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THE
HISTORY
OF
GOODY TWO-SHOES,
AND
THE ADVENTURES
o¥/
TOMMY
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-SHOES.
With Three Copperplates,
A'NEW EDITION*
LONDON2
printed   for  tabar.t  anp   co.   at   the
jpvt::-*il;£ and school library, no. 157,
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Nicw bond-street; iiND to be HAi>;
Q|T ALL D, BALER'S IN BOOKS.
Price  Sixpence
1804,
 PUBLISHED   BY
TAB ART AND CO.
AT   THE
JUVENILE AND SCHOOL LIBRARY,
No. \ 57, New Bond-Street;
Where is constantly kept on Sale the largest
Collection of Books of Amusement and-
Instruction in London,
From ONE PENNY to FIVE GUINEAS in Price.
i^atereti at stationer^ JiaUJ
II. Taylor & Co. Prb.tns, Black-Hone Cuun
THE   RENOWNED   HISTORY
OF
LITTLE GOODY TWO-SHOES*
All the world must have heard of Goody
Two-Shoes: so renowned did this little
girl become, that her life has been written
by more than one author, and her story has
been told differently by different writers.
The father of Goody Two-Shoes was
born in Engknd; and every body knows,
that, in this happy country, the poor are to
the full as much protected by our excellent
laws, as are the highest and the richest
nobles in the land; and the humblest cottager enjoys an equal share of the blessings
of English liberty with the sons of the
King themselves.
The real name of Little Goody Two-Shoes
was Margery Meanwell.    Her father was a
b farmer
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farmer in the parish of Mouldwell, and at
one time in very good circumstances; but
it pleased Providence to afflict him with so
many misfortunes,   that he became  very
poor, and at last was reduced to want. The
farm of poor Mr. Meanwell was sold to pay
his creditors) for he was too noble-minded
to retain a property which now could not
justly be called his.    His creditors admired
such conduct, and all cheerfully accepted
their dividend as a compensation of their
debt, except Sir Thomas Gripe, who, though
possessed of very  great riches, was of a
very miserable disposition:  in short,  he
was a miser, and resolved to have a law-suit
against poor Meanwell, in order to obtain
the money which was due to him, or to
throw him into prison.
fPoor Meanwell, to avoid the persecutions
of this unfeeling man, retired with his wife
and children into another county j where
his upright conduct not being known, he
could not readily obtain employment; and
having
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•having caught a severe cold for want of ne-
cessary covering, this, added to the grief
and anxiety he felt for the distresses of his
family, soon caused his death: his poor
wife lived only two days after him, leaving
Margery and her little brother Tommy to
the wide world.
After their mother was dead, it would
have done any one's heart good to have se»n
how fond these two little ones were of each
other, and how, hand in hand, they trotted
about. They loved.each.-other, though they
were very poor; and having neither parents
nor friends to provide for them, they were
both very ragged : as for Tommy, he had
two shoes, but Margery had hut one. They
had nothing to support them for several
days but what they picked from the hedges,
or got from the poor people, and they lay
every night in a barn.
Their relations took no notice of them;
ne, they were rich, and ashamed to own
such a poor little ragged girl as Margery,
c and
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GOODY  TWO-SHOES.
and such a dirty little curl-pated boy as
Tommy. Some people's relations and friends
seldom take notice of them when they are
poor; but as we grow rich they grow fond.
And this will always be the case, while
people love money better than virtue. But
such wicked folks, who love nothing but
money, and are proud and despise the poor,
seldom come to a good end, as we shall see
by and by.
Mr. Smith was a very worthy clergyman,
who lived in the parish where little Margery
was born; but having a very small curacy,
he could not follow the dictates of his heart
in relieving the distresses of his fellow-crea-
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tures. As he knew farmer Meanwell in his
prosperous clays, he wished much to be of
service to his poor orphan children.
It happened that a relation came on a
visit to him, who was a charitable good
man, and Mr. Smith,  by his desire,  sent
for these  poor children to come to him.
The gentleman ordered little Margery a new
pair
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pair of shoes, gave her some money to buy
clothes; and said he would take Tommy
and make him a little sailor; and accordingly had a jacket and trowsers made
for him.
After .some days the gentleman went to
London, and took little Tommy with him,
of whom you will know more by and by;
fpr we shall, at a proper time, present you
with some part of his adventures.
The parting between these two little children was very affecting: Tommy cried, and
Margery cried, and they kissed each other a
great number of times : at last Tommy wiped
off her tears with the end of his jacket, and
bid her cry no'mort, for that lie would come
to her again when he returned from sea.
When night came, little Margerv grew very
uneasy about her brother ; and after sitting;
lip as late as Mr. Smith would let her, she
went crying to bed.
little Margerv got up in the morning
very early,  and ran all round the village,
D crving
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GOODY   TWO-SHOES.
crying for her brother; and after some time
returned greatly distressed. However, at
this instant the shoe-maker came in with
the new shoes, for which she" had been
measured by the gentleman's order.
Nothing could have supported little Margery under the affliction she was in, but the
pleasure she took in her two shoes : she ran
out tq Mrs. Smith as soon as they were put
on, and, stroking down her frock, cried
out, " Two shoes, ma'am ! see two shoes I**
and so she behaved to all the people she
met. and by that means obtained the name
of Goody Two-Shoes; though her playmates called her Old Goody Two-Shoes.
Mr. and Mrs. Smith would have been
very happy if they could have afforded to
have kept poor little Margery; but finding
that impossible, they were obliged to leave
her to the'mercy of the all-wise Providence.
Little Margerv, having seen how good and
how wise Mr. Smith was, concluded that
this was owing to his great learning; therefore
GOODY  TWO-SHOES, Q
fore she wanted, above all things, to learn
to fead. But then there were no Sunday-
schools for children*, and Margery was
irrach at a loss, at first, how to learn, but
at last concluded to ask Mr. Smith to have
the goodness to teach her at his leisure
moments. He very readily agreed to do so;
and little Margery attended him one hour
every evening, which was the only time he
could spare.
Bv this means she soon 2:01 more learning
than her play-mates, and laid the following
scheme for instructing those who were
.more igiioranfc than herself. She found
that only twenty-six fetters were required to
tFpeJ! all the words in the world; but as
$oroe of these letters are large and some
small* she cut out of several pieces of thin
wood ten sets of each.
* The poor are indebted tc* Mrs. Hannah More Tind
Mrs, Trimmer, who have written many pretty books,
for these useful institutions,
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GOODY  TWO-SHOES,
And having got an old snelling-book*
she made her companions set up all the
words they wanted to spell, and after that
she taught them to compose Sentences*
You know what a sentence is, mv dear; " I
will be good," is a sentence, and is made
up of several words.   ,
The usual manner of spelling, or carrying
on the game, was this ; Suppose the word
to be spelt was plum-puddixig, which is a
very good thing, the children were placed
in a circle, and the first brought the letter
p, the next 1, the next u, the next m, and
so on till the whole was speltj and if anyone brought a wrong letter, he was to pay
a tine, or play no more. This was getting
instruction at their play^ and every morning she used to go round to teach the children with these letters in a basket.
Mrs. Williams, who kept a school for
instructing little folks in the science of A>
B, C, was at this time very old and infirm,
and
GOOM   TWO-SHOES.
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and wanted to decline this important trust.
This feeing; told to Sir William Dove,  he
sent for Mrs. Williams, and desired she
would examine little Two-Shoes,   and see
whether she was qualified for the office.—
This was done, and Mrs. Williams made
the following report in her favour, namely,
that little Margery was u the best scholar,
mm had the best head and hearty of any one
she had examined/'   All the country had a
great opinion of Mrs. Williams, and this
character gave them also a great opinion of
Mrs. Margery; for so we must now call her.
Mrs. Margery thought this the happiest
period of her life; but more happiness was
in store for her.    God Almighty.heaps up
blessings for ail tho^e who love him ;   and
though for a time he may suffer them to be
poor ^d distressed, and hide his good pur-
pes©*  from  human sight, yet in the end
•they arc ^enerallv crowned with happiness
here, and no one can  donot that they tire
£0 Hereafter.
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GOODY  TWO-SHOES,
GOODY  TWO-SHOES.
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No sooner was- she settled in her office^
than she laid every possible scheme to promote the welfare of all her neighbours, and
especially of her little ones, in whom she
took great delight; and all those whose
parents could not afford to pay, she taught
for nothing, but the pleasure she had in
their company; for you are to observe^
that they were yery good, or were soon
made so by her good management.
We have already informed the reader,
that the school where she taught was that
which was'before kept by Mrs. Williams*
The room was large; and as she knew that
nature intended children should be always
in action, she placed her different letters,
or alphabets, all round the school,—so that
every one was obliged to get up and fetch a
letter, or to spell a word, when it came to
their turn; which not only kept them in
health, but fixed the letters and points
firmly in their minds.
The school was in a very ruinous con-
*   dition ;
dition; which Sir William Dove being informed of, he ordered it to be rebuilt at his
own expense; and, till that could be done,
farmer Grove was so kind as to let Mrs*
Two-Shoes have his large hall to teach in.
The house built by Sir William had a
statue erected over the door, of a boy sliding on the ice ; and under it were these
lines, written by Mrs. Two-Shoes^ and
.engraved at her expense.
ON SIN.   A Simile.
As a poor urchin on the ice,
When he has tumbled once or twice,
With caution tries to seek the shore,
Resolv'd to trust the ice no morej
But, meeting with a daring mate,
i* Who often used to slide and skate,
Again is into danger led,
i i t
And falls again and breaks his head :
So youth, when first they're drawn to siri>
And see the danger they are in,
Would gladly quit the thorny way,
And think it is unsafe to stay 3
q But,
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GOODY   TWO-SHOES.
But, meeting with their wicked train.
Return with them-to sin again;
With them the paths of vice explore,
With them are ruin'd ever more.
While Mrs. Two-Shoes was at Mr.
Grove's, which Was in the middle of the
village, she not only taught the children in
the day-time, but the farmers' servants,
and all the neighbours, to read and write in
the evening.
Mrs. Margery was always doing good,
and thought she could never sufficiently
gratify those who had done any thing to
serve her. These generous sentiments naturally led her to consult the interest of
Mr. Grove, and the rest of the neighbours:
and as most of their lands were meadow,
and they depended much on their hay,
which had been for many years greatly
damaged by wet weather, site procured an
instrument to direct them when to mow
their grass with safety, and prevent their
hay being spoiled. They all came to her
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GOODY  TWO-SHOES.
for advice, and by that means got in their
hay without damage, while most of that in
the neighbouring village was spoiled.
Sir Charles Jones had by this time conceived such a high opinion of Mrs. Margery, that he offered her a considerable sum
to take the care of his family, and the education of his daughter; which, however,
she refused: but this gentleman sending for
her afterwards, when he had a dangerous
fit of illness, she went, and behaved so prudently in the family, and so tenderly to him
and his daughter, that he would not permit
her to leave the house, but soon after made
her proposals of marriage. She was truly
sensible of the honour he" intended her :
but, though poor, she would not consent
to be made a lady, tilt he had effectually
provided for his daughter; for she told him,
that power was a dangerous thing to be
trusted with, and that a good man or woman would never throw themselves into
the road of temptation.
h All.
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GOODY  TWO-SHOES.
All things being  settled,  and the day
fixed, the neighbours came in crowds to
see the wedding5 for they were all glad,
that one who had been such a good little
girl, and was become such a virtuous and
good woman, was going  to  be made  a
lady: but just as the clergyman had opened
his book, a gentleman richly dressed ran
into the church, and   cried,  Stopl  stop!
This  greatly   alarmed   the congregation,
particularly the intended bride and bridegroom, whom he first accosted, and desired
to speak with them apart.    After they had
been talking some time, the people were
greatly surprised to see Sir Qharles stand
motionless,  and his bride cry  and  faint
away in the stranger's arms.    This seeming'jricf, however, was only a prelude to a
flood .of- joy which immediately succeeded;
for you must know, gentle reader, that this
gentleman, so richly dressed, was the identical little boy, whom you before heard of
wiping his poor sister's face with the corner
of
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of his sailor's jacket: in short, it was little
Tommy Two-Shoes, Mrs. Margerv's bra-
ther, who was just come from beyond sea*
where he had made a large fortune; and
hearing, as soon as he landed, of his sister's
intended wedding, had rode post, to see
that a proper settlement was made on her;
which he thought she was now entitled to,
as he himself was both able and willing
to give her an ample fortune. They soon
returned, and were married in tears—but
they were tears of joy.
The affection that subsisted between this
happy couple is inexpressible; but time,
which dissolves the closest union, after six
years severed Sir Charles from his lady; ihv%
being seized with a violent fever, he died,
and left her full of grief, though possessed
of a large fortune.
We forgot to remark, that, after her
marriage, Lady Jones ordered a house in
the village to be fitted up for a school, and
placed a poor man and his wife there, who
i were
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were   well acquainted   with   the English
"language,   and set good examples  to the
whole village in sobriety and honesty: here
she permitted all the poor children to be
taught to read and write, strictly desiring
the school-mistress to instruct the girls in
useful needlework—and the school-master,
having been a turner by trade, taught many
of the lads his art; so that they could make
several useful articles; some of which were
presented annually to Lady Jones as specimens of good  workmanship, and  which
induced  her to recommend several ingenious  boys  to  tradesmen as apprentices,
in any of whom became good men, and had
great cause for thankfulness to God, who
had raised them a friend in the late Goody
Two-Shoes; and, by her care, had been
instructed to fear their Maker, to love their
neighbours, and to be kind (not revengeful)
to their enemies—and withal, to live soberly
and honestly in this world.    She not only
furnished tire/house of the school-master
and
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and mistress, but allowed them a competent salary for their support, and'supplied
the school with books*
Lady Margaret'Jones did liot forget her
old friend Mr. Smith, for whom sire procured a very good livings which happened
to become vacant in the gift of the family,
and to which she added a good sum of money to furnish the parsonage,and to repair i t.
She paid gfeat regard to the poor ; and,
to induce them to come regularly to church,
she ordered a loaf to be given td every
One who would accept of it. This brought
many to church, who by degrees learned
their duty, and then came from a more
iioble principle. She also took care to
encourage matrimony: and in order to in-
duce her tenants and neighbours to enter
into that happy state, she always gave the
young couple something towards housekeeping; and was kind to their children,
whom she had frequently at her house on
a Sunday evening, to instruct them in re-
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ligion and morality ;.after which she treated  them   with a supper, and gave  them
such  books  as they wanted : nor did  she
forget them at her death, but left each a
legacy.    There is one bequest, however,
so  singular,  that  we cannot help taking
some notice of it in this place;  which is
that of her giving so many acres of land
to be planted yearly with potatoes, for all
the poor of any parish who would come
and fetch them for the use of their famU
lies; but if any took  them to sell, they
were deprived of   that privilege ever after.    And these roots were planted, from
the rent arising from a farm which she had
assigned over tor that purpose,    In short,
she was a mother to the poor, a physician
to the sick, and a friend to all who were in
distress.    Her life was the greatest bless-*
ing," and her death the greatest calamity,
that ever was felt in the neighbourhood.
THE
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THE
ADVENTURES
OF
TOMMY   TWO-SHOES,
In the remarkable history of Mrs. Margery Two-Shoes, it has been already related how many many tears were shed by
Tommy and his sister, when the little fellow, dressed in his sailor's jacket and trow-
sersj was taken from the village by the kind
gentleman who was going to send him to
sea. Tommy was then only a poor curly-
headed boy, and nothing more was heard
of him during many years; not indeed till
the day on which his sister Margery was
about to be married to Sir Charles Jones,
when Tommy, grown a man, and richly
dressed, caused such astonishment, pleasure and joy, by his sudden appearance in
the church amongst them.
After the good Margery and Sir Charles
were
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were married, they all returned to Sir
Charles's house, to partake of the wedding dinner. Then Tommy and his sister
again embraced each other, and he presented her with some very beautiful di-
amends and pearls he had purchased in a
foreign country. After dinner the company retired to a pleasant summer-house
in the garden; where, at Lady Jones's request, Tommy Two-Shoes related the history of his adventures.
He told them, that Mr. Smith's relation
sent him to sea in a very fine ship called the
come again : after they had been at sea
near two months, a violent storm arose, and
the ship was cast away upon that part of
the coast of Africa which is inhabited by
wild Indians. Tommy was the only one
of all the ship's crew who escaped with
life. He swam to the shore with great
difficulty, and for many days subsisted on
the shell fish he picked up on the sands.
Here  he was found by a party of Indians,
who
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who stripped and bound him, and then carried him along with them to their luig warns,
which is the name of the huts they live in.
Tommy, most probably, would have been
devoured  by  these wild   Indiansb but it
happened that he had preserved a watch
in his pocket, which had been given him
by the captain on account of his very good
behaviour on board ship: when the Indians
saw this watch,   and  heard it tick, they
thought it was some strange animal.    The
chief of the Indians took it into his own
possession, and showed it to all the tribe f
some were afraid to approach it, and others
fell on  their knees to worship it; but at
last the watch stopped for want of winding
up.    The Indian chief, no longer hearing
the sound, shook it, but it made no more
noise ; he prayed and entreated  it would
speak, yet  still  it was  silent.    In  great
alarm and grief he brought it to Tommy.
making signs that he feared it was dead.
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TOMMY   TWO-SHOES.
Tommy took the watch, and turning aside
wound it up; when he presented it ticking
as loud as ever again to the Indian chief,
who was so overjoyed at its recovery, that
he prostrated himself on the ground before Tommy: then calling the tribe together, he made a long speech in his own
language; upon which they all shouted and
clapped their hands, and immediately unbound Tommy Two-Shoes. With many
si oris of reverence they now offered him
ri( e and cocoa nuts, and seemed to think
him a superior being to themselves.
From that time Tommy was treated
with kindness among; the Indians. He
often went out a-tiger-and wolf-hunting
with them into the forests. One day the
Indians attacked a lioness, who defended
herself and her cub with great fury ; but
a| length she was, killed; and Tommy
: taking up .the <?ub carried it home with
' lum, -mid nursed and reared it with such
tenderness,
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TOMMY  TWO-SHOES.
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tenderness, that it became at last as tame
as any dog, and would follow him every
where, and obey all his commands.
By the time the lion was full grown,
Tommy Two-Shoes became tired of living
among the wild Indians. He wished to
return to his own country; and being a lad
of uncommon spirit and resolution, he at
last resolved to set out on foot, and cross
the deserts of Africa, till he should arrive
at some port where he might find an European vessel.
Accordingly he provided himself with
an Indian axe, a bow, and plenty of arrows, and accompanied by his faithful
lion he set out on his perilous undertaking.
It was happy for Tommy that he had
such a companion, for his road lay through
large wroods and forests, that were full of
wild beasts; and he would certainly have
been starved, or torn in pieces, had he not
been both fed and protected by this noble
animal.
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TOMMY  TWO-SHOES,
animal. When the lion roared, all tlje
; wild beasts fled away. The smaller ones,
that were fit for food, the lion pursued
and killed; and Tommy, while the lion
hunted, always took shelter in a tree,
where he used to shoot birds with his
bow and arrow. By these means they ne-
ver^vanted a meal; and it was pleasant
enough to see them dress their meat, and
then sit down side by side to dinner.
At length they came to an open plain of
great extent, where Tommy Two-Shoes
discovered a very lame statue erected on a
rising ground, which had this inscription
on its pedestal—on may-day in the
morning, When tkesun rises, i shall
have a head of gold. As it was already the latter end of .April, Tommy
determ ined to continue * in the neighbourhood till May-day, that he might be a wit-
ness-of this most wonderful change. The
same day he chanced to meet a poor shepherd, of whom he inquired, what was the
reason
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reason of that extraordinary statue being
erected in the plain. The shepherd informed him that it was set up many
years ago by an Arabian philosopher, who,
after travelling all the world over in
search of a real friend, lived with, and
was extremely fond of, a great man that inhabited the next mountain; but that on
some occasion they quarrelled, and the
philosopher, leaving the mountain, retired
into the plain, where he erected this statue with his own hands, and soon after
died.
To this he added, that all the people for
many leagues round came there every May- ■
morning, expecting to see the stone head
turned to gold.
Tommy got up very early on the first of
May to behold this amazing change ; and
when he came near the statue he saw a
great number of people gathered together,
who all ran away from him in the utmost
consternation, having never before seen a
lion
 at
TOMMY  TWO-SHOES*
TOMMY TWO-SHOES.
Of
lion follow a man lik^ a dog. Being
thus left alofie, Tommy fixed his eyes on
the sun, then rising with resplendent majesty, and afterwards turned to the statue,
but could see no change in the stone.—
u Surely," says he to himself, " there is
some mystical meaning in this: this inscription must be an ^enigma, the hidden
meaning of which I will endeavour to find,
for a philosopher would never expect a
stone to be turned to gold." Accordingly
he measured the length of the shadow,
which the statue save on the ground bv
the sun shining on it, and marked that
particular part where tho head fell; then
getting a chopness (a thing like a spade)
and digging, he discovered a copper chest,
full of gold, with this inscription engraved
on the lid of it:
Thy Wit,
O Man, whoever thou art,
Hath disclosed the yEnigma,
And discovered the Golden Head.
x a.iie
Take it and use it.
But use it with Wisdom ;
For know
That Gold, properly employed,
May dispense Blessings,
And promote the Happiness of Mortals';
But when hoarded up,
Or misapplied,
Is hut Trash, and makes Mankind miserable.
Remember
The unprofitable Servant,
Who hid his Talent in a Napkin;
And
The profligate Son,
Who squandered away his Substance, and
fed with the Swine.
As thou hast got the Golden Head,
Observe the Golden Mean;
Be good and be happy.
This lesson, coming as it were from the
dead, struck him with such awe and reverence for piety and virtue^ that, before he
removed the treasure, he kneeled down,
and earnestly  and fervently  prayed   that
he
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TOMMY  TWO-SHOES.
he might make a prudent, just, and proper
use of it.
Tommy Two-Shoes then conveyed the
chest to the hut of the poor shepherd,
where he had taken up his ahode; and on
further examining all its contents, he
found a roll of paper, which having untied, he sat down and read as follows : .
u To him, by whose ingenuity this treasure is discovered, I dedicate a short history of my life and disappointments} that
he may profit by my experience, and learn
to know that adversity is the trial of
friendship.
i( I had acquired alarge fortune by trade:
my parents and relations were all dead,
and my riches afforded me no comfort,
because I had no one whom I loved, to
share them with me. I travelled through
Persia, India, Libya, Utopia, and Arabia;
in search of a real friend. Many offered
me their friendship while they supposed
I was rich; but if I pretended that I was
in
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in distress and required their assistance,
they immediately deserted me. At last I
arrived in this vast plain, where I became acquainted with a man who was reported to be wise, rich, and good.
" In him I concluded I had found the
man to whom I ought to open both my
purse and my heart; but disappointment
had made me suspicious, and I resolved to
try before I trusted him. I went therefore
to him, and desired his assistance in hiding a large sum of money, lest the prince
of the country, by the advice of a wicked
minister, should put me to death to possess
himself of my gold. We met and hid the
money, which after some days I went to
see, and found it gone.
** How was I struck to the heart, to
know that a tnati who professed himself to
be wise and virtuous, had broken through a
sacred trust of friendship, and turned
a thief for gold! Had I lost all I was
worth and found a real friend, I had been
ha^py
 TOMMY   TWO-SHOES.
31
111 distress and required their assistance,
they immediately deserted me. At last I
arrived in this vast plain, where I became acquainted with a man who was reported to be wise, rich, and good.
" In him I concluded I had found the
man to whom I ought to open both my
purse and my heart* but disappointment
had made me suspicious, and I resolved to
try before I trusted him. I went therefore
to him, and desired his assistance in hiding a large sum of money, lest the prince
of the country, bv the advice of a wicked
minister, should put me to death to possess
himself of my gold. We met and hid the
money, which after some days I went to
see, and found it gone.
"How was I struck to the heart, to
know that a iiian who professed himself to
be wise and virtuous, had broken through a
sacred trust of friendship, and turned
a thief for gold! Had I lost all I was
worth and found a real friend, I had been
ha£py
 TOMMY TWO-SHOES.
happy in the exchange; but now I was
truly miserable: I resolved, however, to
punish his treachery.
" After drying the tears which the know-
ledge of his baseness had caused me to
shed, I went to him. I told him I had
more gold to hide, and desired him to appoint a time when we might go together,
and open the earth to put it in the same
pot with the rest. He seemed confused,
and after a little hesitation named the next
evening. Accordingly we went, opened the
ground, and found the money I had first"
plaeed there, which the. artful wretch had
returned .to its hiding-place in hopes of
^obtaining more.
" [immediately took up the gold, put
it in mv pocket, and, turning to the false
man, said with a severe look, I should
bury no more gold till I had found a
man worthy of-my confidence.
u Soon after I. plaeed this chest in the
earth y and may it be found by some honest
man,
TOMMY TWO-SHOES.
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"man, who is neither covetous nor profligate ; and who will remember that gold is
lent us to perform benevolent actions
with; that all we receive is from the hand
of God, and every person in distress has
a just title to share it I"
The first good action Tommy performed
with his treasure was to build a comfortable habitation for the poor shepherd,
and to give him and his family clothing,
and all things necessary to their comfort
and happiness.
He then set out again on his travels,
and had almost reached the sea-coast, when
his fond and faithful companion the Hon
fell sick and died. Poor Tommy's grief
cannot be described at this event, which
deprived him at once of his protector and
his only friend. When his affliction had
a little subsided, he dug a deep grave at
the foot of a high tree, in which he buried
his beloved lion.
■He now proceeded on his journey with
a sor-
 34
TOMMY TWO-SHOES,
a sorrowful heart; nor did he find anyconr
solation for the loss of his lion, till he
beheld an English ship which reminded
him of his beloved sister, and the joy
with which she would receive him.
He carried all his wealth on board the
ship, which immediately set sail ^ and with
a favourable wind all the way, they soon
arrived in Eno'lanch
The sea-port at which Tommy landed
was riQt many miles distant from the residence of Margery Two-Shoes. All the
country had talked of her goodness, and
now every body was telling the news that
she was goino; to be married to Sir Charles
Jones. Tommy soon heard it; and instantly ordering a post-chaise with four
horses, and dressing himself in a magnificent dress, he hastened to the church
where his dear and excellent sister was to
be married. The particulars of their interview are to be found in the history of
Margery Two-Shoes.
Tommy,
TOMMY TWO-SHOES,
, Tommy, now called Mr. Two-Shoes, as
he was  grown a fine and rich gentleman,
settled  in  the   handsome  city   of York*
where he was admired and beloved both by
the rich and the poor.    To the former he
was polite and respectful, and to the latter
he was kind and benevolent.    His reputation was so great, and his history had been
so remarkable, as well as that of his sister,
that numbers  of people solicited his acquaintance; and others, who used to go to
- York minster, where he constantly attended  divine service,   spoke in   the highest
terms of the propriety and gracefulness of
his behaviour.
THE END*
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