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The Fortunate Mistress

or a History of the Life of Mademoiselle de Beleau Known by the Name of the Lady Roxana

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Author: Daniel Defoe
Published: 1724
Language: English
Wordcount: 164,282 / 424 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 40.9
LoC Category: PR
Downloads: 1,712
Added to site: 2009.10.27
mnybks.net#: 25650
Origin: gutenberg.org
More Info: en.wikipedia.org
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her say that he was pestered with a great many of those who, for any religion they had, might e'en have stayed where they were, but who flocked over hither in droves, for what they call in English a livelihood; hearing with what open arms the refugees were received in England, and how they fell readily into business, being, by the charitable assistance of the people in London, encouraged to work in their manufactories in Spitalfields, Canterbury, and other places, and that they had a much better price for their work than in France, and the like.

My father, I say, told me that he was more pestered with the clamours of these people than of those who were truly refugees, and fled in distress merely for conscience.

I was about ten years old when I was brought over hither, where, as I have said, my father lived in very good circumstances, and died in about eleven years more; in which time, as I had accomplished myself for the sociable part of the world, so I had acquainted myself with some of our Eng

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