The Western Literary Messenger Volume 25

The Western Literary Messenger Volume 25

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1855 edition. Excerpt: ...'Z Won't I have to hang down my head in shame, on your account 'Z 'l'on my conscience, it would not much surprise me, unless you greatly mend your ways, if 'Mun Roche and you won't have to change places on that occasion: /re to sit alongside of me, as a friend who had treated the poor Clergy well in this world, and you in a certain place, which I won't particularly mention now, except to hint, that 'tis little frost or cold you 'll have in it, but quite the contrary. However, 'tis never too late to mend, and I hope that by this day week, it's quite another story I'll have to tell of you all.Amen." Ve sound the trumpet of glorification. The taste manifested by our ancestors in the original idea of making one vast teapot of Boston harbor, by capturing a hostile frigate with Dutch cheeses for lack of cannon-ball, and a British oflicer of high rank upon a dark night with a pair of Bologna sausages in default of pistols, gives us ample reason to reflect, with just complacency, that we are the greatest nation in all creation. Those valorous exploits of revolutionary times have inspired us with a spirit of emulation; and in order to prove that the blood of old '76 has not turned to water in our veins, and that we are not altogether unworthy of our tea-making ancestors, we decapitate our delinquent officials with as much gout as a toper shows in swallowing a glass of brandy; but, unlike the toper, we are too philosophic to make ugly faces if it turns out that instead of "Otard and Dupuy," we have only imbibed half a pint or so of ipecac. We depu te a pyrotechnic ambassador, with the capacious ockets of that embroidered velvet coat tilled wit 1...show more

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  • Paperback | 48 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 104g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236966503
  • 9781236966506