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CONTENTS

155

No. III.—What Mr. Robinson thinks,..

169

No. IV.-Remarks of Increase D. O'Phace, Esquire,

at an Extrumpery Caucus in State Street, rc-

ported by Mr. H. Biglow...

181

No. V.–The Debate in the Sennit. Sot to a Nusry

Rhyme,

196

No. VI.-The Pious Editor's Creed,..

205

No. VII.-A Letter from a Candidate for the Presi-

dency in Answer to suttin Questions proposed

by Mr. Hosea Biglow, inclosed in a Note from

Mr. Biglow to S. H. Gay, Esq., Editor of the

National Anti-slavery Standard,..

214

No. VIII.-A Second Letter from B. Sawin, Esq.,.. 225

No. IX.-A Third Letter from B. Sawin, Esq.,. 243

GLOSSARY,..

261

INDEX,.

267

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VOL. II.

THE BIGLOW PAPERS.

No. I.

A LETTER

FROM MR. EZEKIEL BIGLOW OF JAALAM TO THE

HON. JOSEPH T. BUCKINGHAM, EDITOR OF THE BOSTON COURIER, INCLOSING A POEM OF HIS SON, MR. HOSEA BIGLOW.

JAYLEM, june 1846. MISTER EDDYTER:–Our Hosea wuz down to Boston last week, and he see a cruetin Sarjunt a struttin round as popler as a hen with 1 chicking, with 2 fellers a drummin and fifin arter him like all nater. the sarjunt he thout Hosea hedn’t gut his i teeth cut cos he looked a kindo's though he'd jest coin down, so he cal’lated to hook him but Hosy woodn't take none o' his sarse for all he hed much as 20 Rooster's tales stuck onto his hat and ecnamost enuf brass a bobbin up and down on his

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shoulders and figureed onto his coat and trousis, let alone wut nater hed sot in his featers, to make a 6 pounder out on.

wal, Hosea he com home considerabal riled, and arter I'd gone to bed I heern Him a thrashin round like a short-tailed Bull in fli-time. The old Woman ses she to me ses she, Zekle, ses she, our Hosee's gut he chollery or suthin anuther ses she, don't you Bee skeered, ses I, he's oney amakin pottery ses i, he's ollers on hand at that ere busynes like Da & martin, and shure enuf, cum mornin, Hosy he cum down stares full chizzle, hare on eend and cote tales flyin, and sot rite of to go reed his varses to Parson Wilbur bein he haint aney grate shows o' book larnin himself, bimeby he cum back and sed the parson wuz dreffle tickled with 'em as i hoop you will Be, and said they wuz True grit.

Hosea ses taint hardly fair to call 'em hisn now, cos the parson kind o’ slicked off sum o’the last varses, but he told Hosee he didnt want to put his ore in to tetch to the Rest on 'em, bein they wuz verry well As thay wuz, and then Hosy ses he sed suthin a nuther about Simplex Mundishes or sum sech feller, but I guess Hosea kind o' didn't hear him, for I never hearn o' nobody o' that name in this villadge, and I've lived here man and boy 76 year cum next tater diggin, and thair aint no wheres a kitting spryer ’n I be.

* Aut insanit, aut versos facit.-H. W.

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