The Complete Works of Oliver Wendell Holmes Volume 2

The Complete Works of Oliver Wendell Holmes 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. 1891 edition. Excerpt: ...particular to her, that I remember, but--I don't know whether it was the cracker and sausage, or that the young fellow's feet were treading on the hot ashes of some longing that had not had time to cool, but his eye glistened as he stopped. I suppose she wouldn't have looked at a fellah like me, --he said, --but I come pretty near tryin'. If she had said, Yes, though, I shouldn't have known what to have done with her. Can't marry a woman now-a-days till you 're so deaf you have to cock your head like a parrot to hear what she says, and so longsighted you can't see what she looks like nearer than arm's-length. Here is another chance for you, --I said.--What do you want nicer than such a young lady as Iris? It's no use, --he answered.--I look at them girls and feel as the fellah did when he missed catchin' the trout.--'To'od 'a' cost more butter to cook him 'n' he's worth, --says the fellah.--Takes a whole piece o' goods to cover a girl up now-a-days. I'd as lief undertake to keep a span of elephants, --and take an ostrich to board, too, --as to marry one of 'em. What's the use? Clerks and counter-jumpers ain't anything. Sparragrass and green peas a'n't for them, --not while they 're young and tender. Hossback-ridin' a'n't for them, --except once a year, --on Fast-day. And marryin' a'n't for them. Sometimes a fellah feels lonely, and would like to have a nice young woman, to tell her how lonely he feels. And sometimes a fellah, --here the young man John looked very confidential, and, perhaps, as if a little ashamed of his weakness, --sometimes a fellah would like to have one o' them small young ones to trot on his knee and push about in a little wagon, --a kind of a little Johnny, you know;--it's odd enough, but, it seems to me, nobody can afford them little...show more

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  • Paperback | 100 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 195g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236503287
  • 9781236503282