The Sir Roger de Coverley Papers from the Spectator

Paperback | February 8, 2012

byJoseph Addison

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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.1902 Excerpt: ... XX SIR ROGER AT THE ASSIZES No. 122.--Addison. Friday, July SO. Comes jucundus in via pro vehiculo est.1--Publius Syrus. A man's first care should be to avoid the reproaches of his own heart; his next, to escape the censures oTtEe world. If the last interferes with the former, it ought to be entirely neglected; but otherwise there cannot be a greater satisfaction to an honest mind than to see those 5 aDpobations. which it gives itself seconded by the applauses of the public. A man is more sure of his conduct when the verdict which he passes upon his own behavior is thus warranted and conflrmejd by the opinion of all that know him. 10 My worthy friend Sir Roger is one of those who is not only at peace within himself but beloved and esteemedj)y all about him. He receives a suitable tribute for his universal benevolence to mankind in the returns of affection and good-will which are paid him by every one 15 that lives within his neighborhood. I lately met with two or three odd instances of that general respect which is shown to the good old knight. He would needs carry Will Wimble and myself with him to the county assizes. As we were upon the road, Will Wimble joined a couple 20 1 Pleasant company on the way is as good as a carriage. of plain men who rid before us, and conversed with them for some time; during which my friend Sir Roger acquainted me with their characters. "The first of them," says he, "that has a spaniel by 5 his side, is a jeoman. of about an hundred pounds a year, an honest man: He is just within the Game Act, and qualified to kill an hare or a pheasant. He knocks down a dinner with his gun twice or thrice a week; and by that means lives much cheaper than those who have 10 not so good an estate as himself. He would be a good neighbor if he di...

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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.1902 Excerpt: ... XX SIR ROGER AT THE ASSIZES No. 122.--Addison. Friday, July SO. Comes jucundus in via pro vehiculo est.1--Publius Syrus. A man's...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:62 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.13 inPublished:February 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217106099

ISBN - 13:9780217106092

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