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against nanghty women-description of PowlesHook ferry-boats--might be converted into gun boats, and defend our port equally well with Albapy sloops_Brom, the black ferryman-Charon river Styx-ghosts ;-major Hunt-good story ferryage nine-pence ;-city of Harsimus—built on the spot where the folk once danced on their stumps, while the devil fiddled ;-quere, why do the harsimites talk dutch !-story of the tower of Babel, and confusion of tongues--get into the stage

driver a wag--famous fellow for running stage racés-killed three passengers and crippled nine in the course of his practice-philosophical reasons why stage drivers love grog-causeway-ditch on each side for folk to tumble into-famous place for skilly-pots ; philadelphians call 'em tarapins roast them under the ashes as we do potatoes quere, may not this be the reason that the philadelphians are all turtle heads !-Hackensack bridge-good painting of a blue horse jumping over a mountain-wonder who it was painted by ; -mem. to ask the Baron de Gusto about it on my return ;-Rattle-snake hill, so called from abounding with butterflies ;-salt marsh, surmounted here and there by a solitary hay-stack ;-more tarapins“wonder why the philadelphians dont estabfish a fishery here, and get a patent for it;-bridge over the Passaic-rate of toll-description of toll boards--toll man had but one eye-story how it is possible he may have lost the other-pence-table, &c.*

CHAP. II.

Newark-noted for its fine breed of fat musquitoes-sting through the thickest boott-story about Gallynipers-Archer Gifford and his man Caliban-jolly fat fellows ;-a knowing traveller always judges of every thing by the inn-keepers and waiters ;f set down Newark people all fat as butter-learned dissertation on Archer Gifford's green coat, with philosophical reasons why the newarkites wear red worsted night-caps, and turn their noses to the south when the wind blows-Newark academy full of windows-sunshine excellent to anake little boys grow—Elizabeth-town-fine girls

*vide Carr. *vide Weld. I vide Carr. vide Moore. vide Weld. vide Parkinson. vide Priest. vide Linkum Fidelius, and vide messrs. Tag, Rag, and Bobtail.

vile musquitoes-plenty of oysters-quere, have oysters any feeling ?-good story about the fox catching them by his tail-ergo, foxes might be of great use in the pearl fishery ;-landlord member of the legislature-treats every body who has a vote-mem. all the ind-keepers members of legislature in New-Jersey ; Bridge-town, vulgarly called Spank-town, from a story of a quondam parson and his wife-real name, according to Linkum Fidelius, Bridge-town, from bridge, a contrivance to get dry shod over a river or brook ; and town, an appellation given in America to the accidental assemblage of a church, a tavern, and a blacksmith's shop-Linkum as right as my left leg ;-Rahwayriver-good place for gun boats—wonder why mr. Jefferson dont send a river fleet there, to protect. the hay-vessels ?-Woodbridge-landlady mending her husband's breeches-sublime apostrophe to conjugal affection and the fair sex;*_Woodbridge famous for its crab-fishery-sentimental correspondence between a crab and a lobster-digression to Abelard and Eloisa ;-mem. when the moon is in Pisces, she plays the devil with the crabs.

* vide The Sentimental Kotzebue.

CHAP. III.

Brunswick-oldest town in the state--division line between two counties in the middle of the street ;-posed a lawyer with the case of a man standing with one foot in each county-wanted to know in which he was domicil-lawyer couldn't tell for the soul of him ;-mem. all the New Jersey lawyers nums ;-miss Hay's boarding-school

-young ladies not allowed to eat mustard and why ?-fat story of a mustard pot, with a good saying of Ding-Dong's ;-Vernon's tavern-fine place to sleep, if the noise would let you-another Caliban !-Vernon slew-eyed-people of Brunswick, of course, all squint ;-Drake's tavern-fine old blade-wears square buckles in his shoes--tells bloody long stories about last war-people, of course, all do the same ;-Hook'em Snivy, the famous fortune-teller, born here--cotemporary with mother Shoulders—particulars of his history-died one day--lines to his memory, which found their way into my pocket-book;*_melancholy reflections on the death of great men-beautiful epitaph on myself.

* vide Carr and Blind Bet!

CHAP. IV.

Princeton--college-professors wear boots students famous for their love of a jest-set the college on fire, and burnt out the professors ; an excellent joke, but not worth repeating-mem. american students very much addicted to burning down colleges-reminds me of a good story, nothing at all to the purpose-two societies in the college --good notion-encourages emulation, and makes little boys fight;--students famous for their eating and erudition--saw two at the tavern, who had just got their allowance of spending-money-laid it all out in a supper-mgot fuddled, and dad the professors for nincoms. N. B. Southern gentlemen. -Church-yard-apostrophe to grim death-saw a cow feeding on a grave-metempsychosis--who knows but the cow may have been eating up the soul of one of my ancestors-made me melancholy and pensive for fifteen minutes;-man planting cabbages' --wondered how he could plant them so

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