Introduction JOURNAL--Gravesend--why so called--Deal--Falmouth--Pendennis castle--a gale--a hymn--the gulph weed--sun set at sea--dolphins and flying fish-- first account of the yellow fever--arrival in the Delaware--on shore in the Jerseys--Woodbury--melancholy visit to Philadelphia--arrival at Annapolis ANNAPOLIS--why so called--extract from the charter--situation--loss of the trade--accounted for--Annapolitans partial to theatrical amusements-- produce of Maryland--tobacco--wheat--new species of manure JOURNEY TO THE CAPITAL--filial affection of the negroes--fried squirrels and coffee--Baltimore--the mighty Susquana--intrepidity of a slave--how rewarded--Wilmington--Brandywine--grist mills--the battle--Chester-- arrival at Philadelphia TWO ANECDOTES--a gentleman blacksmith not ashamed of his origin--a high sheriff doing his duty PHILADELPHIA--state of, in 1681--Penn's arrival in 1701--intended plan of the city--not observed--situation--advantages of exports--entries in 1793-- buildings how constructed--houses removed intire--new theatre--pleasure carriages--removal of the state government to Lancaster MANNER OF LIVING OF THE PHILADELPHIANS--breakfast--dinner--supper--bad effects of such diet--relishes in stile at an American tea-garden BACK SETTLER--arrives at his purchase--builds his huts--manner of clearing the land--Indian corn--advantages of--the black and grey squirrels-- attacked by the Indians--extract--he escapes the scalping knife--more comfortably situated--an idle back settler--his manner of life--what he calls liberty--joins the Indians at war with the states--the demisavage copies only the black side of the Indian character PENNSYLVANIA PLANTER--enjoys a happy state of mediocrity between riches and poverty--the children how disposed of--the boys--effect of the religious education given to the girls not intirely eradicated even by a brothel--a country sleighing match--another in Philadelphia in stile--a fiddler a necessary apendage FROGS--two extracts--they sit croaking to the wonderment of strangers-- land of enchantment--frog concert--how supported--treble--counter tenor-- tenor--bass--fire-flies--night-hawks--probable effects on an enthusiastic cockney JOURNEY TO LANCASTER--the Pioli--Wayne's surprise--appointed to the command of the western army--Indian war--shocking effects of-- misunderstanding between the Canadians and American citizens--accounted for--French agents--the British government vindicated--Proceed on the journey--charming prospects--beauties of the Susquana destroys the navigation--arrival at Lancaster--rifle manufactory--uncommon shot of two back woodsmen--Dutch schools--three concerts--two German sans culottes-- extracts from the regulations of the Hanover dancing assembly--German and Irish emigrants FEDERAL COINAGE not approved of by the people--the new scheme contrasted with the old one--advantages of an even division by the decimal DELAWARE SHAD FISHERY--stupidity of the Anglo-Americans in giving English names to animals peculiar to the new continent--length of the siens-- greatest haul of shad on record--fanatical law of the Quakers injurious to the fishery--sturgeon--extract from general Lincoln on the migration of fishes JOURNEY TO BALTIMORE--water-stage--Newcastle--Glasgow--the Elk--bay of Chesapeake--arrival at Baltimore--yellow fever BALTIMORE--situation--disadvantages of--the Dutch plan of canals not adapted to a southern latitude--the former race-course in the centre of the town--anecdote MANUFACTORIES--not the interest of the Americans to engage in them--why-- American iron--its malleability--two patents granted by Congress-- sawing-mills--ship-building SHOOTING AND FISHING--partridges--no game laws--woodcocks in August--the American ortolan--back woodsmen--their game--wild turkey--squirrel shooting--American fishing parties--how conducted INDIANS--genius for oratory, painting, and sculpture--their continence-- extract--the Indian student--the splenetic Indian--his remedy--seen in another point of view--the Indian orator--verses on an Indian burial-ground SCHEME OF A RIFLE CORPS--of forming the corps--rifles--powder-- accoutrements and dress--exercise SPECULATION--the United States--the land of--100 acres of land for a dollar--flour--the mines--description of a coal-bank CLIMATE--Cooper on this subject not to be depended upon--quotation from Jefferson--the N.W. wind not accounted for--Volney--his intended investigation WHITE SLAVE TRADE--mortality on board a white Guineaman from Ireland-- Hibernian and German societies--the trade not allowed in New England--a German flesh-butcher sells his countrymen at Philadelphia during the fatal yellow fever of 1793 JOURNEY TO BOSTON--Pennsylvania the garden of the United States-- Bristol--Trentown--New Brunswick--New York--arrival in Yankee Land--land speculators harangue--interrupted--arrival at Boston--P.S.--dramatic mania--detestation of the primitive Bostonians to theatricals--are first introduced as moral lectures--the theatrical opposition BATTLE OF BUNKER'S HILL--inscription from a monument on the scene of action--anecdotes of Cox, the celebrated bridge-architect--connects Boston with the Continent--goes to Ireland, where he builds seven bridges BOSTON--situation--West Boston--advantages of the harbour--the long wharf--new theatre--university of Cambridge--new bridge a mile in length-- Irish market BOSTONIAN FIRE ALARM--amateur firemen--negro incendiaries--good effects of their villainy FANATICISM--Brownists--intolerance proved from their own writers-- rebellion against parents made a capital crime--smoaking tobacco and drinking healths forbidden--proclamation against wearing long hair-- persecution of the Quakers--Penn's retaliation--poetry NEGRO SLAVERY--state of in the Southern, Middle, and New England Slates-- abolition society--extract from Jefferson's Virginia YELLOW FEVER--a new disorder--first imported from the coast of Guinea to the West Indies in 1792--extract from Dr. Rush--a disorder fatal only to one race of men not new--plague among the red men--how accounted for by the fanatics--not to the satisfaction of a philosopher--age of the world proved to be 36,960 years from the falls of Niagara AMERICAN FISHERY ON THE BANKS OK NEWFOUNDLAND--extract from Dr. Belknap-- dumb fish--how cured--merchantable--Jamaica fish--former and present state of the fishery NEW ENGLAND STATES COMPARED WITH THOSE OF THE SOUTH--beauty of the women-- accounted for--general knowledge of the inhabitants--free schools--how supported--difference of climate VOYAGE TO ENGLAND--journal--severe gale at N.E.--the vessel encrusted with ice--stand to the southward--the gulph stream--another gale--misfortunes-- arrival at Dover--conclusion ERRATA.
"It isn't the most cheerful voice of the night," commented the young Bostonian, who, as yet never dreamed of connecting it with any peril to themselves.
A witty Bostonian going to dine with a lady was met by her with a face of apology. "
When he inquired for the wealthy Bostonian, the waiter stared at his plain dress, and said, "Your card, sir."
A sober Bostonian in the next state-room, whose assiduity with his sea-sick wife reminds one of Cock-Robin, when he sent Jenny Wren sops and wine.
It was only the other day at the depot of the Chemin de fer du Nord that I saw a sick Bostonian sitting on his trunk outside the gates, waiting for a chance to get into the train, with a Skye-terrier between his legs wrapped in the American flag.
If they were very misshapen Bostonians, they may have succeeded in lying there comfortably.
Like a good Bostonian, he took for his heroine a schoolma'am, the Puritan Pallas Athene of the American Athens, and made her so lovely that everybody was looking about for a schoolmistress to despair after.
The bare wind-beaten inn, all shingles without and blueberry pie within, was "exclusive," parochial, Bostonian; and the Spraggs wore through the interminable weeks in blank unmitigated isolation.
The negroes, as they came nearer, suggested only Christy's Minstrels, of whom they were a tolerably faithful imitation,--while the cocoa-nut-trees transported us to the Boston in Ravel-time, and we strained our eyes to see the wonderful ape, Jocko, whose pathetic death, nightly repeated, used to cheat the credulous Bostonians of time, tears, and treasure.
What would you say," said an angry Bostonian, "if a man from St. Louis, where they have freedom, were to come in and ask you where he could get a drink?"