Sunday, July 25, 2010

Youthful rebelion: circa 1750

He had an only son, destined to be of a still more extraordinary character than his father, and who, in his early youth, having run away from school, and turned chimney-sweeper, in his mature age renounced his country, and turned mahometan.
--From La Belle assemblée--

1 comment:

Pete said...

Being a chimney sweeper should've been a clue.