Salmagundi; Or, The Whim-whams And Opinions Of Launcelot Langstaff, And Others. Jan. -, 1807-jan…

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byWashington Irving

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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. 1860 Excerpt: ... sugar. The process is simple as any in Mrs. Glass's excellent and useful work (which I hereby recommend to the fair hands of all young ladies, who are not occupied in reading Moore's poems)--you buy a pot--put your molasses in your pot--(if you can beg, borrow, or steal your molasses it will come much cheaper than if you buy it)--boil your molasses to a proper consistency; but if you boil it too much, it will be none the better for it--then pour it off and let it cool, or draw it out into little pieces about nine inches long, and put it by for use. This manufacture is called by the Bostonians lasses candy, by the New Yorkers, cock-a-nee-mee--but by the polite Philadelphians, by a name utterly impossible to pronounce. The Philadelphia ladies are some of them beautiful, some of them tolerably good looking, and some of them, to say the truth, are not at all handsome. They are, however, very agreeable in general, except those who are reckoned witty, who, if I might be allowed to speak my mind, are very disagreeable, particularly to young gentlemen, who are travelling for information. Being fond of tea-parties, they are a little given to criticism--but are in general remarkably discreet, and very industrious as I have been assured by some of my friends. Take them all in all, however, they are much inferior to the ladies of New York, as plainly appears, from several young gentlemen having fallen in love with some of our belles, after resisting all the female attractions of Philadelphia. From this inferiority, I except one, who is the most amiable, the most accomplished, the most bewitching, and the most of everything that constitutes the divinity of woman--mem.--golden apple! The amusements of the Philadelphians are dancing, punning, tea-parties, and theatrical ...

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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. 1860 Excerpt: ... sugar. The process is simple as any in Mrs. Glass's excellent and useful work (which I hereby recommend to the fair hands of al...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:120 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.25 inPublished:May 13, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217550363

ISBN - 13:9780217550369

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