720 XTF Search Results (subject=fiction;subject-join=exact;brand=default;f1-date=1803);subject-join%3Dexact;brand%3Ddefault;f1-date%3D1803 Results for your query: subject=fiction;subject-join=exact;brand=default;f1-date=1803 Wed, 14 Jan 2009 12:00:00 GMT Memoirs of Carwin the Biloquist. Brown, Charles Brockden I was the second son of a farmer, whose place of residence was a wes- tern district of Pennsylvania. My eld- est brother seemed fitted by nature for the employment to which he was destined. His wishes never led him astray from the hay-stack and the furrow. His ideas never ranged beyond the sphere of his vision, or suggested the possibility that to-morrow could differ from to- day. He could read and write, be- cause he had no alternative between learning the lesson prescribed to him, and punishment. He was di- ligent, as long as fear urged him forward, but his exertions ceased with the cessation of this motive. The limits of his acquirements con- sisted in signing his name, and spel- ling out a chapter in the bible. Tue, 01 Nov 1803 12:00:00 GMT Memoirs of Carwin the Biloquist [No. II]. Brown, Charles Brockden My father's sister was an ancient lady, resident in Philadelphia, the relict of a merchant, whose decease left her the enjoyment of a frugal competence. She was without children, and had often expressed her desire that her nephew Frank, whom she always considered as a sprightly and promising lad, should be put under her care. She offered to be at the expense of my educa- tion, and to bequeath to me at her death her slender patrimony. Thu, 01 Dec 1803 12:00:00 GMT