Men And Things In America; Or The Experience Of A Year's Residence In The United States, In A…

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1862. Excerpt: ... A PERTINACIOUS BORE. 73 LETTER VII. NEW LEBANON SPRINGS THE SHAKERS. At Nassau, two miles from New Lebanon, we changed our driver. As I did not like his appearance quite so well as that of my " dead alive," I got inside, where I encountered an elderly man, with a gruff voice, who I could only see was fat, and who annoyed me greatly with questions, whether I was " a traveller, or a clergyman, or a merchant, or a mechanic, or"--I stopped him here, thinking he might go even lower in his conjectures as to what I might be, and said to him, " My good sir, just imagine that I am nothing at all--that I am nobody." I was not aware, at that time, that the term " mechanic " has a different meaning there than with us: it is generally applied to master tradesmen in different callings, especially workers in metal, such as machinists, brass-founders, and the like; also to engineers, railroad-contractors, &c. This man, whose property he said lay near, soon got down and left us. I was not sorry for his absence. I could have been glad that he had left his daughter behind him, who was a well-spoken young lady; whether her person were as agreeable as her conversation, I cannot say. 74 AN UNEXPECTED SCENE The watering-place, called New Lebanon Springs, is built on the top of a hill, of gentle ascent. It is composed of a bathing-house, and three very extensive and stately taverns, forming a kind of square; its conspicuous position upon a hill, like " a city that cannot be hid," at a distance, with the hundred shifting lights in the windows, gave it the appearance of some illuminated palace in a theatrical scene; a comparison that was still further helped by the sounds of music and revelry which fell upon the ear as we approached it. Having taken up my quarters at one of the ta...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1862. Excerpt: ... A PERTINACIOUS BORE. 73 LETTER VII. NEW LEBANON SPRINGS THE SHAKERS. At Nassau, two miles from New Lebanon, we changed our dri...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:78 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.16 inPublished:February 1, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217021824

ISBN - 13:9780217021821

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