The Surprising Adventures of Bampfylde Moore Carew

King of the Beggars; containing his Life, a Dictionary of the Cant Language, and many Entertaining Particulars of that Extraordinary Man

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Author: Unknown
Language: English
Wordcount: 71,693 / 209 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 15.4
LoC Categories: HV, CT
Downloads: 695
Added to site: 2008.11.10
mnybks.net#: 22602
Genre: Biography
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friends daily provided for him.

For some time these unsatisfied longings after the community of gipseys preyed upon his mind, his heart being too good to think of leaving his fond parents again, without reluctance. Long did filial piety and his inclinations struggle for the victory; at length the last prevailed, but not till his health had visibly suffered by these inward commotions. One day, therefore, without taking leave of any of his friends, he directed his steps towards Brick-house, at Tiverton, where he had at first entered into the community of the gipseys; and finding some of them there, he joined their company, to the great satisfaction of them, as well as of himself; they rejoiced greatly at having regained one who was likely to be so useful a member to their community.

We are now entering into the busy part of our hero's life, where we shall find him acting in various characters, and performing all with propriety, dignity, and decorum.--We shall, therefore, rather choose to account

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