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(without typos) from the publisher. 1887. Not illustrated. Excerpt:
... DOLPH HBYLIGER. "I take the town of concord, where I dwell, All
Kilborn be my witness, if I were not Begot in bashfulness, brought
up in shamefacedness. I, et 'un bring a dog but to my vace that can
Zay I have beat 'un, and without a fault; Or but a cat will swear
upon a book, I have as much as zet a vire her tail, And I 'll give
him or her a crown for 'mends." Tale Of A Tub. T N the early time
of the province of New York, 1 while it groaned under the tyranny
of the English governor, Lord Cornbury, who carried his cruelties
towards the Dutch inhabitants so far as to allow no dominie, or
schoolmaster, to officiate in their language without his special
license; about this time there lived in the jolly little old city
of the Manhattoes a kind motherly dame, known by the name of Dame
Heyliger. She was the widow of a Dutch sea-captain, who died
suddenly of a fever, in consequence of working too hard, and eating
too heartily, at the time when all the inhabitants turned out in a
panic, to fortify the place against the invasion of a small French
privateer.* He left her with 1705. very little money, and one
infant son, the only survivor of several children. The good woman
had need of much management to make both ends meet, and keep up a
decent appearance. However, as her husband had fallen a victim to
his zeal for the public safety, it was universally agreed that "
something ought to be done for the widow "; and on the hopes of
this " something" she lived tolerably for some years; in the
meantime everybody pitied and spoke well of her, aud that helped
along. She lived in a small house, in a small street, called Garden
Street, very probably from a garden which may have nourished there
some time or other. As her necessities every year grew greater, and
the talk of...
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