The Works of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Volume 3

The Works of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Volume 3

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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. 1909 edition. Excerpt: ...forever," and in less than ten minutes the approaching jubilee was known and talked of in every nook and corner of the village. The town authorities assembled in the little back parlor of the inn, to discuss the subject more at leisure over a mug of cider, and con Vol. Ill--13 elude upon the necessary arrangements for the occasion. Here they continued with closed doors until a late hour; and after much debate, finally decided to decorate the tavern hall, prepare a great dinner, order out the militia; and take the general by surprise. The lawyer was appointed to write an oration, and the schoolmaster an ode, for the occasion. As night advanced, the crowd gradually dispersed from the street. Silence succeeded to the hum of rejoicing, and nothing was heard throughout the village but the occasional bark of a dog, the creaking of the tavern sign and the no less musical accents of the one keyed flute of the schoolmaster, who, perched at his chamber window in nightgown and slippers, serenaded the neighorhood with "Fire on the Mountains," and half of "Washington's March," 1 whilst the grocer, who lived next door, roused from sweet dreams of treacle and brown sugar, lay tossing in his bed, and wishing the deuce would take the schoolmaster, with his Latin and his onekeyed flute. As day began to peep next morning, the tailor was seen to issue out of the inn yard in the land 1 Washington's March--There are no less than eight different pieces so called, but "The President's New March" by Francis Hopkinson is doubtless the one referred to here, and the same as that spoken of in "The Worcester Spy," May 27, 1784, as having been played at a meeting of the Sons of St. Tammany on the 1st of that month in Philadelphia....show more

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  • Paperback | 72 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 145g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236648781
  • 9781236648785