Chrysal: or, The adventures of a guinea: Wherein are exhibited views of several striking scenes, with curious and interesting anecdotes of the most noted persons ... whose hands it passed through, in America, England, Holland, Germany, and Portugal (Google eBook)
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Page 239 - ... eminent degree. He had such a flow of spirits, that it was impossible ever to be a moment dull in his company. His wit gave charms to every subject he spoke upon ; and his humour displayed the foibles of mankind in such colours, as to put folly even out of countenance. But the same vanity which had first made him ambitious of entering into...