Caraboo: A Narrative of a Singular Imposition Practised Upon the Benevolence of a Lady Residing in the Vicinity of the City of Bristol, by a Young Woman of the Name of Mary Willcocks, Alias Baker, Alias Bakerstendht, Alias Caraboo, Princess of Javasu ; Illustrated with Two Portraits Engraved from Drawings by E. Bird, Esq. R.A. and Mr. Branwhite

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J.M. Gutch ... Bristol, and published by Baldwin, Cradock and Joy ... London, 1817 - Impostors and imposture - 66 pages
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Page 49 - charmer of the mind thou sweet deluding ill the brightest moments mortals find and sharpest pains can feel fate has divided all our shares of pleasure and of pain in love the friendship and the cares are mixed and join again the same ingenious author in another place says tis dangerous to let loose our love between the eternal fair
Page 20 - and herself Caraboo. All the assistance to be derived from aPolyglottBible, Fry's Pantographia, or Dr. Hager's Elementary characters of the Chinese, do not enable us to ascertain either the nature of her language, or the country to which she belongs: one or . two characters bear some resemblance to the Chinese,
Page 28 - horses, weeded their corn, &c. From her earliest years she had always an ambition to excel her companions, whether at any particular game, playing at cricket, swimming in the water, or fishing, &c. At the age of sixteen, her father and mother
Page 58 - console themselves with the doctrine of Hudibras, "That the pleasure is as great "In being cheated, as to cheat." BUTLER. In regard to Mrs. Worrall, should any reflection be thrown upon her character, for the part which she has acted, she has no doubt ample consolation in the benevolent feelings which animated her bosom, and induced her, through every stage of the imposition, to be active and zealous in well-doing.
Page 27 - on her first expedition to Knole, and who well remembered, that when in his company spirits and water were not quite so repugnant to her taste, as they had been at Knole. This double disclosure flashed immediate conviction on
Page 22 - she jumped over-board and swam ashore. She also, in the same manner, expressed, that she was ill on board, her hair cut off, and an operation on the back performed: I examined the part, it had been scarified, but not according to the English mode of cupping, or to any European manner with which I am acquainted ; the incisions are extremely regular, and apparently
Page 49 - wrote to request the same indulgence, but she was supposed to have left Bristol. She was in fact visited by persons of all descriptions—natives and foreigners, linguists, painters, physiognomists, craniologists, and gypsies; all were anxious to see and converse with this female Psalmanazar. Some pitied her, some condemned her,
Page 67 - moug dames of the Worralby clan ; The Blue-stocking Junto they rode and they ran ; There was racing and chasing from Bath to the Sea, But the lost Queen of Javasu ne'er more did they see. What a hoax on the Doctor, and club of Bas-bleu!
Page 25 - slightest suspicion of Caraboo, nor has such been ever entertained, except by those whose souls feel not the spirit of benevolence, and wish to convert into ridicule that
Page 63 - a topic of public conversation. [FROM THE BATH HERALD.] CARABOO. OH ! aid me, ye spirits of wonder! who soar In realms of Romance where none ventur'd before ; Ye Fairies ! who govern the fancies of men, And sit on the point of Monk Lewis's pen ; Ye mysterious Elves! who for ever remain With

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