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   Aberdeen Magazine Or Universal Repository (Newspaper) - April 1, 1797, London, Middlesex                                TH E o r. TJNIVER8AL REPOSITORY, for APRIL, 1797. LIFE �=JPggg$g3e=�-- open: making him trifling prefent?, or doing bufinefs for him gratis, were of allurements which, in the hands of the JOHN   ELWES, Efqs needy, always drew him on to lend money.   A petty wine merchant, who (Continued from p. in.) had thefe views, having begged his ae^ ceptance of fome very fine wine, in a FROM the parfimonious manner in fhort time after obtained the loan of which Mr. Elwes lived, riches fome hundred pounds.    Old Elwes rolled in upon him like a torrent; but ufed ever after to fay, that it was very as he fcarcely knew any thing of ac- fine wine,  for it cod him twenty counts, and never reduced his affairs pounds a bottle, to writing, he was obliged in the dif- In the penury of Mr. Elwes there pofal of his money., to truhV much to was fomething very extraordinary, for memory, and more to the fuggeftions he not only voluntarily denied himfelf of others :  hence every perfon who every earthly comfort whatever, but had a want, or a fcheme which was he often endangered his health rather l?kely to turn out very profitable to than expend a fingle farthing to fliel- him, all became his prey; and this ter himfelf from thofe inconveniences may account for thofevifions of diitant which felf-prefervation induces molt property in America ; thofe phantoms men to avoid.   He would walk home of annuities or lives that could never in the rain, in Londoni fooner than pay, and bureaus filled \ta"th bonds of pay a {hilling for a coach ; he would promifing peere arid members long fit in wet cloaths, fooner than have a itripped of all property.   It perhaps fire to dry them; he would eat his may not be exaggeration to fay that, provilions in the lad ftage of putrefac- in the courfe of his life, Mr. Elwes l;ion, fooner than have a frefh joint *Ioft, in this manner, upwards of an from the butcher's ;  and he wore a hundred and fifty thoiifind pounds. wig for a fortnight, which the genlle- It was not, however, to offers of man from whofe life of him we have �""liisrh interefl alone that his ears were extracted thefe memoirs faw him pick h Y                                    .       ud ABERDEEN MAGAZINE:   

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