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At last, by singing and repeating enthusiastic amorous hymns, and ignorantly applying particular texts of scripture, I got my imagination to the proper pitch, and thus was I born again in an instant.
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Oh, high is the price of parenthood, And daughters may cost you double. You dare not forget, as you thought you could, That youth is a plague and a trouble.
August 31, 1746
December 22, 1815
James Lackington was a bookseller who is credited with revolutionizing the British book trade. A shoemaker's son trained as a cobbler, he showed early initiative by selling pies and cakes in the street when aged 10 and teaching himself to read.
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