In Dover on the Charles: A Contribution to New England Folk-lore

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Milne printery, 1906 - 114 páginas
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Página 92 - Town House." We signed a pledge, promising "to abstain from the use of all intoxicating liquors as a beverage, from the use of tobacco, and from all profanity.
Página 35 - It is not simply beets and potatoes and corn and string-beans that one raises in his well-hoed garden: it is the average of human life. There is life in the ground; it goes into the seeds; and it also, when it is stirred up, goes into the man who stirs it. The hot sun on his back as he bends to his shovel and hoe, or contemplatively rakes the warm and fragrant loam, is better than much medicine. The buds are coming out on the bushes...
Página 33 - To wander solitary there: Two paradises 'twere in one To live in paradise alone. How well the skilful gardener drew Of flowers and herbs this dial new; Where from above the milder sun Does through a fragrant zodiac run; And, as it works, the industrious bee Computes its time as well as we. How could such sweet and wholesome hours Be reckoned but with herbs and flowers!
Página 50 - A rye short cake the full six.e of the griddle iron, was browned to a delicate crisp, on each side, the thin crust deftly flayed from the hot side, the denuded surface returned to the griddle, and the crust placed in the waiting basin of hot, thickened and salted milk. This process was repeated until the upper crust of the...
Página 8 - When my father was very young, his mother died, and he was brought up in the family of Mr.
Página 37 - rich man, poor man, beggar man, thief, doctor, lawyer, merchant, chief," referred to four or eight possible husbands, and "chief" in my mind, was always associated with scalplock and tomahawk.

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