Fungusiana; Or, The Opinions And Table Talk Of Barnaby Fungus

Paperback | February 2, 2012

byArthur Benoni Evans

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1809. Excerpt: ... CHAP. IV. It has been often lamented, that we know nothing of Mrs. Homer, Mrs. Pindar, Mrs. Plato, Mrs. Shakspeare, and other ladies, who have had the enviable felicity of passing their days, and nights, in the perihelion of genius. This consideration has induced us, for the reader's gratification, and the benefit of after-ages, to devote a chapter to a description of Mrs. Fungus. Had the world continued to the present day its prejudices against female philosophers, or had a single doubt remained respecting the equal division of intellect between the sexes, we could have put the example of this lady into the scale of English Literatae, and have drawn many conclusive inferences, as to their participation of the 'ray divine.' But at the present moment, this would be a labour, as useless, as it must be invidious.--The public are, therefore, at liberty to make what use they please of this chapter; and we shall give it without argument, comment, or conclusion, recommending the reader to divest himself of all prejudice or partiality. Mrs. Fungus was the daughter of a Curate of the Established Church, who was famished in the attempt to bring up a family of tea children, upon twenty-five pounds a year. She was now a nice, little, round, agreeable, breeding, woman enough; and very few possessed the faculty of talking more fluently. Thus much will be confessed by the world at large, to whom we shall now reveal her more recondite qualities, and accomplishments. We have it from unquestionable authority, that no daughter of Adam ever yet excelled her in potting and pickling; and that she knew in an instant, and would declare with oracular certainty, where the vinegar, and where the spice should predominate. Her pastries were admirable, and whenever Mr. Fungus came shi...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1809. Excerpt: ... CHAP. IV. It has been often lamented, that we know nothing of Mrs. Homer, Mrs. Pindar, Mrs. Plato, Mrs. Shakspeare, and other ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:24 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.05 inPublished:February 2, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:021784068X

ISBN - 13:9780217840682

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