Sheppard Lee, Written by Himself. Vol. II (of 2)

Sheppard Lee, Written by Himself. Vol. II (of 2)
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Bird Robert Montgomery. Sheppard Lee, Written by Himself. Vol. II (of 2)

BOOK IV (continued)

CHAPTER IV. THE MISER'S CHILDREN

CHAPTER V. THE FATE OF THE FIRSTBORN

CHAPTER VI. THE CATASTROPHE OF A TRAGEDY OFTEN PERFORMED ON THE GREAT STAGE OF LIFE

CHAPTER VII. IN WHICH IT IS SHOWN THAT A MAN MAY BE MORE USEFUL AFTER DEATH THAN WHILE LIVING

CHAPTER VIII. SHEPPARD LEE'S SEARCH FOR A BODY. – AN UNCOMMON INCIDENT

CHAPTER IX. IN WHICH THE AUTHOR MAKES THE ACQUAINTANCE OF A PHILANTHROPIST

CHAPTER X. CONTAINING AN AFFECTING ADVENTURE WITH A VICTIM OF THE LAW

CHAPTER XI. IN WHICH THE PLOT THICKENS, AND THE TRAGEDY GROWS DEEPER

BOOK V

CHAPTER I. THE PHILANTHROPIST'S FAMILY

CHAPTER II. SOME ACCOUNT OF THE WORTHY ABEL SNIPE

CHAPTER III. IN WHICH THE YOUNG MAN JONATHAN ARGUES SEVERAL CASES OF CONSCIENCE, WHICH ARE RECOMMENDED TO BE BROUGHT BEFORE YEARLY MEETING

CHAPTER IV. CONTAINING LITTLE OR NOTHING SAVE APOSTROPHES, EXHORTATIONS, AND QUARRELS

CHAPTER V. WHICH IS SHORT AND MORAL, AND CAN THEREFORE BE SKIPPED

CHAPTER VI. AN INCONVENIENCE OF BEING IN ANOTHER MAN'S BODY, WHEN CALLED UPON TO GIVE EVIDENCE AS TO ONE'S OWN EXIT

CHAPTER VII. THE SORROWS OF A PHILANTHROPIST

CHAPTER VIII. THE SAME SUBJECT CONTINUED

CHAPTER IX. CONTAINING A DIFFICULTY

CHAPTER X. IN WHAT MANNER MR. ZACHARIAH LONGSTRAW DETERMINED TO IMPROVE HIS FORTUNE

CHAPTER XI. IN WHICH A CATASTROPHE BEGINS

CHAPTER XII. IN WHICH THE CATASTROPHE IS CONTINUED

CHAPTER XIII. THE DÉNOUEMENT OF THE DRAMA

CHAPTER XIV. A REMARK, IN WHICH THE AUTHOR APPEARS AS A POLITICIAN, AND ABUSES BOTH PARTIES

CHAPTER XV. AN UNCOMMON ADVENTURE THAT BEFELL THE AUTHOR

CHAPTER XVI. IN WHICH SHEPPARD LEE TAKES A JOURNEY, AND DISCOVERS THE SECRET OBJECT OF HIS CAPTORS

CHAPTER XVII. CONTAINING OTHER SECRETS, BUT NOT SO IMPORTANT

CHAPTER XVIII. IN WHICH THE AUTHOR APPROACHES A CLIMAX IN HIS ADVENTURES

CHAPTER XIX. CONTAINING A SPECIMEN OF ELOQUENCE, WITH SOME ACCOUNT OF THE DANGERS OF LYNCHDOM

CHAPTER XX. IN WHICH SHEPPARD LEE REACHES THE DARKEST PERIOD OF HIS EXISTENCE

BOOK VI

CHAPTER I. IN WHICH SHEPPARD LEE FINDS EVERY THING BLACK ABOUT HIM

CHAPTER II. IN WHICH SHEPPARD LEE IS INTRODUCED TO HIS MASTER

CHAPTER III. AN OLD WOMAN'S CURE FOR A DISEASE EXTREMELY PREVALENT BOTH IN THE COLOURED AND UNCOLOURED CREATION

CHAPTER IV. SOME ACCOUNT OF RIDGEWOOD HILL, AND THE AUTHOR'S OCCUPATIONS

CHAPTER V. IN WHICH THE AUTHOR FURTHER DESCRIBES HIS SITUATION, AND PHILOSOPHIZES ON THE STATE OF SLAVERY

CHAPTER VI. RECOLLECTIONS OF SLAVERY

CHAPTER VII. A SCENE ON THE BANKS OF THE POTOMAC, WITH THE HUMOURS OF AN AFRICAN IMPROVISATORE

CHAPTER VIII. THE AUTHOR DESCENDS AMONG THE SLAVES, AND SUDDENLY BECOMES A MAN OF FIGURE, AND AN INTERPRETER OF NEW DOCTRINES

CHAPTER IX. WHAT IT WAS THE NEGROES HAD DISCOVERED AMONG THE SCANTLING

CHAPTER X. THE EFFECT OF THE PAMPHLET ON ITS READER AND HEARERS

CHAPTER XI. THE HATCHING OF A CONSPIRACY

CHAPTER XII. HOW THE SPOILS OF VICTORY WERE INTENDED TO BE DIVIDED

CHAPTER XIII. THE ATTACK OF THE INSURGENTS UPON THE MANSION AT RIDGEWOOD HILL

CHAPTER XIV. THE TRAGICAL OCCURRENCES THAT FOLLOWED

CHAPTER XV. THE RESULTS OF THE INSURRECTION, WITH A TRULY STRANGE AND FATAL CATASTROPHE THAT BEFELL THE AUTHOR

CHAPTER XVI. IN WHICH IT IS RELATED WHAT BECAME OF THE AUTHOR AFTER BEING HANGED

BOOK VII

CHAPTER I. CONTAINING AN INKLING OF THE LIFE AND HABITS OF MR. ARTHUR MEGRIM

CHAPTER II. THE HAPPY CONDITION IN WHICH SHEPPARD LEE IS AT LAST PLACED

CHAPTER III. THE EMPLOYMENTS OF A YOUNG GENTLEMAN OF FORTUNE

CHAPTER IV. SOME ACCOUNT OF THE INCONVENIENCES OF HAVING A DIGESTIVE APPARATUS

CHAPTER V. THE SAME SUBJECT CONTINUED, WITH AN ACCOUNT OF SEVERAL SURPRISING TRANSFORMATIONS

CHAPTER VI. AN ACCOUNT OF THE WOES OF AN EMPEROR OF FRANCE, WHICH HAVE NEVER BEFORE APPEARED IN HISTORY

CHAPTER VII. IN WHICH SHEPPARD LEE IS CONVINCED THAT ALL IS NOT GOLD WHICH GLISTENS

CHAPTER VIII. IN WHICH THE AUTHOR STUMBLES UPON AN OLD ACQUAINTANCE

CHAPTER IX. CONTAINING AN ACCOUNT OF THE WONDERFUL DISCOVERIES OF THE GERMAN DOCTOR

CHAPTER X. CONTAINING A MORE WONDERFUL DISCOVERY ON THE PART OF SHEPPARD LEE, WITH PERHAPS THE MOST SURPRISING ADVENTURE THAT EVER BEFELL HIM

BOOK VIII

CHAPTER I. SHEPPARD LEE FLIES FROM THE GERMAN DOCTOR, AND FINDS HIMSELF AGAIN IN NEW-JERSEY

CHAPTER II. WHAT HAD HAPPENED AT WATERMELON HILL DURING THE AUTHOR'S ABSENCE

CHAPTER III. CONTAINING THE SUBSTANCE OF A SINGULAR DEBATE BETWIXT THE AUTHOR AND HIS BROTHER, WITH A PHILOSOPHIC DEFENCE OF THE AUTHOR'S CREDIBILITY

CHAPTER IV. BEING THE LAST CHAPTER OF ALL

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It will scarcely be supposed that, with the passion of covetousness gnawing at my heart, I had space or convenience for any other feeling. But Abram Skinner had loved his children; and to this passion I was introduced, as well as to the other. At first I was surprised that I should bestow the least regard upon them, seeing that they were no children of mine. I endeavoured to shake off the feeling of attachment, as an absurdity, but could not; in spite of myself, I found my spirit yearning towards them; and by-and-by, having lost my identity entirely, I could scarcely, even when I made the effort, recall the consciousness that I was not their parent in reality.

Indeed, the transformation that had now occurred to my spirit was more thorough than it had been in either previous instance; I could scarce convince myself I had not been born the being I represented; my past existence began to appear to my reflections only as some idle dream, that the fever of sickness had brought upon my mind; and I forgot that I was, or had been, Sheppard Lee.

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He stared me in the face, but without making a reply. Then pushing a chair towards me, he sat down himself, and deliberately filled his glass a second time.

"Abbot! for Heaven's sake," said I, wringing my very hands in despair, "what will tempt you to quit this horrid practice?"

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