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The Englishwoman in America

By Bird, Isabella Lucy

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Title: The Englishwoman in America  
Author: Bird, Isabella Lucy
Language: English
Subject: Literature & thought, Literature and history, Literature & philosophy
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Table of Contents
CONTENTS. CHAPTER I. Prefatory and explanatory--The voyage out--The sentimental--The actual --The oblivious--The medley--Practical joking--An unwelcome companion-- American patriotism--The first view--The departure. CHAPTER II. An inhospitable reception--Halifax and the Blue Noses--The heat-- Disappointed expectations--The great departed--What the Blue Noses might be--What the coach was not--Nova Scotia and its capabilities--The roads and their annoyances--A tea dinner--A night journey and a Highland cabin --A nautical catastrophe--A joyful reunion. CHAPTER III. Popular ignorance--The garden island--Summer and winter contrasted--A wooden capital--Island politics, and their consequences--Gossip--Blowintime-- Religion and the clergy--The servant nuisance--Colonial society--An evening party--An island premier--Agrarian outrage--A visit to the Indians--The pipe of peace--An Indian coquette--Country hospitality--A missionary--A novel mode of lobster-fishing--Uncivilised life--Far away in the woods--Starvation and dishonesty--An old Highlander and a Highland welcome--Hopes for the future. CHAPTER IV. From St. George's Cross to the Stars and Stripes--Unpunctuality-- Incompetence--A wretched night--Colonial curiosity--The fashions--A night in a buffalo robe--A stage journey--A queer character--Politics-- Chemistry--Mathematics--Rotten bridges--A midnight arrival--Colonial ignorance--Yankee conceit--What ten-horse power chaps can do--The pestilence--The city on the rock--New Brunswick--Steamboat peculiarities --Going ahead in the eating line--A storm--Stepping ashore. CHAPTER V. First experiences of American freedom--The striped pig and Dusty Ben 3


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