Colonial American Travel Narratives (Penguin Classics) by Various, Wendy Martin, Susan Imbarato

By Various, Wendy Martin, Susan Imbarato

4 trips by way of early american citizens Mary Rowlandson, Sarah Kemble Knight, William Byrd II, and Dr. Alexander Hamilton recount the shiny actual and mental demanding situations of colonial existence. crucial basic texts within the research of early American cultural lifestyles, they're now comfortably amassed in one volume.

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He dusted the cigar-ashes off his vest. He placed a difficult unanswered letter on the pile of unfinished work, that he might not fail to attend to it that afternoon. ) He scrawled on a sheet of yellow backing-paper the memorandum: “See abt apt h drs,” which gave him an agreeable feeling of having already seen about the apartment-house doors. He discovered that he was smoking another cigar. ” He courageously returned the cigar-box to the correspondence-file, locked it up, hid the key in a more difficult place, and raged, “Ought to take care of myself.

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But I don’t figure I was stuck, George, not a bit. Machine looks brand new now—not that it’s so darned old, of course; had it less ’n three years, but I give it hard service; never drive less ’n a hundred miles on Sunday and, uh— Oh, I don’t really think you got stuck, George. ” “That’s right,” said Vergil Gunch. “That’s the way I look at it. ” Babbitt nodded his head at every fifth word in the roaring rhythm; and by the conclusion, in Gunch’s renowned humorous vein, he was enchanted: “Still, at that, George, don’t know’s you can afford it.

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