The American Joe Miller: A Collection of Yankee Wit and Humour

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Adams and Francis, 1865 - American wit and humor - 226 pages
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Page 75 - Come, now, Bates, he's not half as bad as you think. Besides that, I must tell you, he did me a good turn long ago. When I took to the law, I was going to court one morning, with some ten or twelve miles of bad road before me, and I had no horse. The judge overtook me in his wagon. 'Hallo, Lincoln! are you not going to the courthouse. Come in and I will give you a seat.
Page 154 - Having many things to write unto you, I would not write with paper and ink : but I trust to come unto you, and speak face to face, that our joy may be full.
Page 153 - And now I beseech thee, lady, not as though I wrote a new commandment unto thee, but that which we had from the beginning, that we love one another.
Page 129 - I had many things to write, but I will not with ink and pen write unto thee, "but I trust I shall shortly see thee, and we shall speak face to face.
Page 153 - Then she fell on her face, and bowed herself to the ground, and said unto him, Why have I found grace in thine eyes, that thou shouldest take knowledge of me, seeing I am a stranger...
Page 202 - I'm that same David Crockett, fresh from the backwoods, half-horse, half-alligator, a little touched with the snapping-turtle ; can wade the Mississippi, leap the Ohio, ride upon a streak of lightning, and slip without a scratch down a honey locust ; can whip my weight in wild cats, — and if any gentleman pleases, for a ten dollar bill, he may throw in a panther, — hug a bear too close for comfort, and eat any man opposed to Jackson.
Page 230 - Freeman, was deliberately nntrne, which, he regretted to say, had been sworn to. Eminent Hospital Physicians of London stated that Dr. J. Collis Browne was the discoverer of Chlorodyne; that they prescribe it largely; and mean no other than Dr. Browne's. — See " Times,
Page 45 - Her foot is small, and has a fall Like snowflakes on the snow; And where it goes Beneath the rose, — Wouldn't you like to know? She has a name, the sweetest name That language can bestow. 'Twould break the spell If I should tell — Wouldn't you like to know? John Godfrey Saxe [1816-1887] "SING HEIGH-HO!
Page 229 - They will never change colour or decay, and will be found superior to any Teeth ever before used. This method does not require the Extraction of Roots, or any painful operation and will support and preserve Teeth that are loose, and is guaranteed to restore Articulation and Mastication.
Page 123 - followed the wine, as it passed from friend to friend during dinner. MAKING THE PUDDING. WHENEVER there was a plum-pudding made, by the captain's orders, all the plums were put into one end of it, and that end placed next to the captain, who, after helping himself, passed it to the mate, who never found any plums in his part of it.

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