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PICKLE ' ; V.-W ; ' FOR THE KNOWING ONES, - BT LORD TIMOTHY! DEXTEli, * with Aii BY A DISTINGUISHED CITIZEN OF OUIiD NEWBERRY. FOURTH EDlTIQjf, ' 7 * , NEWBURYPOKT: BLANCHARD & SAB.CENT 1848.
PREFACE. Timothy Dexter, the author of the following curious and unique production, entitled A Pickle for the Knouring Ones which is here re-printed verbatim et spellatim from the original edition, was bom in Malden, January 22, 1747 . Having served an apprenticeship with a leather dresser, he commenced business in Newburyport shortly after he was one and twenty, and being industrious and economical, he soon found himself in good circumstances. In the year 1770 he married, and receiving a considerable amount of money with his wife, he was thus put in possession of a moderate fortune. In 1776 he had for one of his apprentices the no less eccentric, and afterwards the no less noted Jonathan Plumer, jun., travelling preacher, physician and poet. as he was accustomed to style himself, and of whom we shall hereafter speak. In addition to his regular business of selling leather breeches, gloves soutabel for wimens ware, &c. he engaged in commercial speculations, and in vari- ous kinds of business, and was unusually successful. He traded with mer- chants and speculators in the then Province of Mairfe, was engaged to some extent in the West India trade. He also purchased a large amount of what were called State securities, which were eventually redeemed at prices far exceeding their original cost. Some of his speculations in whalebone and warming pans are mentioned by himself on page 23 of this work. …
A PICKLE FOR THE KNOWING ONES. To mankind at Large the time is Com at Last the grat day of Regoising what is that why I will tell you thous three kings is Rased Rased you meane should know Rased on the first Royal Arch in the world olmost Not quite but very hiw up upon so thay are good mark to be scene so the womans Lik to see the frount and all people Loves to see them as the quakers will Com and peape slyly and feele glad and say houe the doue frind father Jorge washeton is in the senter king Addoms is at the Rite hand the present king at the Left hand father gorge with his hat on the other hats of the middel king with his sword king Addoms with his Cane in a grand poster Adtetoude turning his fess towards the first king as if they was on sum politicks king our present king he is stands Hearing being younger and very deafe in short being one grat felosfer Looks well East & west and &orth & south deafe & very deafe the god of Natur has dun very much for our present king and all our former ones they are all good I want them to Live for Ever and I beleave thay will it is hard work to be A king I say it is hardar than tilling the ground I know it is for I find it is hard work to be A …
Mary Alice Pickle is a member of the Pickle Family.