American Anecdotes; Original and Select Volume 2

American Anecdotes; Original and Select Volume 2

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1830 edition. Excerpt: ...he answered he was. Well, said the General, if you discharge the duties of that office, which is better than any I can confer, you will have no time to discharge the duties of any that I can give; you will, therefore, excuse me for advising you to return home, and attend to that, without being burdened with any other, that you may be enabled to account hereafter for your stewardship in this world. /-, ' CCCXLII. The. First Quaker. An old Indian being at a tavern in New York, met with a gentleman who gave him some liquor; and, becoming lively, boasted that he could read and write English. The gentleman, willing to gratify him in displaying his knowledge, begged leave to propose a question, to which the old man assented. He then asked, 'Who was the first circumcised?' The Indian immediately repelled, 'Father Abraham, '--and directly asked the gentleman 'Who was the first Quaker?' He said it was not quite certain, as people differed very much in their opinions. The Indian perceiving the gentleman unable to resolve his question, put his finger in his mouth, expressive of his astonishment, and looking steadfastly at him for some time, told him, that 'Mordecai was the first Quaker, for he would not pull off his hat to Haman.' CCCXLIII. Unpleasant Mistake. The anti-temperance people represent that those grocers, who have relinquished the sale of ardent spirits, still continue to sell the article under the name of oil. A man, who verily believed these representations, called on a temperance grocer for a gill of rum. The grocer replied that he did not sell Rum. Very well, said the anti, let me have a gill of your oil. The grocer took a gill measure, filled it with oil, and gave it to him. It being evening, and not doubting that it was the very thing he..show more

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  • Paperback | 70 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 141g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236513282
  • 9781236513281