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Compiler Bombaugh, Charles C. (Charles Carroll), 1828-1906
Title Facts and fancies for the curious from the harvest-fields of literature : A melange of excerpta
Contents Americana -- Our national airs -- Our historic characters -- Our wonderlands -- Our language -- First things -- Prototypes -- Forecasts -- Miscellanea curiosa -- Facetiæ -- Flashes of repartee -- The word-twisting of the punsters -- Clever hits of the humorists -- The hits of the satirists -- Evasions of ambiguity -- Comical blunders -- Missing the point of the jokes -- Even Homer sometimes nods -- The stretches of poetic license -- Misquotation -- Falsities and fallacies -- Legendary lore -- Parallel passages -- The wit of the epigrammatists -- Enigmas -- Voices from God's Acre -- The honeyed phrase of compliment -- The mazes of obscurity -- Ideal physical proportions -- Famous beauties -- Female poisoners -- Brevities -- Toasts and mottoes -- Finis coronat opus.
Credits Richard Tonsing and the Online Distributed Proofreading Team at https://www.pgdp.net (This file was produced from images generously made available by The Internet Archive)
Language English
LoC Class PN: Language and Literatures: Literature: General, Criticism, Collections
Subject Literary curiosa
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EBook-No. 66541
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