Excerpt from The Poetical Works of John Gay, Vol. 1 of 3
London: butthisstep was taken withoutcnnsu the youth's taste and temper. The condition apprentice appeared too illiberal: he was not n it seems, for a counter castor. The shop soon be: his aversion: he was seldom seen i... t it: and m 1 years his master, upon the offer of a small cousi tion, willingly consented to give up his indent Having thus purchased the ease of his mind, 11 dulged himself freely and fullv in that course 0 to which he was irresistibly drawn by Nature. Gt concurred with inclination; poetry was at one: delight and his talent; and he suffered not his 1 to be disturbed by any disagreeable attention ti expence of cultivating it.
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