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Author Linscott, Robert N. (Robert Newton), 1886-1964, editor.

Title State of mind; a Boston reader.

Publication Info. [New York] : Farrar Straus [1948]


Location Call No. Status
 New Britain, Main Library - Non Fiction  917.446 L65    Check Shelf
Description xiv, 428 pages ; 22 cm.
Series City & country readers series ; [1]
City & country readers series ; 1.
Contents Bright morning: 1630-1800. Wrestling with the devil or The innocents bewitched / Cotton Mather.
Life was like this in the seventeenth century. The thrifty forefathers ; Instructions to the select men and constables ; The gallants and their marmalet-madams / John Josselyn -- Crime and punishment ; Portrait of a Boston virgin / John Dunton -- Remedies and recipes ; For rickets ; To ease the passions of the heart ; To make the face fair ; To make your own toothpaste ; Sillabub ; Metheglin -- Rules and regulations of Harvard College -- "Much possessed by death" / James Thomas Flexner.
The glass of fashion. The general court decrees -- Jane Humphrey's wardrobe -- A horrid bush of vanity -- The curious costume of a runaway Indian servant -- Governor Belcher orders a suit from London -- Anna Green Winslow has a hairdo -- John Hancock struts at noonday.
The pleasures of childhood. Cotton Mather instructs his daughter on death -- And pats himself on the back -- Nathaniel Mather whittles on the Sabbath -- Judge Sewall comforts the young -- And bids his daughter wed -- Times change. A children's party just before the Revolution -- The Coy widows and the moderately ardent judge / Alice Morse Earle.
Life was like this in the eighteenth century. The affliction of servants -- Mary Dudley to her mother -- John Winthrop to his father -- Street cries and the sound of bells ; The devil goes about the streets / Esther Forbes -- There'll always be an adman ; Object (we hope) matrimony ; Paul Revere turns dentist ; For innoculation against smallpox -- The frog-eaters / Samuel Breck -- My kinsman, Major Molineux / Nathaniel Hawthorne.
Spot reporting of the Revolution. Deacon John Tudor describes the Boston Massacre ; An eyewitness adds his testimony ; John Andrews attends a tea party ; A Yankee wit and the British soldiers -- The midnight ride / by Paul Revere -- John Andrews reports on the nineteenth of April ; A most disorderly battle : three contemporary accounts of the capture of Bunker Hill ; General Gage officially reports ; Captain John Chester writes a letter ; The Committee of Public Safety broadcasts its version ; John Hancock has the sulks -- Howe's masquerade : a legend of the Province House / Nathaniel Hawthorne.
High noon: 1800-1865. The codfish aristocracy / Van Wyck Brooks -- Mr. Bulfinch's Boston / Samuel Eliot Morison -- The Godlike Daniel / Van Wyck Brooks.
Life was like this in the nineteenth century. Edward Everett Hale feasts on turkey ; Benjamin Stevens dines at the Tremont House ; Mrs. Lawrence gives a party ; Samuel Breck takes a train ; Nathaniel Hawthorne visits a bar ; Martha Russell observes an anti-slavery riot ; Walt Whitman walks with Emerson -- The proper Bostonian bows to Judge Lynch / William Lloyd Garrison -- The God-intoxicated forties / Van Wyck Brooks -- The "Newness" / Robert Carter -- Portrait of a bluestocking / Ralph Waldo Emerson -- Murder at Harvard / Stewart Holbrook -- The education of a troglodite / Henry Adams -- Senator Lodge was once a boy / Henry Cabot Lodge -- Yankee ships and Yankee sailors / Samuel Eliot Morison.
The long afternoon: 1865-1948. The giants depart / Van Wyck Brooks -- Miss Birdseye gives a party / Henry James -- "Box 52, let her roll!" / Lucius Beebe -- The Olympians are not amused / William Dean Howells -- Oscar Wilde visits the hub / Lloyd Lewis and Henry Justin Smith -- Beacon Hill / Henry James -- Blind to the crude splendor / H.G. Wells -- The finished city / Arnold Bennett -- "Mrs. Jack" / Cleveland Amory -- Lady with a cigar / Van Wyck Brooks -- The last days of Sacco and Vanzetti / John Dos Passos -- A lot he knew / George A. Weller -- Funerals are fun / Cleveland Amory -- Portrait of a Puritan / George Santayana -- Portrait of a gentleman / John P. Marquand.
Subject Boston (Mass.) -- Social life and customs.
Boston (Mass.) -- Literary collections.
Other Form: Online version: Linscott, Robert N. (Robert Newton), 1886-1964. State of mind. [New York] Farrar Straus [1948] (OCoLC)583976414
ISBN 0836973216
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