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This eBook from the Gutenberg Project consists of approximately 62 pages of information about The Olden Time Series, Vol. 1.

Produced by Juliet Sutherland, Christine D. and the Online Distributed Proofreading Team at http://www.pgdp.net

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

CURIOSITIES OF THE OLD LOTTERY

"There is some soul of goodness in things evil,
Would men observingly distil it out."

SHAKSPEARE, King Henry V.

"The earth hath bubbles, as the water has,
And these are of them."

SHAKSPEARE, Macbeth.

"How widely its agencies vary,—­
To save, to ruin, to curse, to bless."

Thomas Hood.

THE OLDEN TIME SERIES

GLEANINGS CHIEFLY FROM OLD NEWSPAPERS OF BOSTON

AND SALEM, MASSACHUSETTS

SELECTED AND ARRANGED, WITH BRIEF COMMENTS

BY

HENRY M. BROOKS

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Curiosities of the Old Lottery

“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

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