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The Dutchman's Fireside

By Paulding, James Kirke

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Title: The Dutchman's Fireside  
Author: Paulding, James Kirke
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Language: English
Subject: Literature, Literature & thought, Writing.
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Excerpt: The idea of the following tale was conceived on reading, many years ago, ?The Memoirs of an American Lady,? by Mrs. Grant, of Laggan; and the work partly finished about that time. The reader acquainted with the book referred to will, perhaps, wonder at the indiscretion of the author of the Dutchman?s Fireside in thus, as it were, provoking a comparison with one of the finest sketches of early American manners ever drawn.

Table of Contents
Table of Contents: The Dutchman's Fireside, 1 -- James Kirke Paulding, 1 -- VOL. I, 2 -- ADVERTISEMENT, 2 -- Chapter I. Rural Scenes and rural Manners, 2 -- Chapter II. The Reader is introduced to a bashful young Gentleman!, 7 -- Chapter III. A Young Lady who would have been one hundred years old had she lived long enou1gh. -- Chapter IV. The Morning's smiles, the Evening's tears, 16 -- Chapter V. An Irruption of Boiled Lobsters, 22 -- Chapter VI. A Beau of the Old Regime, 24 -- Chapter VII. An Invasion of State Rights, 27 -- Chapter VIII. Our Hero, for the first time in his life, comes to a determination, 29 -- Chapter IX. The Wilderness, 32 -- Chapter X. A Night Scene, 35 -- Chapter XI. A Woodman, 38 -- Chapter XII. The Woodman's Home, 41 -- Chapter XIII. The Kings of the Woods, 45 -- Chapter XIV. The Stranger undertakes the reformation of our Hero, 48 -- Chapter XV. Our Hero takes his departure, 51 -- Chapter XVI. Showing that old Scenes revive old Habits, 53 -- Chapter XVII. An irruption of wandering Arabs, and a swarming of Bees, 56 -- Chapter XVIII. A civilized Savage, 58 -- Chapter XVIII. Additional Traits of the civilized Savage, 61 -- Chapter XX. A Hit and a Miss, 62 -- Chapter XXI. A trial of Skill, 65 -- Chapter XXII. Our Hero loses his character for morals and gallantry, 67 -- Chapter XXIII. The Pipe is broken at last, 69 -- Chapter XXIV. A Separation instead of a Union, 73 -- VOL. II, 74 -- Chapter I. A long Voyage!, 74 -- Chapter II. Which may be skipped over by the gentle Reader, as it contains not a single bloody 9adventure. -- Chapter III. A Knight and an Honourable. The Reader is desired to make his best bow, 81 -- Chapter IV. A reigning Belle, 83 -- Chapter V. Manoeuvring, 84 -- Chapter VI. In which the Reader will be puzzled to discover whether the gray Mare is the better 6Horse or not. -- Chapter VII. The Rape of the Picture, 88 -- Chapter VIII. A Hero in snuff?coloured Breeches, 90 -- Chapter IX. Of the noble revenge of Sir Thicknesse Throgmorton. The Author lauds the Ladies. 2 -- Chapter X. How oft the colours of men's clothes Their future destinies disclose!, 94 -- Chapter XI. A good Resolution sometimes comes a day after the Fair, 97 -- Chapter XII. Gilfillan and Sybrandt set out on a long journey, 99 -- Section, 99 -- Letter, 100 -- Section, 101 -- Chapter XIII. Adieu a while to the Dutchman's Fireside, 103 -- Chapter XIV. Sybrandt begins to Act instead of think, 106 -- Chapter XV. A Night Adventure, 110

 

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