The Novels And Miscellaneous Works Of Daniel De Foe (volume 14) by Daniel Defoe

The Novels And Miscellaneous Works Of Daniel De Foe (volume 14)

byDaniel Defoe

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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.1840 Excerpt: ... Da. Sir, I don't make any scruples, not I, if you are satisfied; I shall do as you would have me: I don't suppose you would have me have him, if he wan't a very sober man. (She has nothing in her but the same dull story of doing evert/thing her father would have her do.) Fa. I tell thee, child, I dare say he is a very sober, good man, and will make a very kind husband; I can say no more to thee. Da. All I desire to know is, that he is a protestant; I hope you are sure of that, sir. Fa. Dear child, what makes thee talk so? Da. He has lived a long while in Italy, sir, where, they say, they are all papists. Fa. Why, so did I, child, when I was a young man, but never turned papist: I dare say Mr. is a protestant; I never heard any one suspect him before. It may be seen by this dull and empty discourse" on both sides, that this poor young lady went on tanquam boves, like the ox to the slaughter; not knowing, or not considering, that it was for her life: she resolved all her scruples into that weak way of answering, 'Heave it all to you, sir; I hope you are satisfied, sir; and I'll do as you would have me, sir,' and the like; not considering that she had a father that laid no stress upon anything but the money; his whole care was for the settlement and the estate, not inquiring into the principles of the person; and therefore his answers are as silly for a father as hers were for a wife, viz., that he dare say the gentleman was a very sober, good man, that he had known him a long time, and did not question but he was a protestant, and the like. In a word, the girl left it all to her father; and the father, perfectly indifferent as to matters of religion, left it out of his inquiry. And thus they were married in a few weeks after; and abundance of mirth and jollit...

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Title:The Novels And Miscellaneous Works Of Daniel De Foe (volume 14)Format:PaperbackDimensions:88 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.18 inPublished:February 6, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217360831

ISBN - 13:9780217360838

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