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Billings, Josh, 1818-1885 [1866], Josh Billings, hiz sayings. With comic illustrations. (Carleton, New York) [word count] [eaf674T].
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I kan sell for eighteen hundred and thirty-nine
dollars, a pallas, a sweet and pensive retirement, lokated
on the virgin banks ov the Hudson, kontaining
85 acres. The land is luxuriously divided by the
hand of natur and art, into pastor and tillage, into
plain and deklivity, into stern abruptness, and the
dallianse ov moss-tufted medder; streams ov sparkling
gladness, (thick with trout,) danse through this
wilderness ov buty, tew the low musik ov the kricket
and grasshopper. The evergreen sighs az the evening
zephir flits through its shadowy buzzum, and
the aspen trembles like the luv-smitten harte ov a
damsell. Fruits ov the tropicks, in golden buty,
melt on the bows, and the bees go heavy and sweet
from the fields to their garnering hives. The manshun
iz ov Parian marble, the porch iz a single diamond,
set with rubiz and the mother ov pearl; the

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floors are ov rosewood, and the ceilings are more butiful
than the starry vault of heavin. Hot and cold
water bubbles and squirts in evry apartment, and
nothing is wanting that a poet could pra for, or art
could portray. The stables are worthy of the steeds
ov Nimrod or the studs ov Akilles, and its henery
waz bilt expressly for the birds of paradice; while
somber in the distance, like the cave ov a hermit,
glimpses are caught ov the dorg-house. Here poets
hav cum and warbled their laze — here skulptors
hav cut, here painters hav robbed the scene ov
dreamy landskapes, and here the philosopher diskovered
the stun, which made him the alkimist ov natur.
Nex northward ov this thing ov buty, sleeps the residense
and domain ov the Duke John Smith; while
southward, and nearer the spice-breathing tropicks,
may be seen the barronial villy ov Earl Brown, and
the Duchess, Widder Betsy Stevens. Walls ov
primitiff rock, laid in Roman cement, bound the estate,
while upward and downward, the eye catches
far away, the magesta and slow grander ov the Hudson.
As the young morn hangs like a cutting ov
silver from the blu brest ov the ski, an angel may be
seen each night dansing with golden tiptoes on the
green. (N. B. This angel goes with the place.)

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Biagrams kan be seen at the offiss ov the broker.
Terms flattering. None but principals delt with.
Title as pure as the breth ov a white male infant,
and possession given with the lark. For more full
deskripshun, read Ovid's Art ov Luv, or kall (in
yure carriage) on Josh Billings, Real Estate Agent.

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Billings, Josh, 1818-1885 [1866], Josh Billings, hiz sayings. With comic illustrations. (Carleton, New York) [word count] [eaf674T].
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