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This eBook from the Gutenberg Project consists of approximately 55 pages of information about The Olden Time Series, Vol. 5.

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THE OLDEN-TIME SERIES.

16mo.  Per vol., 50 cents.

There appears to be, from year to year, a growing popular taste for quaint and curious reminiscences of “Ye Olden Time,” and to meet this, Mr. Henry M. Brooks has prepared a series of interesting handbooks.  The materials have been gleaned chiefly from old newspapers of Boston and Salem, sources not easily accessible, and while not professing to be history, the volumes contain much material for history, so combined and presented as to be both amusing and instructive.  The titles of some of the volumes indicate their scope and their promise of entertainment:—­

Curiosities of the old lottery.

Days of the spinning-wheel.

Some Strange and curious punishments.

Quaint and curious advertisements.

Literary curiosities.

New-England Sunday, etc.

“It has been the good fortune of the writer to be allowed a peep at the manuscript for this series, and he can assure the lovers of the historical and the quaint in literature that something both valuable and pleasant is in store for them.  In the specialties treated of in these books Mr. Brooks has been for many years a careful collector and student, and it is gratifying to learn that the material is to be committed to book form.”—­Salem Gazette.

For sale by all Booksellers.  Sent, post-paid, upon receipt of price.  Catalogues of our books mailed free.

Ticknor & Co., Boston.

THE OLDEN TIME SERIES

SOME STRANGE AND CURIOUS PUNISHMENTS

Yet, taught by time, my heart has learned to glow For others’ good, and melt at others’ woe.

Pope:  Odyssey.

But hushed be every thought that springs From out the bitterness of things.

Wordsworth.

THE OLDEN TIME SERIES.

GLEANINGS CHIEFLY FROM OLD NEWSPAPERS OF BOSTON AND SALEM, MASSACHUSETTS

SELECTED AND ARRANGED, WITH BRIEF COMMENTS

BY

HENRY M. BROOKS

Some Strange and Curious Punishments

“Old and new make the warp and woof of every moment.  There is no thread that is not a twist of these two strands.  By necessity, by proclivity, and by delight, we all quote.”—­Emerson

Boston
Ticknor and company
1886

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