Excerpt from One Hundred Romances of Real Life My Lord, - As ceremony is an idle thing upon most occasions, more especially to persons in my state of mind, I shall proceed immediately to acquaint you with the motive and end of addressing this epistle to you, which is equally interesting to us both. You are to kw then, my present situa tion in life is such, that I would prefer annihilation to a continuance in it. Desperate diseases require desperate remedies, and you are the man I have pitched upon either to make me, or to unmake yourself. As I never had the hour to live among the great, the ter of my proposals will t be very courtly but let that be an argument to enforce the belief of what I am w going to write. It has employed my invention for some time to find out a method to destroy ather without exposing my own life; that I have accomplished, and defy the law. Now for the application of it. I am desperate, and must be provided for; you have it in your power it is my business to make it your inclination to serve me, which you must determine to comply with by procuring me a genteel support for life, or your own will be at a period before this session of parliament is over. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.