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The Olden Time Series: Vol. 2: The Days of the Spinning-Wheel in New England Gleanings Chiefly from old Newspapers of Boston and Salem, Massachusetts   By: (1822-1898)

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THE OLDEN TIME SERIES.

16mo. Per vol., 50 cents.

There appears to be, from year to year, a growing popular taste for quaint and curious reminiscences of "Ye Olden Time," and to meet this, Mr. Henry M. Brooks has prepared a series of interesting handbooks. The materials have been gleaned chiefly from old newspapers of Boston and Salem, sources not easily accessible, and while not professing to be history, the volumes contain much material for history, so combined and presented as to be both amusing and instructive. The titles of some of the volumes indicate their scope and their promise of entertainment:

CURIOSITIES OF THE OLD LOTTERY. DAYS OF THE SPINNING WHEEL. SOME STRANGE AND CURIOUS PUNISHMENTS. QUAINT AND CURIOUS ADVERTISEMENTS. LITERARY CURIOSITIES. NEW ENGLAND SUNDAY, ETC.

"It has been the good fortune of the writer to be allowed a peep at the manuscript for this series, and he can assure the lovers of the historical and the quaint in literature that something both valuable and pleasant is in store for them. In the specialties treated of in these books Mr. Brooks has been for many years a careful collector and student, and it is gratifying to learn that the material is to be committed to book form." Salem Gazette.

For sale by all Booksellers. Sent, post paid, upon receipt of price. Catalogues of our books mailed free.

TICKNOR & CO., BOSTON.

THE OLDEN TIME SERIES

THE DAYS OF THE SPINNING WHEEL IN NEW ENGLAND

"To say that the past is of no importance, unworthy of a moment's regard, because it has gone by, and is no longer anything, is an argument that cannot be held to any purpose; for if the past has ceased to be, and is therefore to be accounted nothing in the scale of good or evil, the future is yet to come, and has never been anything." HAZLITT.

" In my young days, when I was leetle, The only steam came from the kettle.

....

" The Gals on good old Dobbins rid then, But folks don't do as they used to did then.

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"Heigho! I grieve, I grieve For the good old days of Adam and Eve. "

From HENRY J. FINN'S "Good Old Times,"

October, 1827.

THE OLDEN TIME SERIES

GLEANINGS CHIEFLY FROM OLD NEWSPAPERS OF BOSTON AND SALEM, MASSACHUSETTS

SELECTED AND ARRANGED, WITH BRIEF COMMENTS

BY

HENRY M. BROOKS

The Days of the Spinning Wheel in New England

"Old and new make the warp and woof of every moment. There is no thread that is not a twist of these two strands. By necessity, by proclivity, and by delight, we all quote." EMERSON

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BOSTON

TICKNOR AND COMPANY

1886

Copyright, 1885,

BY TICKNOR AND COMPANY.

All rights reserved.

University Press:

JOHN WILSON AND SON, CAMBRIDGE.

INDEX OF NAMES.

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ABERDOUR, JOHN LORD 71 Adams, Samuel 71 Amherst, General 38 Amiel, John 53 Amory, Jonathan 79 Apthorp, Charles Ward 30 Apthorpe, Charles 33 Apthorpe, Rev. Mr. 33 Apthorpe, Susan 33 Ashton, John 35 Avery, John 55, 56

BALCH, Rev. Mr. 29 Balkum, Daniel 89 Barnard, Benjamin 61 Belknap, Jeremiah 29 Bernard, Gov... Continue reading book >>




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