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advice of scripture, thou wouldest have escaped thy wounds!

What, Master, is that?

Why, Friend, if a man smite thee on one cheek, turn to him the other.

And were you to take the advice of scripture, you would not refuse me your alms.

What, Friend, is that?

Why when a man wants to borrow of thee, turn not thou away.

I remember no such passage, replied the Quaker.

It is in the New Testament, said the beggar.

The text has been corrupted, cried the Quaker, hastening away through a field.

Won't you give me a copper? bawled the beggar, limping after the Quaker.

Charity begins at home, said the Quaker, accelerating his pace.

The Lord help thee, exclaimed the beggar, halting almost breathless on his crutch. But here perhaps is a gentleman who has more of the milk of human kindness.

To become acquainted with human life, the traveller must not mingle only with the sons of opulence and ease; these know no greater fatigue than the hurry of preparation for a ball, and experience no higher mortification than the disappointment of pride. Such beings who pass their days in solemn pomp and plenty, can display no examples of fortitude, of serenity, or patience;

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Title
Travels of four years and a half in the United States of America; during 1798, 1799, 1800, 1801, and 1802 ...
Contributor Names
Davis, John, 1774-1854.
Created / Published
London, Sold by T. Ostell [etc.] and H. Caritat, New-York, for R. Edwards, Printer, Bristol, 1803.
Subject Headings
-  United States--Description and travel
-  Smith, John,--1580-1631
-  Pocahontas,---1617
Notes
-  Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site.
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454 p. 22 cm.
Call Number/Physical Location
E164 .D26
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Library of Congress Control Number
01024800
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English
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Davis, John. Travels of four years and a half in the United States of America; during , 1799, 1800, 1801, and 1802. [London, Sold by T. Ostell etc. and H. Caritat, New-York, for R. Edwards, Printer, Bristol, 1803] Pdf. https://www.loc.gov/item/01024800/.

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Davis, J. (1803) Travels of four years and a half in the United States of America; during , 1799, 1800, 1801, and 1802. [London, Sold by T. Ostell etc. and H. Caritat, New-York, for R. Edwards, Printer, Bristol] [Pdf] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/01024800/.

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Davis, John. Travels of four years and a half in the United States of America; during , 1799, 1800, 1801, and 1802. [London, Sold by T. Ostell etc. and H. Caritat, New-York, for R. Edwards, Printer, Bristol, 1803] Pdf. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/01024800/>.

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