Friday, August 06, 2010

A Pickle For The Knowing Ones

Lord Timothy Dexter

Timothy Dexter was born in 1748 and died in 1806. He was an odd nut, to say the least, but he seemed to be in the right place at the right time. He sent Bibles to the East Indies, coal to Newcastle, mittens and warming pans to the West Indies. It is reported that he made a profit on them all. He married a wealthy widow. He wrote a book, A Pickle For The Knowing Ones. About 8,850 words. No punctuation and an interesting smattering of capital letters.

You can read his tome, courtesy of Google Books. There's a website devoted to him. And a nice blog post about him from last year from The Public "I", a blog I will now be following. I suggest that you do as well.

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