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Nature and Human Nature.

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Pages: 388

Language: English

Book format: An electronic version of a printed book that can be read on a computer or handheld device designed specifically for this purpose.

Publisher: (1 Mar. 2005)

By: Thomas Chandler Haliburton (Author)

This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1859 Excerpt: is some lubbly graby! Try dis, Massa. My old missus in Varginy was werry ticular about her graby. She usen to say,' Sorrow, it tante fine clothes makes de gentleman, but a delicate taste for soups, and grabys, and currys. Barbacues, roast pigs, salt meat, and such coarse tings, is only fit for Congress men.' I kirsait my graby, Massa, is done to de turn ob a hair, for dis child is a rambitious niggar. Fust, Massa, I puts in a lump ob butter bout size ob peace ob chalk, and a glass ob water, and den prinkle in flour to make it look like milk, den put him on fire, and when he hiss, stir him wid spoon to make him hush: den I adds inion, dat is fust biled to take off de trong taste, eetle made mustard, and a pinch ob most elegant super-superor yellow snuff.' 'Snuff, you rascal!' said I, 'how dare you? Take it away--throw it overboard! Oh, Lord! to think of eating snuff! Was there ever anything half so horrid since the world began? Sorrow, I thought you had better broughtens up.' 'Well, now, Massa,' said he, ' does you tink dis niggar hab no soul?' and he went to the locker, and brought out a small square pint bottle, and said, ' Smell dat, Massa: dat are oliriferous, dat are a fac.' 'Why, that's curry-powder,' I said: 'why don't you call things by their right name?' 'Massa,' said he, with a knowing wink, ' dere is more snuff den is made of baccy, dat are an undoubtable fac. De scent ob dat is so good, I can smell it ashore amost. Den, Massa, when graby is all ready, and distrained beautiful, dis child warms him up by de fire and stirs him: but,' and he put his finger on his nose, and looked me full in the face, and paused, 'but, Massa, it must be stir all de...
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