Tales of Humour: a Scrap-book of Choice Stories of Wit, Interesting Fables, and Authentic Anecdotes

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Leary & Getz - Wit and humor - 288 pages

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Page 201 - There runs not a drop of my blood in the veins of any living creature. This called on me for revenge. I have sought it : I have killed many : I have fully glutted my vengeance : for my country I rejoice at the beams of peace. . But do not harbor a thought that mine is the joy of fear.
Page 184 - I may as well go to the meeting too, and I went with him. There stood up a man in black, and began to talk to the people very angrily; I did not understand what he said, but perceiving that he looked much at me and at Hanson, I imagined...
Page 115 - Slaves cannot breathe in England ; if their lungs Receive our air, that moment they are free; They touch our country, and their shackles fall.
Page 183 - I do not doubt," says the Indian, " that they tell you so ; they have told me the same : but I doubt the truth of what they say, and I will tell you my reasons. I went lately to Albany, to sell my skins, and buy blankets, knives, powder, rum, &c.
Page 93 - Jennings, whom they found fast asleep ; his pockets were searched, and from one of them was drawn a purse containing exactly nineteen guineas, which the gentleman identified. Jennings was dragged out of bed and charged with the robbery. He denied it most solemnly ; but the facts having been deposed to on oath by the gentleman and Mr Brunell, he was committed for trial. So strong did the circumstances appear against Jennings, that several of his friends advised him to plead guilty, and throw himself...
Page 184 - I cannot give so much. I cannot give more than three shillings and sixpence.' I then spoke to several other dealers, but they all sung the same song, three and sixpence.
Page 126 - But what was our astonishment when we discovered by degrees that not one lamb of the whole flock was wanting ! How he had got all the divisions collected in the dark, is beyond my comprehension. The charge was left entirely to himself from midnight until the rising...
Page 192 - ... they would undertake to try the experiment ; that is, they would find employment for the women, procure the necessary money, till the city could, be induced to relieve...
Page 160 - Some years ago the Shawano Indians, being obliged to remove from their habitations, in their way took a Muskohge warrior known by the name of old Scrany, prisoner; they bastinadoed him severely, and condemned him to the fiery torture.
Page 185 - You see they have not yet learned those little Good Things, that we need no Meetings to be instructed in, because our Mothers taught them to us when we were Children; and therefore it is impossible their Meetings should be, as they say, for any such purpose, or have any such Effect; they are only to contrive the Cheating oj Indians in the Price of Beaver.

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