Brother Jonathan

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J. Wilson and son, 1902 - Brother Jonathan (Nickname) - 34 pages
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Page 22 - I was looking out for him, they lifted up a great green cloth and let us look right into the next neighbour's house. Have you a good many houses in New York made so in that 'ere way? Jenny: Not many; but did you see the family? Jonathan: Yes, swamp it; I see'd the family. Jenny: Well, and how did you like them?
Page 25 - He was rather an odd-looking chap, in truth, and had many queer ways ; but everybody that had seen John Bull saw a great likeness between them, and swore he was John's own boy, and a true chip of the old. block. Like the old squire, he was apt to be blustering and saucy, but in the main was a peaceable sort of careless...
Page 4 - The General did so, and the Governor was successful in supplying many of the wants of the Army. When difficulties after arose, and the army was spread over the Country, it became a by-word, ' we must consult Brotlier Jonathan.
Page 25 - Jonathan what are the inevitable consequences of being too fond of glory; — Taxes upon every article which enters into the mouth, or covers the back, or is placed under the foot — taxes upon...
Page 21 - JENNY. The devil's drawing-room! JONATHAN. Yes; why an't cards and dice the devil's device; and the play-house the shop where the devil hangs out the vanities of the world, upon the tenterhooks of temptation. I believe you have...
Page 4 - The origin of this term, as applied to the United States, is given in a recent number of the Norwich Courier. The editor says it was communicated by a gentleman now upwards of eighty years of age, who was an active participator in the scenes of the revolution. The story is as follows...
Page 25 - He always wore a linsey-woolsey coat that did not above half cover his breech, and the sleeves of which were so short that his hand and wrist came out beyond them, looking like a shoulder of mutton. All which was in consequence of his growing so fast that he outgrew his clothes.
Page 12 - Queene Elizabeth's Monument was put up (at my charge) when the Regall Government had fairer credit among us than now : and her Epitaph was one of my Brother ' Jonathan's ' best Poems, before hee abjured the University, or had a thought of New-England.
Page 3 - Massachusetts to organize it, and make preparations for the defence of the country, he found a great want of ammunition and other means necessary to meet the powerful foe he had to contend with, and great difficulty to obtain them. If attacked in such condition, the cause at once might be hopeless. On one occasion at that anxious period a consultation of the officers and others was had, when it seemed no way could be devised to make such preparations as were necessary.
Page 25 - Bull saw a great likeness between them, and swore he was John's own boy, and a true chip of the old block. Like the old squire, he was apt to be blustering and saucy, but in the main was a peaceable sort of careless fellow, that would quarrel with nobody if you would only let him alone.

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