Monthly Archives: June 2017

Tender Memories

Quick Quotes 6. The following is taken from William Howitt’s A Country Book: for the field, the forest, and the fireside (1859): But if the days of June are now warm, and brilliant, and beautiful, ah! how soft and beautiful … Continue reading

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Uninvited but Welcome

Quick Quotes 5. The following is taken from George Head’s Forest Scenes and Incidents in the Wilds of North America (1829): As countries become more civilized, the social feeling is proportionably restrained; amd hospitality and barbarism are, it is said, … Continue reading

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A Disturbed Night

Snippets 122. In 1815 George Head, the assistant commissary-general of the commissariat of the 3rd division of the Spanish army, undertook a journey across North America, snappily titled Forest Scenes and Incidents in the Wilds of North America, Being a … Continue reading

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American Wives

Quick Quotes 4. The following is taken from Max O’Rell’s Jonathan and his Continent (1889): The wives of men with middle-class incomes imitate the luxury of the millionaire’s wife. I expected to find it so: in a Democratic country the … Continue reading

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Too Much Rum

Quick Quotes 3. The following is taken from George Head’s Forest Scenes and Incidents in the Wilds of North America (1829): Two country fellows came into the inn while I was eating, and placed themselves at a small table in … Continue reading

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Mob Justice

Snippets 121. Attitudes towards women, and their treatment by men, has been the source of concern and debate throughout history. The quote below illustrates how travel writer Max O’Rell felt that America was quite progressive in this respect at the … Continue reading

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A Bad View

Quick Quotes 2.  The following is taken from Max O’Rell’s Jonathan and his Continent (1889): At the theatre, women wear silk, which prevents one from hearing, and hats a foot high, which prevent one from seeing. An American was once … Continue reading

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