Fri, 3 April 2009
Fri, Apr 03 2009
Mister Ron's Basement #1335
Last week we ran pieces from a 'scissors and paste' book from 1881 -- this week we have dug out a similar project from waaay back in 1830. The book is called 'The Gleaner, or Selections in Prose and Poetry from the Periodical Press.'
Some of the stories are quite funny, but the language is highly formal and stilted. Nevertheless, we have dug out some gems. Today's little piece may take a moment or two to get, but it is cute. The story is called 'The Astonished Fiddler.'
Time: approx three minutes
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