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the old discourses yet subsisting to us in print, the endless spinal column of divisions and subdivisions can be likened to nothing so exactly as to the vertebræ of the saurians, whence the theorist may conjecture à race of Anakim proportionate to the withstanding of these other monsters. I say Anakim rather than Nephelim, because there seem reasons for supposing that the race of those whose heads (though no giants) are constantly enveloped in clouds (which that name imports) will never become extinct. The attempt to vanquish the innumerable heads of one of those aforementioned discourses may supply us with a plausible interpretation of the second labor of Hercules, and his successful experiment with fire affords us a useful precedent.
But while I lament the degeneracy of the age in this regard, I cannot refuse to succumb to its influence. Looking out through my study-window, I see Mr. Biglow at a distance busy in gathering his Baldwins, of which, to judge by the number of barrels lying about under the trees, his crop is more abundant than my own,-by which sight I am admonished to turn to those orchards of the mind wherein my labors may be more prospered, and apply myself diligently to the preparation of my next Sabbath's discourse.-H. W.]
Coons, a cant term for a now
defunct party; derived, perAct’lly, actually.
haps, from the fact of their Air, are.
being commonly up a tree. Airth, earth.
Cornwallis, a sort of muster in Airy, area.
masqueraile ; supposed to Aree, area.
have had its origin soon after Arter, after.
the Revolution, and to commemorate the surrender of Lord Cornwallis. It took the
place of the old Guy Fawkes B.
Crooked stick, a perverse, froBeller, bellow.
ward person. Bellowses, lungs.
Cunnle, a colonel. Ben, been
Cus, a curse ; also, a pitiful Bile, boil.
fellow. Bimeby, by and by. Blurt out, to speak bluntly.
D. Bust, burst. Buster, a roistering blade ; used Darsn't, used indiscriminately, also as a general superlative. either in singular or plural
number, for dare not, dares
not, and dared not. C.
Deacon off, to give the cue to;
derived from a custom, once Caird, carried.
universal, but now extinct, Cairn, carrying.
in our New England ConCaleb, a turncoat.
gregational churches. An Cal'late, calculate.
important part of the office Cass, a person with two lives. of deacon was to read aloud Close, clothes.
the hymns given out by the Cockerel, a young cock.
minister, one line at a time, Cocktail, a kind of drink; also, the congregation singing each
an ornament peculiar to sol- line as soon as read. diers.
Demmercrat, leadin’, one in faConvention, a place where peo- vor of extending slavery; a
ple are imposed on; a jug- free-trade lecturer maintained gler's show.
in the custom-house.
Grit, spirit, energy, pluck. Doos, does.
Grout, to sulk. Doughface, a contented lick- Grouty, crabbed, surly.
spittle ; a common variety of Gum, to impose on. Northern politician.
Gump, a foolish fellow, a dulDror, draw.
lard. Du, do.
Gut, got. Dunno, dno, do not or does not know.
Hellum, helm. Eend, end.
Hendy, handy. Ef, if
Het, heated. Emptins, yeast.
Hev, have. Envy, envoy.
Hez, has. Everlasting, an intensive, with. | Holl, whole.
out reference to duration. Holt, hold. Ev'y, every.
Huf, hoof Ez, as.
Humbug, General Taylor's
anti-slavery. Fence, on the ; said of one who Hut, hurt.
halts between two opinions;
Insines, ensigns; used to deFish-skin, used in New England signate both the officer who to clarify coffee.
carries the standard, and the Fix, a difficulty, a nonplus. standard itself. Foller, folly, to follow.
Inter, intu, into.
cally, to draw a straight fur- Jest, just.
Jint, joint. Fust, first.
Junk, a fragment of any solid
Nimepunce, ninepence, twelve
Sarse, abuse, impertinence.
Saxon, sacristan, sexton.
Scringe, cringe. Offen, often.
Scrouge, to crowd. Ole, old.
Sech, such. Ollers, olluz, always.
Set by, valued On, of; used before it or them, Shakes, great, of considerable
or at the end of a sentence consequence. as, on’t, on’em, nut ez ever Shappoes, chapeaux, cockedI heerd on.
hats. On'y, only.
Skooting, running, or moving Peaked, pointed.
swiftly. Peek, to peep.
Slarterin', slaughtering. Pickerel, the pike, a fish. Slim, contemptible.