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Autobiography of a Farm Boy

Isaac Phillips Roberts

ISBN 10: 0801403588 / ISBN 13: 9780801403583
Editorial: Cornell University Press
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Hardcover w / dustjacket. Very good condition; edges, corners, and covers of book show minor wear. No underlining; no highlighting; no internal markings. DJ is Good; edgewear, priceclipped, short tears to front flap. Remainder mark top edge. Stored in sealed plastic protection. In the event of a problem we guarantee full refund. 1946. Hardcover w / dustjacket. N° de ref. de la librería 333204

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Título: Autobiography of a Farm Boy

Editorial: Cornell University Press

Encuadernación: Hardcover

Condición del libro:Very Good

Condición de la sobrecubierta: Dust Jacket Included

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1916. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... who was a well-known and eccentric person. The story is told of him that once when he was preaching " fire and brimstone " he made a rather pointed personal application to an unregenerate tough in the audience. Some days later the two men met in the roadway, and the man of the pew declared he had been insulted and offered to fight. The minister replied that what he said was true and resorted to argument, but the sinner insisted that he was going to thrash him. The Reverend Roberts got down from his horse, took off his coat, saying: "Lay there, shadbelly, while I lick this sinner I" When he had finished the job he put on his coat and rode away singing: "Oh how happy are they who their Savior obey And have laid up their treasure above!" PIONEER SETTLERS IN SENECA COUNTY My parents had nine children, of whom only one beside myself -- William H. B. Roberts -- is now living; and lived during the whole of their married life in the township of East Varick -- my mother lived more than fifty years in the house which I have described and which still remains. This township of East Varick, which was about eight miles long, extending from Cayuga Lake to Seneca Lake, was settled almost altogether by emigrants from New Jersey, of English, Welsh and Irish extraction; while the next township, Fayette, to the north of us, was filled up with Pennsylvania Dutch people. New Jersey was sandy and at that time not very desirable for farming purposes, and as soon as this lake country became known they flocked westward to it. At the time the Burroughs family left New Jersey the farmers there could no longer raise wheat, and they therefore ate rye bread almost exclusively. In those days wheat could be grown only on new land; yet by 1849, those same Jersey lands had been brought back into ...

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"Isaac Phillips Roberts, prophet of the soil and the fecundity thereof, lived 91 years, 51 of them at one end or the other of Cayuga Lake. His life spanned the years between hit-or-miss farm practice and the teaching of scientific agriculture on the same plane with the classics and humanities. Roberts saw all of these changes, and some of them he brought about. In this book he told of these things―in crisp English prose acquired at spelling bees and from exposure to the music of the King James version."―New York History

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