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The Youth of Jefferson

A Chronicle of College Scrapes at Williamsburg, in Virginia, A.D. 1764

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Author: Anonymous
Published: 1854
Language: English
Wordcount: 56,818 / 179 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 56.2
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 764
Added to site: 2007.11.02
mnybks.net#: 18821
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: Humor
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looks still on the noble river flowing to the sea, and on the distant town of Williamsburg, from which light clouds of smoke curl upward and are lost in the far-reaching azure.

Shadynook was one of those old hip-roofed houses which the traveller of to-day meets with so frequently, scattered throughout Virginia, crowning every knoll and giving character to every landscape. Before the house stretched a green lawn bounded by a low fence; and in the rear a garden full of flowers and blossoming fruit trees made the surrounding air faint with the odorous breath of Spring.

Over the old house, whose dormer windows were wreathed with the mosses of age, stretched the wide arms of two noble elms; and the whole homestead had about it an air of home comfort, and a quiet, happy repose, which made many a wayfarer from far countries sigh, as he gazed on it, embowered in its verdurous grove.

In the garden is an arbor, over which flowering vines of every description hover and bloom, full of the wine of spr

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