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" The pen, and ink, and a sheet o' paper, and a wafer,' is no unusual request ; and when the pen is returned, you are generally informed, that you sent ' an awful bad pen.' " I have been frequently reminded of one of Johnson's humorous sketches. A man returning... "
A New Home--who'll Follow?: Or, Glimpses of Western Life - Page 116
by Caroline Matilda Kirkland - 1839 - 337 pages
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The Mechanic and Chemist: A Magazine of the Arts and Sciences, Volume 4

1839
...send a towel.1 " 'The pen and ink and a sheet o' paper tad a wafer,' is no unusual request ; and vhea the pen is returned, you are generally informed that you sent ' an awful bad' pen.' " The following extracts show that men of talent and good company may be found by those who seek for...
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The North American Review, Volume 50

Jared Sparks, Edward Everett, Henry Cabot Lodge, James Russell Lowell - American fiction - 1840
...be the thing he needs. " ' Yes, I shall probably want them.' " ' Oh, well ; if you want them, — I was thinking to get 'em to go up north a piece.' "...Here, I 've broke your rotten wheel-barrow, usin' on 't. I wish you 'd get it mended right off, 'cause I want to borrow it again this afternoon.' The...
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The North American Review, Volume 50

Jared Sparks, Edward Everett, Henry Cabot Lodge, James Russell Lowell - American fiction - 1840
...be the thing he needs. " ' Yes, I shall probably want them.1 " 'Oh, well ; if you want them, — I was thinking to get 'em to go up north a piece.' "...Here, I 've broke your rotten wheel-barrow, usin' on 't. I wish you 'd get it mended right off, 'cause I want to borrow it again this afternoon.' The...
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The American Miscellany, Issue 1

Popular literature - 1840
...a " wash-dish," "because we've got company." Presently she came back : " Mother says you've lorgot to send a towel." " The pen and ink and a sheet o•...are generally informed that you sent " an awful bad pen.M 1 have been frequently reminded of one of Johnson's humorous sketches. A man returning a broken...
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Chambers's Edinburgh Journal

Edinburgh (Scotland) - 1841
...borrow a " wash-dish," " because we've got company." Presently she came back — " Mother say* you've forgot to send a towel." •• The pen and ink, and...the pen is returned, you are generally informed that yon sent "an awful bad pen." — Mri Claven't Wetter* Life in America. EDINBURGH: Printed and published...
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The Living Authors of America: 1st ser

Thomas Powell - American literature - 1850 - 365 pages
...to go up north a piece.' " Or perhaps the desired article comes within the female depart-, men!. " ' Mother wants to get some butter : that 'ere butter...' Here' I 've broke your rotten wheel-barrow usin' on 't. I wish you 'd get it mended right off, 'cause I want to borrow it again this afternoon.' The...
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The Living Authors of America: 1st ser

Thomas Powell - American literature - 1850 - 365 pages
...dirty pail, with, ' Here 's your butter !' "A girl came in to borrow a 'wash-dish,' 'because we've got company.' Presently she came back : ' Mother says...' Here' I Ve broke your rotten wheel-barrow usin' on 't. I wish you 'd get it mended right off, 'cause I want to borrow it again this afternoon.' The...
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The Prose Writers of America: With a Survey of the Intellectual History ...

Rufus Wilmot Griswold - American prose literature - 1856 - 552 pages
...Putnam's Library of American Books. CAROLINE M. KIRKLAND. MR. AND MRS. DOUBLEDAY. FROM A NEW HOME. 1 IHVE been frequently reminded of one of Johnson's humorous sketches. A man returning a broken wheelbarrow toa Quaker, with " Here, I've broke your rotten wheelbarrow, usin' on 't. I wish you'd get it mended...
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A Compendium of American Literature: Chronologically Arranged, with ...

Charles Dexter Cleveland - American literature - 1859 - 784 pages
...borrow a " wash-dish," " because we've got company." Presently she came back : " Mother says you've forgot to send a towel." " The pen and ink, and a...returning a broken wheelbarrow to a Quaker with, "Here, I've broke your rotten wheelbarrow usin" on't: I wish you'd get it mended right off, 'cause I want...
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A Compendium of English Literature: Chronologically Arranged, from Sir John ...

Charles Dexter Cleveland - English literature - 1862 - 776 pages
...borrow a " wash-dish," " because we've got company." Presently she came back : " Mother says you've forgot to send a towel." " The pen and ink, and a...bad pen." I have been frequently reminded of one of Johuson's humorous sketches. A man returning a broken wheelbarrow to a Quaker with, " Here, I've broke...
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