The Wit and Humor of America, Volume X

Author: Various Authors
Published: 1907
Language: English
Wordcount: 55,840 / 166 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 56
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 711
Added to site: 2008.01.27
mnybks.net#: 19871
Origin: gutenberg.org
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Araminta and the Automobile, by Loomis -- At Aunty's House, by Riley -- The Backsliding Brother, by Stanton -- Biggs' Bar, by Sutherland -- A Bookworm's Plaint, by Scollard -- Breitmann in Politics, by Leland -- A Concord Love Song, by Roche -- Contentment, by Holmes -- The Demon of the Study, by Whittier -- Der Oak Und Der Vine, by Adams -- A Double-Dyed Deceiver, by O. Henry -- Dum Vivimus Vigilamus, by Paul -- The Evidence in the Case of Smith vs. Jones, by Clemens -- Fall Styles in Faces, by Irwin -- "Festina Lente", by Burdette -- The Genial Idiot Discusses Leap Year, by Bangs -- The Great Prize Fight, by Clemens -- Had a Set of Double Teeth, by Day -- The Height of the Ridiculous, by Holmes -- Her Brother: Enfant Terrible, by Sabin -- Hezekiah Bedott's Opinion, by Whicher -- His Grandmother's Way, by Stanton -- The Invisible Prince, by Harland -- The Jackpot, by Ironquill -- Jacob, by Cary -- Johnny's Pa, by Nesbit -- A Lay of Ancient Rome, by Ybarra -- Little Bopeep and Little Boy Blue, by Peck -- Love Song, by Leland -- Maxims, by Franklin -- The Meeting, by Riser -- Mister Rabbit's Love Affair, by Stanton -- A Mother of Four, by Tompkins -- A Mothers' Meeting, by Bridges -- Nevada Sketches, by Clemens -- A New Year Idyl, by Field -- An Old-Time Singer, by Stanton -- Oncl' Antoine on 'Change, by Amsbary -- Our Hired Girl, by Riley -- Plain Language from Truthful James, by Harte -- A Poe-'em of Passion, by Lummis -- Possession, by Lampton -- The Real Diary of a Real Boy, by Shute -- The Reason, by Ironquill -- Rubaiyat of Mathieu Lattellier, by Amsbary -- Settin' by the Fire, by Stanton -- A Shining Mark, by Ironquill -- "There's a Bower of Bean-Vines", by Cary -- To Bary Jade, by Adams -- Tom's Money, by Spofford -- The Trial that Job Missed, by Harris -- Trouble-Proof, by Sabin -- Uncle Bentley and the Roosters, by Carruth -- Unsatisfied Yearning, by Munkittrick -- What Lack We Yet, by Burdette -- When Lovely Woman, by Cary -- The Whisperer, by Ironquill -- Why Wait for Death and Time?, by Taylor -- Willy and the Lady, by Burgess -- Winter Dusk, by Munkittrick -- Winter Joys, by Field -- Ye Legende of Sir Yroncladde, by Nesbitt.

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ame into every nursery in the civilized world. But he was not destined to wear his laurels undisturbed: England, with monstrous perfidy, at once claimed the "Apostrophe" for her favorite son, Martin Farquhar Tupper, and sent up a howl of vindictive abuse from her polluted press against our beloved Perry. With one accord, the American people rose up in his defense, and a devastating war was only averted by a public denial of the paternity of the poem by the great Proverbial over his own signature. This noble act of Mr. Tupper gained him a high place in the affection of this people, and his sweet platitudes have been read here with an ever augmented spirit of tolerance since that day.

The conduct of England toward Mr. Perry told upon his constitution to such an extent that at one time it was feared the gentle bard would fade and flicker out altogether; wherefore, the solicitude of influential officials was aroused in his behalf, and through their generosity he was provided with an asylum in Sing Sing pri

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