The Americans at Home: Or, Byeways, Backwoods, and Prairies, Том 1

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Стр. 239 - Ay, now am I in Arden ; the more fool I : when I was at home, I was in a better place : but travellers must be content.
Стр. 124 - What nation presents such a spectacle as ours, of a confederated government; so complicated, so full of checks and balances, over such a vast extent of territory — with so many varied interests, and yet moving so harmoniously!
Стр. 12 - Sam," murmured his exhausted master ; "but ef I don't trail up the sarpint and pull his sting out, it'll be because I and that ar old rifle of mine has to part company !" The natural strength of the patient, together with Sam's careful nursing, soon restored him to his legs, and a few days' gentle exercise imparted strength enough to his frame to support the weight of his rifle. A fixed resolve to trace the assassin added a severe cast to Dick's pale features — Sam, as he observed him, quietly...
Стр. 141 - Union to the other, avoiding the cities, and seeking customers among the country people; who, besides buying their ware, always invite them to a meal and a bed. The tin-man came blowing his horn to the steps of the porch, and there stopping his cart, addressed the farmer's wife in the true nasal twang that characterizes the lower class of New Englanders, and enquired " if she had any notion of a bargain.
Стр. 279 - Arter lookin' at him move about and sit down on his hunkers once or twice, I thought I'd holler to him ; but he appeared so dreadful drunk that I didn't expect much help from him. " ' Tom,' shouted I, ' come out here with a dug-out, and help a fellar off, will you ?' " He sot still, without sayin' a word. ' Well,' says I to him, ' you're meaner than an Ingin ! and would bait a trap with your daddy's leggins.
Стр. 32 - As night spread her curtain over this wild district, Hoss neared Benton, and as his nag jogged up the principal street, he broke out into a louder strain, repeating the above verse, on hearing which, the "boys," who were expecting him and Edwards, turned out, and old Hoss was received with a cheer. "Hello, Jedge!— How are you, Old Hoss?— Give us your paw, Governor!— Here at last, Squire!"— and sundry such expressions of familiar welcome was showered on Allen, by the crowd.
Стр. 141 - she believed she had no occasion for anything" — her customary answer to all such questions. But Israel, who looked into futurity, and entertained views towards his own housekeeping, stepped forward to the tin-cart, and began to take down and examine various mugs, pans, kettles, and coffee-pots — the latter particularly, as he had a passion for coffee, which he secretly determined to indulge both morning and evening, as soon as he was settled in his domicile. "Mother...
Стр. 32 - was the general inquiry. " Why, boys, I stopped to rest on the road, and he slid off to git ahead of me — I heered on him at the forks, and expected he was here. It's my opinion, boys, he's seen a bar on the road, and bein...
Стр. 2 - ... touches on his claim. Its wild beauty deserved his lavish praise. In this western habitation our hero held undisturbed sway, his only companion being a negro slave, who was at once his master's attendant and friend. Kelsy and the negro had been raised together, and from association, although so opposite their positions, had imbibed a lasting affection for each other, — each would have freely shed blood in the other's defence. The bonds of servitude were, consequently, moulded into links of...
Стр. 147 - ... and recounted instances of their trickery that would have startled the belief of any but the inexperienced and credulous people who were now listening to him. He told, for example, of sausages being brought to market in the eastern towns, that when purchased and prepared for frying, were found to be filled with chopped turnip and shreds of red flannel.

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