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. 1867 Excerpt: ...yer coteail, an' marvil furder, lead yu lose yer soul a-cussin, an' hev yer paunch et intu a partridge net unfpisen. Keep the dus' ove the ...
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. 1867 Excerpt: ...yer coteail, an' marvil furder, lead yu lose yer soul a-cussin, an' hev yer paunch et intu a partridge net unfpisen. Keep the dus' ove the dining room ofen yer foot, an' the smell ove the bed-room ofen yer close, that yer days may be longer in the Ian' what yer daddy's tuck frum the Injuns.' "Feller suffrers, he an' she: The shakin an' jumblin ove this yere war ove ourn, hes fotch up tu the top ove the group a new kine ove pisonus reptile, which fur durty ways, an' short turns, kin jis' beat the bes' cross atwix' a buzzard an' a wolf yu ever seed, es soon es he bores his way outen the yeath what hatch'd im, an' whar he orter be yet He gits him a long house, prints ontu the frunt ove hit sum ketchin name, tu tote in the hongry an' on wary, an' the dam fools ginerally, calls hissef the 'Perpryiter, ' an' you mustn't call 'im enything else, fur efyn dus, you'd better gird up yer coteails an marvil fdrder, an' marvil faster, fur his boot hes a powful strong swing, a pow'ful long swing, an' a pow'ful quick swing. He is now perpar'd tu starve, 'suit, swindil, be-dirty, be-devil, an' turn inside out the puss, pockid an' stumick ove every misfortnit hungry tired devil, what am wayfarin on fun, bisness, ur frum a skeer. He an' she, ole an' young citerzen, ur soger, he sucks em all out es dry es a spider dus a hoss-fly, an' turns em out tu thar wayfarin agin, while he looks 'zaminly arter em wif his fis' full ove thar shinplasters, then he wipes his horny bill ontu the door jam like ontu a hen arter she hes swaller'd a toad, an' waits fur the nex' hoss-fly. Oh! keep the dus' ove his dininroom ofen yer foot, an' the smell ove his bed-room ofen yer close, that yer days may be longer in the Ian' what yer daddy's tuck frum the Injuns. "The Perpryiter's suckshun ...
Very Good- 8vo 8"-9" tall Former owner's name on first blank, otherwise clean and secure in original brown cloth binding with gilt lettering and decoration at spine and front board; b&w illustrated plates chipped along outer edges. Cloth worn at spine ends and corners. OCLC: 1361422 George Washington Harris (1814 – 1869) was an American humorist best known for his character, "Sut Lovingood, " an Appalachian backwoods reveler fond of telling tall tales. Harris was among the seminal writers of Southern humor, and has been called "the most original and gifted of the antebellum humorists." His work influenced authors such as Mark Twain, William Faulkner, and Flannery O'Connor. Harris moved to Knoxville, Tennessee as a child, later working as a silversmith, riverboat captain, and farmer. His earliest political satires were published in the Knoxville Argus around 1840. He wrote his Sut Lovingood tales for various newspapers in the 1850s and 1860s, twenty-four of which are collected in this book. The character of Sut was inspired by a farmer William "Sut" Miller, whom Harris met while surveying several copper mines in the Ducktown area in southeast Tennessee.
Very Good. No Jacket. 1867, First Edition. 299 pp. A Very Good copy in gilt-stamped green cloth. Edgewear with rubbing and corners bumped. Early splitting to rear inner hinge. PO signature on fly leaf. Contents otherwise clean, bright, and unmarked.
Good. 299 pages, 6 plates, cloth, ex-library with usual library markings otherwise very good. From the Wikipedia website: "George Washington Harris (March 20, 1814, Allegheny City, Pennsylvania-December 11, 1869, near Knoxville, Tennessee), was an American humorist. Harris was taken to Knoxville, Tennessee when four years old, where he was apprenticed to a jeweler. Afterward, he commanded a Tennessee river steamboat. He wrote able political articles during the William Henry Harrison campaign, and in 1843 began to contribute humorous stories to the New York "Spirit of the Times, " under the pen name of "S--l. " In 1858-'61 he wrote for Nashville journals the "Sut Lovengood Papers, " some of which afterward appeared in book form as Sut Lovengood's Yarns (New York, 1867). Captain Harris made several inventions, which he described in Scientific American. He died suddenly, and it was thought by some that he was poisoned. " M25; Ex-Library; 299 pages.
First edition. Decorative brown cloth gilt-stamped, beveled edges. Illustrated. Cloth a bit scuffed, extremities worn, very thin dampstain on top page edges, about very good. A collection of twenty-four Sut Lovingood tales, sixteen of which had been published in various newspapers prior to the Civil War.
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