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The Reverie; Or, a Flight to the Paradise of Fools. Published by the Editor of the Adventures of a Guinea. in Two Volumes.

The Reverie; Or, a Flight to the Paradise of Fools. Published by the Editor of the Adventures of a Guinea. in Two Volumes.

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Excerpt from book: CHAP. II. Fruitlefs reflexions. The hiftory of Mr. Sugar- 'cane is introduced by that of bis iUuftrious father. IH E firft thing that caught my attention, when I had recovered from the aftonifh- ment with which jaj method of travelling had ftruck me, was Siixed multitude of all ages and degrees of mankind, clapping their hands, and fhouting round a perfon, who was addreflV ing them in the mort insinuating manner, whila people, employed by him ferved them with wine, in quantities fufficient to drown every glimmering of reafon, and deprive them of all power of attending to what he faid. My guide faw my furprize, and without waiting for my deftring an explanation of the caufe of it, relumed his difcourfe in thefe words, which he uttered in a voice, that, to the grofs, ,fenfes of the beings round us, feemed the loft whifper of the paffing breeze. " I fee you are amazed at the unaccountable extravagance of the fcene before you. T.hia one inftance, even were there not ten thoufand Others equally flagrant, would be fufficient to f.. (hew how abfolutely folly rules the heart of ' , jpan. ". " ." Of all the tranfacHons of human life, there Jfrt V j? fcarce one of more real importance to it than .,J Tr'this in which thefe people are at prefent en- B 4 gaged.gaged. They are chufing a perfon to reprefcnt them in the legiflature ; to protect their properties, to promote their interefts, and provide Jaws for the prefervation and increafe of their happinefs and glory ; and confequently into the hands of this representative do they commit the care of every thing juftly dear to them in the world. (You are to take notice, that in conformity to the illufion under which thefe infatuated beings aft, I fpeak of them and their actions, as if they ftill were in the world ...
Book Details
ISBN-13: 9780217396356
Publisher: General Books
Binding: Paperback
Language: English
Returnable: N
Spine Width: 4 mm
Width: 186 mm
ISBN-10: 0217396356
Publisher Date: 01 Jan 2012
Height: 242 mm
No of Pages: 72
Series Title: English
Weight: 145 gr
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