This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1868 edition. Excerpt: ... THE BUZZEBS. Ov Awl the insekts or even animals, who occupy two legs and breathe the same kind ov air, and drink the same kind ov water that other folks do, thare is not a more distressingly bizzy and uncomfortably obnoxious one, than yure whisperer. I mean now those men or those wimmin whose position ...
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1868 edition. Excerpt: ... THE BUZZEBS. Ov Awl the insekts or even animals, who occupy two legs and breathe the same kind ov air, and drink the same kind ov water that other folks do, thare is not a more distressingly bizzy and uncomfortably obnoxious one, than yure whisperer. I mean now those men or those wimmin whose position in the world gives them the title tew be listened to, and even beleaved, who spend their lives like a bumbel bee on the wing, from flower to flower, and from thistle to thistle, buzzing and whispering. These kind ov bumbel beeze deal only in sekrets ov the most delikate or dreadful kind, which they entrust to you with awl the importance and amiable reserve that distinguishes the intimate frend. Thare is nothing in the world that would give them more pain or confusion (if you can beleave them) than to have their buzzes repeated, and yet, in truth, nothing would giv them more mortifikation if they were not They sow their seed as the husbandman duz his expekting it tew sprout, and rejoice as he duz in a good crop. I know not from what ambishun this buzzing springs, unless it is the vanity ov knowledge, or the skarcity ov news; but one thing is certain, that no more inveterate workers kan be found--they are emphatikally the early birds who find the worm; they are the bizzy bees ov thrift, and they are your provident pissmires who alwus have corn in their cells against the calamity ov a wet day. Evry citty has a thousand ov them, evry village a score, and evry naborhood its Aunt Dority, or its Unkle Darby, who whisper and buzz from Christmas to Christmas agin. These insekts know evry marriage that is on the ways, and just when it is tew be launched; they know awl the slips and the slipshods within a circle of twenty leagues or more; they "guess...
J. H. Howard Backstrip, Illus. Acceptable. No Jacket. Comic illustrations by J. H. Howard. Backstrip missing from spine but the upper part of it is inserted inside front cover and could be reaffixed. Inner front hinge is very loose at the lower half.
Very Good- Hardcover. 8vo. Very Good-maroon cloth covered boards with gilt title to spine. Edgewear to exterior. Front and rear free end pages have been removed. Includes comic illustrations by author. 263 pages. Literature. LIT/3043.
Howard, J.H. Good. 12mo. 263 pages, b/w comic illustrations by J.H. Howard; brown cloth/design blind stamped front cover. Good+, over spine scuffed/ends worn, light general wear, first 2 blank front end papers removed, light foxing few pages; tight; no dust jacket.
J. H. Howard, Illustrator. Very Good. No Dust jacket. First Edition, with 1868 in Roman Numerals on title page, copyright 1868 on copyright page. Clean green stamped cloth boards with gold lettering on spine. Some fraying/wear at top and bottom spine edges, tiny spots of wear to corner tips. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with blue endpapers (previous owner name and dat (July 15, 1868) on front free endpaper. Comic illustrations by the author. 263 pages.
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