Koningsmarke: or, Old times in the new world, Volume 1

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Harper & brothers, 1834 - Delaware
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Page 68 - dem land gejacter kerL Away with him to prison." The Long Finne bowed with a sly air of ironical submission, shrugged his shoulders, and quietly submitted to the guidance of the high constable of Elsingburgh. CHAPTER III. " Lady bird, lady bird, Fly away home, Your house is on fire, Your children will burn.
Page 76 - And why may not I love Johnny? And why may not Johnny love me ? And why may not I love Johnny, As well as another body
Page 143 - Bonny lass! bonny lass! will you be mine ? Thou shalt neither wash dishes, nor serve the wine ? But sit on a cushion, and sew up a seam, And dine upon strawberries, sugar and cream.
Page 175 - their name, and their graves." When the Rolling Thunder ceased, Dominie Kanttwell arose and made a speech, which, however zealous and well meant, only served to exasperate the red kings. He treated their ancient belief with scorn; insulted their feelings of national pride; scoffed at their modes of thinking and
Page 133 - projects of Dominie Kanttwell for abolishing sports and ballads, he stipulated for full liberty, on the part of himself and his people of Elsingburgh, to VOL. i—M 2 eat, drink, sing and frolic as much as they
Page 47 - Who comes here ? A grenadier. What d'ye want ? A pint of beer. Where's your money ? I forgot. Get you gone, you drunken sot.
Page 170 - You have behaved badly of late; you have sold lands, and taken them back again, after you had shot away your powder, emptied your tobaccoboxes, and drank your rum. " Delawares, Minks, Mingoes, Muskrats, and Mud Turtles, listen! " You grow worse every day, notwithstanding the trouble we take to make you better ; you get
Page 57 - as to probability, congruity, and all that sort of thing, which we despise, as appertaining to our ancient and irreconcilable enemy, common sense. It may in
Page 137 - of wampum, which, rolling away on the ice in different directions, occasioned innumerable contests and squabbles among the fry, whose disputes, tumbles, and occasional bufferings for the prizes, were inimitably ludicrous upon the slippery element . Among the most obstreperous and mischievous of the crowd was that likely fellow Cupid, who made more noise, and tripped up more heels that day, than any half a dozen of his
Page 96 - Verily, I understand not thy jargon, friend Peter," rejoined Shadrach ; " neither will I go to him thou speakest of, at thine or any other man's bidding. Wilt thou • hear the proposals of friend William Penn, or wilt thou not ?"

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