Polly Peablossom's Wedding; And Other Tales

Paperback | January 31, 2012

byJohn Basil Lamar

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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. 1854. Excerpt: ... THE UNCLAD HORSEMAN. BY VM. T. THOMPSON, ESQ. As the author of " Major Jones's Courtship," Mr. Thompson has gained a lasting reputation as a humorous writer. He first became known to the Southern people as editor of the Augusta Mirror, a literary paper published at Augusta, Ga. This paper was afterwards merged into the Family Companion, a magazine issued monthly at Macon, Ga., and edited by Mr. T. and Mrs. Sarah Lawrence Griffin. The magazine was discontinued, however, for want of patronage, and Mr. Thompson became editor of the Western Continent, at Baltimore. After several years' connexion with this paper, he disposed of it, and is now editor of the Morning News, of Savannah, Ga., one of the best daily papers published. In addition to " Major Jones's Courtship," Mr. T. has published " Major Jones's Sketches of Travel," and the " Chronicles of Pineville." His pictures of Georgia life are true to nature, and prove him to be not inferior, in that line, to Longstreet, the celebrated author of " Georgia Scenes." Widowers should look out for breakers. Absalom Nippers was a widower, and one of the particularest men, perhaps, that ever lived; though some people said that when his wife was alive he used to dress as a common field hand, and didn't use to take any pains with himself at all. Every body knows how he spruced up about six weeks after Mrs.Nippers died, and how he went to church regular every Sunday; but they didn't have no confideace in his religion, and used to say he only went to church to show his new suit of mourning, and to ogle the gals. With such a character among the wimmin, it ain't to be supposed that he stood any chance of getting another Mrs. Nippers near home; and whether he was as bad to his first wife as they said he was, or not, one thi...

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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. 1854. Excerpt: ... THE UNCLAD HORSEMAN. BY VM. T. THOMPSON, ESQ. As the author of " Major Jones's Courtship," Mr. Thompson has gained a lasting r...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:50 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.1 inPublished:January 31, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217031277

ISBN - 13:9780217031271

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