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The engagement factor is probably pretty low for the majority of the text though there are certainly spikes of very interesting points in the narrative and I think that there might be more relatable texts that teach the same things. It’s definitely not a book meant to be powered through thoughtlessly. I attribute the indifference with which it was received in the town where I had kept school to the rusticity and ignorance of the people.

I took a folio under each arm, and skipped out of the house, as lightly as if I had had nothing heavier than a late antifederal election sermon to carry. A traditional family anecdote, while it places the aiietion of the queen for Leicester beyond doubt, 1 may not be unpleasing to the learned rea der, and may. I gave her a decided pre ference to her rivals. He splintered the frac tured limb with the bone of two pair of old-fashion ed stays he had caused to be ript to pieces, and bound round the leg with all the garters in the neighbourhood.

When we learned wish to know if a wound endangers life, we consequently inquire into the affections of the patient, and see if the wound injures the seat of his soul: ON my return, 1 passed through Cambridge ; and, by the peculiar politeness and urbanity of the then librarian, I inspected the college museum.

Asclepiades boasted that he had articled with For tune not to be a physician. This book interesting as a very early American look at the world. My father was astonished. The blessing was pronounced ; and parson and people hastened to the horse race. You that enjoy sight inadvertently confess its inferiority.

OMITTING the lions in the Tower, the regalia in tbe jewel office, and the other insignia of Bri tish royalty, of which Englishmen are so justly proud, 1 shall content myself with mentioning the most singular curiosity I saw in London.


I found in tbe doctor all that simplicity of lan guage which is remarkable in the fragment of his life, published since bis decease, and which was conspicuous in my Medical Preceptor. Project MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide.

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The Algerine Captive, or The Life and Adventures of Doctor Updike Underhill

At times I however entertained less pleasing, but more rational, contemplations on my prospects. When assured that I had excepted his challenge as a man of courage and honour, his heart died within him.

He captve me with the attention due to a young stranger. Virgil s traveller, treading on the snake in the grass, was comparatively in alterine compo sure. Men of unbouned affluence in plain attire, li ving within the rules caotive the most rigid economy ; crowds of no substance strutting in embroidery and lace algegine people whose little smoky fire of coals was rendered cheerless by excise, and their daily draughts of beer embittered by taxes ; who admin ister to the luxury of pensioners and placemen, in every comfort, convenience, or even necessary of life, they partake ; who are entangled by in numerable penal laws, to the breach of which ban ishment and alterine gallows are almost universally an nexed ; a motley race, in whose mongrel veins runs the blood of all nations, speaking with poin- 88 ALGERINE CAPTIVE.

Jeremy Belknap, in his History of New Hampshire. The learned scrupulous physician, after requesting that the doors and windows might be shut, approached the patient ; and, with a stately air, declined giving his opinion, as he had unfor tunately left at home his 4 Pr ingle on Contusions.

Algerind judged naturally enough that I was the most learned man, because the most unintelligible. Royall Tyler was an American jurist and playwright who wrote The Contrast in and published The Algerine Captive in What a pity it was such a genius was not encouraged I Mr. When the operation was completed, and he was permitted to look around him, he allgerine vi olently agitated.

Here a field of boundless remark opened itself to me. Upon being informed that I was the person, with two of the most profound bows I had ever seen, he advanced towards me, and, with slow and solemn emphasis, said, ” Then, sir, I have the honour to present you with a billet from my friend, Mr.


If our wives and daughters will wear gauze and ribbands, it is a pity they are not wrought in our own looms. This resolution I then persevered in a whole fortnight.

The Algerine Captive – Wikipedia

Tyler’s tale of a young man who grows up during the War of Independence only to become enslaved on Africa’s northern coast, published as the “true” story of one Updike Underhill, has been read quite algerie as trading on Americans’ concern for their countrymen’s distant sufferings. Luckily for Underhill, the duel is discovered and preempted by the local sheriffs and constables before it can take place. By the apgerine or density of the air, not per ceivable by those in company, he could distinguish high ground from low ; and by the motion of the summer s breeze, too small to move the loftiest leaf, he would pronounce whether he was in a wood or algerrine country.

I hastily snatched the brilliant prize, joined my young companions, and resolved that, in gratitude, 1 would read a chapter in the Bible eve ry remaining day of my life.

The Algerine Captive, or The Life and Adventures of Doctor Updike Underhill by Royall Tyler

With him I studied four years, labouring inces santly at Greek and Latin: SJie borrowed books of me, and read them with astonishing rapidity. To distinguish objects within reach, he would close his eyes, feel for them cptive his hands, and then look earnestly upon them.

He planted the first orchard in that district, the fruit of which was eaten of one hundred and forty years afterwards, and some of the trees are now standing. The bandage was then re moved ; and when he had recovered from the con fusion of the instant effusion of light, he passed his eye hastily over the whole group.

When we had drunk our liquor, of which he took four fifths, by his direction a new mug was made a little caprive, and we retired to our consultation.