The Jonny-cake papers of "Shepherd Tom,": together with Reminiscences of Narragansett schools of former days

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Printed for the subscribers, 1915 - Narragansett (R.I.) - 429 pages

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Page 61 - Saul and Jonathan were lovely and pleasant in their lives, and in their death they were not divided ; they were swifter than eagles, they were stronger than lions.
Page 128 - Here it is," said the hay-cock. So the old woman took it to the cow. The cow gave her some milk. She took it to the cat. The cat drank it. Then the cat began to kill the rat, The rat began to gnaw the rope, The rope began to hang the butcher, The butcher began to kill the ox, The ox began to drink the water, The water began to put out the fire, The fire began to burn the stick, The stick began to beat the dog, The dog began to bite the pig, And the pig jumped over the stile.
Page 126 - But the rat would not. She went a little further, and she met a cat. So she said — "Cat, cat, kill rat! Rat won't gnaw rope ; Rope won't hang butcher; Butcher won't kill ox ; Ox won't drink water ; Water won't quench fire ; Fire won't burn stick ; Stick won't beat dog; Dog won't bite pig; Pig won't get over the stile, And I shan't get home to-night.
Page 128 - The maid began to scold the cat, the cat began to kill the rat, the rat began to gnaw the rope...
Page 32 - This name journey-cake was retained until the close of the War of Independence, about which time, in compliance with the prayers of memorials from the women of Connecticut and Rhode Island to the respective Legislatures of these commonwealths — the term journey, as applied to the favorite food of the gods and of the Yankee nation, was abrogated by sovereign authority, and that of jonny substituted in its place, in honor of Gov.
Page 342 - Indians nearest the royal blood in presence of her councillors, put the crown on her head. It was made of cloth covered with blue and white peage. When the crown was put on, the soldiers fired a royal salute and huzzaed in the Indian tongue.
Page 302 - Pizarro, who, during this long conference, had with difficulty restrained his soldiers, eager to seize the rich spoils of which they had now so near a view, immediately gave the signal of assault. At once the martial music struck up, the cannon and muskets began to fire, the horse sallied out fiercely to the charge, the infantry rushed on sword in hand. The Peruvians, astonished at the suddenness of...
Page 234 - Scott, being: a minor at the time of the conclusion of the treaty of peace between Great Britain and the United States, was...
Page 233 - Presidency, who, to make the best of him, was nothing but a mean-spirited, low-lived fellow, the son of a half-breed Indian squaw, sired by a Virginia mulatto father, as was well-known in the neighbourhood where he was raised wholly on hoe-cake (made of coarse-ground Southern corn), bacon and hominy, with an occasional change of fricaseed bullfrog, for which abominable reptiles he had acquired a taste during his residence among the French at Paris...
Page 273 - ... may deem expedient. ARTICLE II. The governor, by and with the advice and consent of the senate, shall hereafter exclusively exercise the pardoning power, except in cases of impeachment, to the same extent as such power is now exercised by the general assembly. ARTICLE III.

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