The Garland, Or Token of Friendship

Paperback | January 8, 2012

byEmily Percival

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1848. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... THE COUNTRY TAYERN. BT JAMES T. FIELDS. "Those who know the road, leave behind them a showy, porticoed tavern, new, and carefully divested of all trees and grass, and pull up at the door of the old inn at the place, a low, old-fashioned house, built on a brook-side, and with all the appearance of a comfortable farm-house, save only a leaning and antiquated sign-post."-- [Letters from under a Bridge.] It is a rare thing, in a hot summer evening, to alight before such a country tavern as Willis has described in his admirable " Letters." Yet New England especially abounds in these rural resting places, and many a quiet nook may be discovered with little trouble, not a half day's ride from Boston. We have just at this moment in our mind's eye a delicious tumble-down old house in Berwick, "away down east," so cool and refreshing that the most weary traveller cannot fail to recruit his tired limbs inside its honest old walls. We well remember the hot, dusty day which first made us acquainted with this hospitable mansion. We had ridden many a weary mile, and just at sun-down came upon a quaint, old-fashioned building, with nothing exterior to recommend it but the bubbling brook which ran gaily along at its side. The door stood wide open, and a huge flag-bottomed chair invited the passerby to seat himself. Shall we ever forget that trout and those berries, the good-humored face of the landlady, the merry, twinkling eyes of the good man himself, or the low, sanded back room where all these were gathered together? Let us not forget the cream of that occasion neither, nor the sweet voice of the damsel who brought it, fresh as her own blooming cheeks. It is many a year since that sunny afternoon has been numbered with the days that are past, but we can still hear t...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1848. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... THE COUNTRY TAYERN. BT JAMES T. FIELDS. "Those who know the road, leave behind them a showy, porticoed tavern, new, and care...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:66 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.14 inPublished:January 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217890067

ISBN - 13:9780217890069

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