The genuine memoirs of Dennis O'Kelly, esq., commonly called Count O'Kelly: containing many curious and interesting anecdotes of that celebrated character, and his coadjutors on the turf and in the field, with a variety of authentic, singular, and entertaining militia manoeuvres, never before published

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Printed for C. Stalker, 1788 - 72 pages
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Page 32 - The ftation which he held he confidered, but as merely convenient to a vanity which could be by no means condemned. It not only gave him a real denomination, but the additions of a gentleman, and it was with that view, and • Hamftead and Higbgate are called " The Cockneys round" from the Plebeians flogging their hired hacks to the firft, and returning through the latter village home.
Page 7 - ... for. Had he been acquainted with the delicacies and refinements of high life, he would have known better. In a little time, however, the miftery was explained.
Page 63 - The cpnfufion occafioned by this unexpected procedure can better be imagined than exprefled j the Count was execrated in all quarters, and, it is thought, if he had not avoided danger, by a- judicious retreat, he. would h^ve experienced the fevereft refentment of the multitude.
Page 6 - Dennis touched her ladyfhip's guinea, and bowed in return for a bewitching fmile which accompanied it. The fatigues of this propitious day being over, he could begin to ruminate upon the profits, but more upon the...
Page 63 - Betts were equal to the former, and the ground as much thronged ; when, lo! to the disappointment and indignation of every one prefent, and the difapprobation of all who heard of the tranfaclion, at the moment when the ftart was.
Page 33 - He was a pupil of the old military fchool, and as far as ancient prejudices would admit, knew what he was about ; but growing unfit for the activity of his...
Page 57 - He ftates a few inftances, and then concludes, with proving that all was derived from example. But when we compare the qualities of the bird in queftion, to thofe mentioned by the Philosopher, we muft, without the imputation of partiality, give it the preference. It not only repeats all things, but anfwers almoft every thing ; and...
Page 22 - Readers, they will naturally wonder, that a man of title, rank, fortune, and: character, could be prevailed upon to take any command...
Page 49 - Buckingham. after after drinking freely, and enjoying much conviviality, he took what is commonly called French leave of his companions, and going...

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