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The Humors of Falconbridge A Collection of Humorous and Every Day Scenes   By: (1818-1854)

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TRANSCRIBER'S NOTE

This etext differs from the original in the following ways. Some missing periods have been inserted. The original used "some how" and "somehow" about equally; all have been changed to "somehow." The OE ligature, used several times, is shown as [oe]. In the advertisements at the end of the book, uses of the pointing hand symbols (Unicode 9758, White Right Pointing Index, and Unicode 9756, White Left Pointing Index) have been replaced with the right (») and left («) double angle symbols from the ISO 8859 1 character set. Finally, evident typographical errors have been corrected as follows:

someting > something, p. 63 catankerous > cantankerous, p. 71 veloscipeding > velocipeding, p. 99 who'se > who's, p. 99 turkies > turkeys, p. 110 potatoe > potato, p. 121 knowlege > knowledge, p. 155 lagest > largest, p. 177 pass > past, p. 190 develope > develop, p. 249 ot > not, p. 257 governer > governor, p. 257 handerchief > handkerchief, p. 261 poverity > poverty, p. 279 reconnoissances > reconnaissances, p. 281 himsesf > himself, p. 288 peaking > peeking, p. 311 sponser > sponsor, p. 313 aspsrations > aspirations, p. 336 mortaged > mortgaged, p. 376 woful > woeful, p. 400 domicils > domiciles, p. 400 Amercian > American, p. 409 lubago > lumbago, p. 412 somethiug > something, p. 420

[Illustration: "Go goo good Lord d d! Ho ho hol hold on!" "O, yeez needn't be afear'd of that I'm howldin' yeez tight as a divil!" Page 92.]

HUMORS OF FALCONBRIDGE

[Illustration: "Are you de man advertised for de dogs, sa a ay? You needn't be afraid o' dem; come a'here, lay down, Balty day's de dogs, mister, vot you read of!" "Ain't they rather fierce," responded the rural sportsman, eyeing the ugly brutes. "Fierce? Better believe dey are show 'em a f f ight, if you want to see 'em go in for de chances! You want to see der teeth?" Page 136.]

THE

HUMORS OF FALCONBRIDGE:

A COLLECTION OF HUMOROUS AND EVERY DAY SCENES.

BY

JONATHAN F. KELLEY.

Philadelphia: T. B. PETERSON, No. 102 CHESTNUT STREET.

[Library stamp: Univ. of California]

Entered, according to Act of Congress, in the year 1856, by

T. B. PETERSON,

In the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the United States, in and for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

TO ISAAC S. CLOUGH, ESQ., OF MASSACHUSETTS,

AS A SLIGHT TOKEN OF MY REGARDS FOR YOUR JUST APPRECIATION OF A GOOD THING,

AS WELL AS FOR

YOUR RARE GOOD SOCIAL WIT AND AGREEABLE QUALITIES;

AND MORE THAN ALL,

FOR YOUR GENEROUS SPIRIT AND WELL TESTED FRIENDSHIP,

I DO WITH SINCERE PLEASURE,

Dedicate unto you this Volume of my Sketches.

FRATERNALLY YOURS,

FALCONBRIDGE.

A BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH OF THE LATE JONATHAN F. KELLY.

The life of a literary man offers but few points upon which even the pens of his professional brethren can dwell, with the hope of exciting interest among that large and constantly increasing class who have a taste for books. The career of the soldier may be colored by the hues of romantic adventure; the politician may leave a legacy to history, which it would be ingratitude not to notice; but what triumphs or matters of exciting moment can reasonably be hoped for in the short existence of one who has merely been a writer for the press? After death has stilled the pulses of a generous man such as Mr... Continue reading book >>




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