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By Daniel Defoe

'A Casement violently opened simply over my Head, and a girl gave 3 frightful Skreetches, after which cry'd, Oh! loss of life, dying, Death!'

Purporting to be an eye-witness account, the magazine of the Plague yr is a checklist of the devastation wrought through the good Plague of 1665 at the urban of London. Defoe's fictional narrator, identified in basic terms as 'H. F.', recounts in bright aspect the growth of the ailment and the determined makes an attempt to comprise it. He catalogues the emerging loss of life toll and the transformation of town as its voters flee and people who stay stay in worry and melancholy. certainly it's the tales of appalling
human agony and grief that supply Defoe's amazing fiction its compelling old veracity.

This revised variation comprises complete notes, a whole topographical index, and a brand new creation to the best paintings of plague literature.

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S I M O N : What, the young lady is not in church ? Shirking? G RUS H A : I was dressed to go. But they needed another goose for the banquet. And they asked me to get it. I know about geese. s 1M o N : A goose? } I 'd like to see that goose. ) One must be on one's guard with women . " I only went for a fish , " they tell yo u, but it turns out to be something else. G RUS H A (walking resolutely toward him and showing him the goose}: There! If it isn't a fifteen-pound goose stuffed full of corn, I 'll eat the feathers.

You need time for a good quarrel . May I ask if the young lady still has parents? G R U S H A : No, j ust a brother. S I M O N : As time is short - my second question is this: Is the young lady as healthy as a fish in water? G R U S H A : I may have a pain in the right shoulder once in a while. Otherwise I 'm strong enough for my job. No one has complained. So far. s I M o N : That's well known. When it's Easter Sunday, and the question arises who'll run for the goose all the same, she'll be the one.

Horrified, she picks up her bundle again, and is about to leave when the s 1 N G E R starts to speak. She stands rooted to the spot. SINGER: As she was standing between courtyard and gate, She heard or she thought she heard a low voice calling. The child called to her, Not whining, but calling quite sensibly, Or so it seemed to her. "Woman," it said, "help me. " And it went on, not whining, but saying quite sensibly: " Know, woman, he who hears not a cry for help But passes by with troubled ears will never hear The gentle call of a lover nor the blackbi rd at dawn Nor the happy sigh of the tired grape-p icker as the Angelus rings .

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