The life of Mr. Thomas Gent, printer, of York

Paperback | January 8, 2012

byThomas Gent

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1832. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... that I had been married in my apprenticeship; but my master, Midwinter, proved him a notorious liar, and he was reprehended by the warden and others. We dined at a tavern that day, and my part of the treat, with other expenses came to about three pounds. A little time after, my parents sent me word that they had given the five pounds I ordered for my first master Powell's discharge, if he would accept thereof; which, at length, he received with a willing heart, and wished me all manner of happiness. Thus I became absolutely free, both in England and Ireland, which made me give sincere thanks to the Almighty from the inward recesses of my soul. And now, thinking of my kind usage in the Isle of Man, I endeavoured, in the following lines, to give it the best character I was able to do. Blest, happy isle! of thee I now must write, And for thy kindness, in these words requite: When threatening storms did drive me to thy shore, Thy sight was pleasing more than golden ore; With languid eyes thy lofty rocks I viewed, With rapturous joys our feinting hearts renewed, Sickness, and grief, and want, relief did find, Joys pushed us on, whilst terrors stalk'd behind, Life of our souls! who gave me life near death, Prolong'd my days, to find a grave on earth. In ancient manner for to treat thy worth Requires a skilful pen to set it forth; I only as a traveller indite, And in peculiar manner mean to write. Thou hast a power, and unerring law, Within thy bounds, to hang, or burn, or draw; And tho' thy king's a subject, from thy land, Yet, I am certain, he's a king in Man. Thy parliament consists of twelve, 'tis known, Whose wisdom by their government is shown: Thy priests and church like ours. This you may boast That, from all sects, you are unmixed most. No Papists her...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1832. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... that I had been married in my apprenticeship; but my master, Midwinter, proved him a notorious liar, and he was reprehended ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:42 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.09 inPublished:January 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217944035

ISBN - 13:9780217944038

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