History of Sir Charles Grandison (Classic Reprint)

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Fb&c Limited, Nov 24, 2018 - 132 pages
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Sir Thomas, his daughters as an incum brance, grew ex d of his fon, and placing all s defirous of his becoming nt be early filled his mind with high notions of honour, and before he had reached his thirteenth yeangfrovided him a mailer to infiruét him in the fcience of defence hence the amiable youth foon achuired fuch {kill in the weapons, as gave the great eft fatisfaftion both to his father and mailer. He had remarltable firength of body, with great agility, and this exercife added to both, while the praifes be te ceived from9 his father and mailer fo inflamed courage, that he was almolt tempted fubjeé't to exercife it upon. His excellent mother, how ever, trembled for the cfi'eéts of their praifes, which {he dreaded might render him too liable to take offence, and to refent it with the (word, to the danger of his own life.

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