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Off-hand Sketches

Off-hand Sketches by Timothy S. Arthur
By: (1809-1885)

The reader cannot but smile at some of the phases of life presented in this volume. Yet the smile will, in no case, the author thinks, be at the expense of humanity, good feeling, or virtue. Many of the incidents given, are facts embellished by a few touches of fancy. In all, lessons may be read that some, at least, will do well to lay to heart.

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OFF HAND SKETCHES

A little dashed with humour

By

T. S. Arthur

PHILADELPHIA:

1851.

PREFACE.

THE reader cannot but smile at some of the phases of life presented in this volume. Yet the smile will, in no case, the author thinks, be at the expense of humanity, good feeling, or virtue. Many of the incidents given, are facts embellished by a few touches of fancy. In all, lessons may be read that some, at least, will do well to lay to heart.

CONTENTS.

THE CIRCUIT PREACHER THE PROTEST RETRENCHMENT; OR, WHAT A MAN SAVED BY STOPPING HIS NEWSPAPER HUNTING UP A TESTIMONIAL TRYING TO BE A GENTLEMAN TAKING A PRESCRIPTION THE YANKEE AND THE DUTCHMAN; OR, I'LL GIVE OR TAKE A TIPSY PARSON MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING; OR, THE REASON WHY MRS. TODD DIDN'T SPEAK TO MRS. JONES ALMOST A TRAGEDY THAT JOHN MASON A NEW WAY TO COLLECT AN OLD DEBT A SHOCKING BAD MEMORY DRIVING A HARD BARGAIN OUT OF THE FRYING PAN INTO THE FIRE; OR, THE LOVE OF A HOUSE MARRYING A COUNT JOB'S COMFORTERS; OR, THE LADY WITH NERVES THE CODE OF HONOUR TREATING A CASE ACTIVELY

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