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 : 'Wilberforce' vol. 3

Mr Longman to John Murray, from 2 Hanover Terrace (1838): 'Can you oblige me by letting me have a third volume of ["]Wilberforce." The fact is, that at in [sic] reading that work, my neighbour, Mr. Alexander, fell fast asleep from exhaustion, and, setting himself on fire, burnt the volume and his bed, to the narrow escape of the whole Terrace. Since that book has been published, premiums of fire assurance are up, and not having already insured my No. 2, now that the fire has broken out near my own door, no office will touch my house nor any others in the Terrace until it is ascertained that Mr. Alexander has finished with the book. So pray consider our position, and let me have a third volume to make up the set as soon as possible.'

Century: 1800-1849     Reader/Listener/Group: Mr Alexander      Print: Book


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