Category Archives: Quick Quotes

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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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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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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Shocking Trousers

Quick Quotes 1.  The following is taken from Max O’Rell’s Jonathan and his Continent (1889): In America, gentlemen’s dress is plain, even severe : a high hat, black coat, dark trousers, fancy cloth is little used, even in travelling. I … Continue reading

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