand Open as day for melting charity...
Page 48 - PM Oct. x In the year of his age Threescore and nineteen. He kept his guns always loaded. And his tackle ready manned, And never showed his poop to the enemy, Except when he took her in tow; But, His shot being expended. His match burnt out, And his upper works decayed. He was sunk By Death's superior weight of metal. Nevertheless, He will be weighed again At the Great Day, His rigging refitted. And his timbers repaired. And, with one broadside, Make his adversary Strike in his turn.

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