The Englishwoman In America By Isabella Lucy Bird
























































































































 - THE ENGLISHWOMAN IN AMERICA 

BY ISABELLA LUCY BIRD

FOREWORD AND NOTES BY ANDREW HILL CLARK




CONTENTS.


CHAPTER I.

Prefatory and - Page 1
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THE ENGLISHWOMAN IN AMERICA

BY ISABELLA LUCY BIRD

FOREWORD AND NOTES BY ANDREW HILL CLARK

CONTENTS.

CHAPTER I.

Prefatory and explanatory - The voyage out - The sentimental - The actual - The oblivious - The medley - Practical joking - An unwelcome companion - American patriotism - The first view - The departure.

CHAPTER II.

An inhospitable reception - Halifax and the Blue Noses - The heat - Disappointed expectations - The great departed - What the Blue Noses might be - What the coach was not - Nova Scotia and its capabilities - The roads and their annoyances - A tea dinner - A night journey and a Highland cabin - A nautical catastrophe - A joyful reunion.

CHAPTER III.

Popular ignorance - The garden island - Summer and winter contrasted - A wooden capital - Island politics, and their consequences - Gossip - "Blowin- time" - Religion and the clergy - The servant nuisance - Colonial society - An evening party - An island premier - Agrarian outrage - A visit to the Indians - The pipe of peace - An Indian coquette - Country hospitality - A missionary - A novel mode of lobster-fishing - Uncivilised life - Far away in the woods - Starvation and dishonesty - An old Highlander and a Highland welcome - Hopes for the future.

CHAPTER IV.

From St. George's Cross to the Stars and Stripes - Unpunctuality - Incompetence - A wretched night - Colonial curiosity - The fashions - A night in a buffalo robe - A stage journey - A queer character - Politics - Chemistry - Mathematics - Rotten bridges - A midnight arrival - Colonial ignorance - Yankee conceit - What ten-horse power chaps can do - The pestilence - The city on the rock - New Brunswick - Steamboat peculiarities - Going ahead in the eating line - A storm - Stepping ashore.

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