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Samantha at Saratoga (or "Racin' After Fashion")
Samantha at Saratoga - or "Racin' After Fashion" Author:Marietta Holley (Josiah Allen's Wife) When Josiah read my dedication he said "it was a shame to dedicate a book that it had took most a hull bottle of ink to write, to a lot of creeters that he woldn't have in the back door yard." — But I explained it to him that I didn't mean tramps with broken hats, variegated pantaloops, ventilated shirt-sleeves and barefoot. But I meant tramps w... more »ith diamond ear-rings and cuff-buttons, and Saratoga trunks and big accounts at their bankers.
And he said "oh shaw!"
But I went on nobly, onmindful of that shaw as female pardners have to be, if they accomplish all the talkin' they want to.« less