Little Masterpieces of American Wit and Humor, Volume I by Thomas L. Masson

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Editor Masson, Thomas L., 1866-1934
Title Little Masterpieces of American Wit and Humor, Volume I
Contents IRVING: Wouter Van Twiller -- Wilhelmus Kieft -- Peter Stuyvesant -- Antony Van Corlear -- General Van Poffenburgh
FRANKLIN: Maxims -- Model of a Letter of Recommendation of a Person You Are Unacquainted with -- Epitaph for Himself
BUTLER: Nothing to Wear
BEECHER: Deacon Marble -- The Deacon's Trout -- The Dog Noble and the Empty Hole
GREENE: Old Grimes
HOLMES: My Aunt -- The Deacon's Masterpiece; or, the Wonderful "One-hoss Shay" -- Foreign Correspondence -- Music-Pounding -- The Ballad of the Oysterman
WILLIS: Miss Albina McLush -- Love in a Cottage
PALMER: A Smack in School
SHILLABER ("Mrs. Partington"): Fancy Diseases -- Bailed Out -- Seeking a Comet -- Going to California -- Mrs. Partington in Court --
SILL: Five Lives
FIELDS: The Owl-Critic -- The Alarmed Skipper
HAY: Little Breeches
SHAW ("Josh Billings"): Natral and Unnatral Aristokrats
LOWELL: The Yankee Recruit -- What Mr. Robinson Thinks
WARNER: My Summer in a Garden
COZZENS: Living in the Country
LELAND: Hans Breitmann's Party
WHICHER: Tim Crane and the Widow
SAXE: The Stammering Wife
KELLEY ("Parmenas Mix"): He Came to Pay
HOLLEY: A Pleasure Exertion
STEDMAN: The Diamond Wedding
MISCELLANEOUS: Why He Left -- A Boy's Essay on Girls -- Identified -- One Better -- A Rendition -- A Cause for Thanks -- Crowded -- The Wedding Journey -- A Case of Conscience -- He Rose to the Occasion -- Polite -- Lost, Strayed or Stolen -- A Gentle Complaint -- Music by the Choir
TWAIN: The Notorious Jumping Frog of Calveras County.
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Language English
LoC Class PN: Language and Literatures: Literature: General, Criticism, Collections
Subject American wit and humor
Category Text
EBook-No. 21196
Release Date
Most Recently Updated Jan 2, 2021
Copyright Status Public domain in the USA.
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