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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1873 Excerpt: ...do him good?Wiseman. He minded none of these things; nay, all these were abominable to him. 1. For good books, they might lie in his master's house till they rotted, for him; he would not regard to look into them, but, contrariwise, would get all the bad and abominable books that he could, as beastly romances and books full of ribaldry, even such as tended to set all fleshly lusts on fire. True, he durst not be known to have any of these to his master; therefore would he never let them be seen by him, but would keep them in close places, and peruse them at such times as yielded him fit opportunities thereto. 2. For good instruction, he liked that much as he liked good books; his care was to hear but little thereof, and to forget what he had heard as soon as it was spoken; yea, I have heard some that knew him then say that ono might evidently discern by the show of his countenance and gestures that good counsel was to him like little ease, even a continual torment to him; nor did he ever count himself at liberty but when farthest off of wholesome words. He would hate them that rebuked him, and count them his deadly enemies. 3. For good example, which was frequently set him by his master both in religious and civil matters, these young Badman would laugh at, and would also make a by-word of them when he came in place where he with safety could. 4. His master indeed would make him go with him to sermons, and that where he thought the best preachers were, but this ungodly young man--what shall I say?--was, I think, a master of art in all mischief; he had these wicked ways to hinder himself of hearing, let the preacher thunder never so loud. 1. His way was, when come into the place of hearing, to sit down in some corner and then to fall fast asleep; 2. Or else t...
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