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Title The Drunkard's legacy. In four parts, giving an account first, of a gentleman's having a wild son, and foreseeing he would come to poverty, had a cottage built with one door to it, always kept fast. His father on his dying-bed, charged him not to open it 'till he was poor and slighted, which the young man promised he would perform. Secondly, of a young man's pawning his estate to a vintner, who when poor, kicked him out of doors. Thinking it time to see his legacy, he broke open the door, where instead of money found a gibbet and haker which he put round his neck and jumping off the stool, the gibbet broke, and a thousand pounds came down upon his head, which lay hid in the ceiling. Thirdly, of his redeeming the estate; and fooling the vintner out of two hundred pounds, who for being jeered by his neighbours, cut his own throat. And lastly, of the young man's reformation. Very proper to be read by all who are given to drunkenness [electronic resource]
Imprint [London? : s.n., 1710?]
Descript 8p. : ill. ; 12⁰
Note Verse
Reproduction of original from National Library of Scotland
Place and date of publication from E
English Short Title Catalog, T163304
Electronic reproduction. Farmington Hills, Mich. : Cengage Gale, 2009. Available via the World Wide Web. Access limited by licensing agreements. s2009 miunns
Subject English poetry -- 18th century
Poems. rbgenr
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