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P. Peaked, pointed. Peek, to peep. Pickerel, the pike, a fish. Pint, point. Pocket full of rocks, plenty of money. Pooty, pretty. Pop'ler, conceited, popular. Pus, purse. Put out, troubled, vexed.
Sogerin', soldiering; barbarous
amusement common among men in
the savage state. Som'ers, somewhere. So'st, so as that. Sot, set, obstinate, resolute. Spiles, spoils; objects of political am
bition. Spry, active. Staddles, stout stakes driven into the
salt marshes, on which the hay-ricks are set, and thus raised out of the
reach of high tides. Streaked, uncomfortable, discomfited. Suckle, circle Sutthin', something. Suttin, certain.
Q. Quarter, a quarter-dollar. Queen’s-arm, a musket.
R. Resh, rush. Revelee, the réveille. Rile, to trouble. Riled, angry; disturbed, as the sediment in
any liquid. Riz, risen. Row, a long row to hoe, a difficult
task. Rugged, robust.
S. Sarse, abuse, impertinence. Sartin, certain. Saxon, sacristan, sexton. Scaliest, worst. Scringe, cringe. Scrouge, to crowd. Sech, such. Set by, valued. Shakes, great, of considerable conse
quence. Shappoes, chapeaux, cocked-hats. Sheer, share. Shet, shut. Shut, shirt, Skeered, scared. Skeeter, mosquito. Skooting, running, or moving swiftly. Slarterin', slaughtering. Slim, contemptible. Snaked, crawled like a snake; but to
snake any one out is to track him to his hiding-place; to snake a thing cut is to snatch it out.
Take on, to sorrow.
Tetch tu, to be able ; used always after
a negative in this sense. Tollable, tolerable. Toot, used derisively for playing on
any wind instrument. Thru, through. Thundering, a euphemism common in
New England, for the profane Eng. lish expression devilish. Perhaps derived from the belief, common formerly, that thunder was caused by the Prince of the Air, for some of whose accomplishments consult Cotton Mather. Tu, to, too; commonly has this sound when used emphatically, or at the end of a sentence. At other times it has the sound of t in tough, as, Ware ye goin' tu ? Goin' ta Boston.
Ugly, ill-tempered, intractable.
Uncle Sam, United States; the largest
boaster of liberty and owner of slaves.
A. wants his axe ground, 282.
A. B., information wanted concerning,
Abraham (Lincoln), his constitutional
Abuse, an, its usefulness, 295.
Adam, eldest son of, respected, 185–
his fall, 301 -how if he had bitten a
apple ? 304.
Adam, Grandfather, forged will of, 271.
Æneas goes to hell, 214.
Æolus, a seller of money, as is sup-
posed by some, 215.
Aschylus, a saying of, 199, note.
Alligator, a decent one conjectured to
be, in some sort, humane, 220.
Allsmash, the eternal, 286.
Alphonso the Sixth of Portugal, tyran-
nical act of, 221.
Ambrose, Saint, excellent (but ration-
alistic) sentiment of, 193.
American Citizen," new compost so
American Eagle, a source of inspira-
tion, 196 — hitherto wrongly classed,
199- long bill of, ib.
Americans bebrothered, 265.
Amos cited, 193.
Anakim, that they formerly existed,
Angels providentially speak French,
189 – conjectured to be skilled in all
Anglo-Saxondom, its idea, what, 188.
Anglo-Saxon mask, 188.
Anglo-Saxon race, 187.
Anglo-Saxon verse, by whom carried to
Antiquaries, Royal Society of North-
Antonius, a speech of, 194-by whom
best reported, ib.
Antony of Padua, Saint, happy in his
Apocalypse, beast in, magnetic to theo-
Apollo, confessed mortal by his own
Apollyon, his tragedies popular, 206.
Appian, an Alexandrian, not equal to
Shakespeare as an orator, 194.
Applause, popular, the summum bo-
Ararat, ignorance of foreign tongues
is an, 200.
Arcadian background, 216.
Ar c'houskezik, an evil spirit, 275.
Ardennes, Wild Boar of, an ancestor
of Rev. Mr. Wilbur, 254.
Aristocracy, British, their natural sym-
Arms, profession of, once esteemed,
especially that of gentlemen, 185.
Astor, Jacob, a rich man, 211.
Astræa, nineteenth century forsaken
Athenians, ancient, an institution of,
Atherton, Senator, envies the loon, 202.
“ Atlantic,” editors of. See Neptune.
Atropos, a lady skilful with the scis.
Austin, Saint, profane wish of, 1951
note – prayer of, 254.
Austrian eagle split, 295:
Aye-Aye, the, an African animal,
America supposed to be settied by,
B., a Congressman, vide A.
Babel, probably the first Congress, 200
- a gabble-mill, ib.
Baby, a low-priced one, 214.
Bacon, his rebellion, 276.
Bacon, Lord, quoted, 276.
Bagowind, Hon. Mr., whether to be
Balcom, Elder Joash Q., 2d, founds a
Baptist society in Jaalam, A. D. 1830,
Baldwin apples, 222.
Baratarias, real or imaginary, which
most pleasant, 215.
Barnum, a great natural curiosity rec-
ommended to, 198.
Barrels, an inference from seeing, 222.
Bartlett, Mr., mistaken, 262.
Bâton Rouge, 216– strange peculiari-
ties of laborers at, ib.
Baxter, R., a saying of, 193.
Bay, Mattysqumscot, 220.
Bay State, singular effect produced on
military officers by leaving it, 189.
Beast, in Apocalypse, a loadstone for
whom, 209 — tenth horn of, applied
to recent events, 303.
Beauregard (real name Toutant), 266,
Beaver, brook, 316.
Beelzebub, his rigadoon, 202.
Behmen, his letters not letters, 207.
Behn, Mr. Aphra, quoted, 276.
Bellers, a saloon-keeper, 218 — inhu-
manly refuses credit to a presidential
Belmont. See Woods.
Bentley, bis heroic method with Mil-
Bible, not composed for use of colored
Biglow, Ezekiel, his letter to Hon. J.
T. Buckingham, 183
- never heard
of any one named Mundishes, ib. —
nearly fourscore years old, ib. - his
aunt Keziah, a notable saying of, ib.
Biglow, Hosea, Esquire, excited by
composition, 183 --a poem by, ib., 204
- his opinion of war, 184 — wanted at
home by Nancy, 184 — recommends
a forcible enlistment of warlike edi-
tors, ib. — would not wonder, if gene-
rally agreed with, ib. -- versifies letter
of Mr. Sawin, 185 -- a letter from,
186, 201 — his opinion of Mr. Sawin,
186 - does not deny fun at Cornwal-
lis, ib. note — his idea of militia glory,
187, note - a pun of, 188, note - is
uncertain in regard to people of Bos-
ton, ib. — had never heard of Mr.
John P. Robinson, 190 – aliquid
sufflaminandus, ib. -- his poems at-
tributed to a Mr. Lowell, 192— is
unskilled in Latin, ib. — his poetry
maligned by some, ib. — his disinter-
estedness, ib. — his deep share in
common-weal, 193— his claim to the
presidency, ib. -- his mowing, ib. -
resents being called Whig, ib. — op-
posed to tariff, ib. — obstinate, ib.
infected with peculiar notions, ib. –
reports a speech, 194 – emulates his-
torians of antiquity, ib. — his charac-
ter sketched from a hostile point of
view, 199— a request of his complied
with, 203 — appointed at a public
meeting in Jaalam, 207 - coniesses
ignorance, in one minute particular,
of propriety, ib. — his opinion of
cocked hats, ib. - letter to, ib. -
called “Dear Sir," by a general, ib.
– probably receives same compli-
ment from two hundred and nine, ib.
-- picks his apples, 222 — his crop of
Baldwins conjecturally large, ib. —
his labors in writing autographs, 253
- visits the Judge and has a pleasant
time, 262 — born in Middlesex Coun-
ty, 267 — his favorite walks, ib. - his
gifted pen, 285 — born and bred in
the country, 297 — feels his sap start
in spring, 298 - is at times unsocial,
299 — the school-house where he
learned his a-b-c, ib. — falls asleep,
300 — his ancestor a Cromwellian
colonel, ib. - finds it harder to make
his mind as he grows older, 301 –
wishes he could write a song or two,
305 — liable to moods, 315 – loves
nature and is loved in return, ib. —
describes some favorite haunts of his
315, 316 — his slain kindred, 316-
his speech in March meeting, 317–
does not reckon on being sent to
Congress, 318 - has no eloquence,
ib. — his own reporter, 319 — never
abused the South, 320 — advise Un:
cle Sam, ib. - is not Boston-mad,
321 — bids farewell, 326.
Billings, Dea. Cephas, 186.
Bull, John, prophetic allusion to by
Horace, 264 — his
his mortgage, 271 — unfortunate dip
of, 286 — wool pulled over his eyes,
Buncombe, in the other world sup-
posed, 195 — mutual privilege in,
Bung, the eternal, thought to be loose,
Bungtown Fencibles, dinner of, 190.
Burke, Mr., his age of chivalry sur-
Burleigh, Lord, quoted for something
said in Latin long before, 276.
Burns, Robert, a Scottish poet, 262.
Bushy Brook, 277:
Butler, Bishop, 284.
Butter in Irish bogs, 214.
Billy, Extra, demagogus, 309.
Birch, virtue of, in instilling certain of
the dead languages, 214;
Bird of our country sings hosanna, 187.
Bjarna Grímólfsson invents smoking,
Blind, to go it, 213.
Blitz pulls ribbons from his mouth, 187.
Bluenose potatoes, smell of, eagerly
Bobolink, the, 298.
Bobtail obtains a cardinal's hat, 190.
Boggs, a Norman name, 279.
Bogus Four-Corners Weekly Meridian,
Bolles, Mr. Secondary, author of prize
peace essay, 187 — presents sword to
Lieutenant Colonel, ib. - a fluent
orator, ib. - found to be in error,
Bonaparte, N., a usurper, 209.
Bonds, Confederate, their specie basis
cutlery, 259 — when payable, (atten-
tion, British stockholders !) 286.
Boot-trees, productive, where, 214.
Boston, people of, supposed educated,
188, note — has a good opinion of
itself, 267, 268.
Bowers, Mr. Arphaxad, an ingenious
photographic artist, 290.
Brahmins, navel-contemplating, 206.
Brains, poor substitute for, 268.
Bream, their only business, 263.
Brigadier-Generals in militia, devotion
Brigadiers, nursing ones, tendency in
to literary composition, 256.
Brigitta, viridis, 308.
Britannia, her trident, 273.
Brotherhood, subsides after election,
Brown, Mr., engages in an unequal
Browne, Sir T., a pious and wise senti-
ment of, cited and commended, 186.
Brutus Four-Corners, 254.
Buchanan, a wise and honest man, 280.
Buckingham, Hon. J. T., editor of the
Boston Courier, letters to, 183, 185,
192, 201 — not afraid, 186.
Buffalo. a plan hatched there, 219
plaster, a prophecy in regard to, ib.
Buffaloes, herd of, probable influence
of tracts upon, 305.
C., General, commended for parts, 191
- for ubiquity, ib. — for consistency,
ib. — for fidelity, ib. — is in favor of
war, ib. — his curious valuation of
Cabbage-heads, the, always in majority,
Cabinet, English, makes a blunder,
Cæsar, tribute to, 205 — his veni, vidi,
vici, censured for undue prolixity,
Cainites, sect of, supposed still extant,
Caleb, a monopoly of his denied, 187
- curious notions of, as to meaning
of “shelter,” 188 -- his definition of
Anglo-Saxon, ib. — charges Mexi-
cans (not with bayonets but) with im-
Calhoun, Hon. J. C., his cow-bell cur-
few, light of the nineteenth century
to be extinguished at sound of, 200 -
cannot let go apron-string of the Past,
201 - his unsuccessful tilt at Spirit
of the Age, ib. -- the Sir Kay of mod-
ern chivalry, ib. -- his anchor made
of a crooked pin, ib. - mentioned,
201 - 203
Calyboosus, carcer, 310.
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