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" In the old days, a good part o' the best men here knew a hundred ports and something of the way folks lived in them. They saw the world for themselves, and like's not their wives and children saw it with them. They may not have had the best of knowledge... "
The Country of the Pointed Firs - Page 27
by Sarah Orne Jewett - 1896 - 213 pages
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The return. Mrs. Todd. The schoolhouse. At the schoolhouse window. Captain ...

Sarah Orne Jewett - 1924
...of 'em. There is no occupation so fit for just that class o' men who never get beyond the fo'cas'le. I view it, in addition, that a community narrows down...not have had the best of knowledge to carry with 'em sight-seem', but they were some acquainted with foreign lands an' their laws, an' could see outside...
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Sarah Orne Jewett

Margaret Farrand Thorp - Biography & Autobiography - 1966 - 48 pages
...place for spirits between earth and heaven, but about the changes in the Landing he is quite lucid. "In the old days a good part o' the best men here...lived in them. They saw the world for themselves, and like's not their wives and children saw it with them. . . . they got some sense o' proportion." Mr....
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Four Stories by American Women

Cynthia Griffin Wolff - Fiction - 1990 - 241 pages
...of 'em. There is no occupation so fit for just that class o' men who never get beyond the fo'cas'le. I view it, in addition, that a community narrows down...lived in them. They saw the world for themselves, and like's not their wives and children saw it with them. They may not have had the best of knowledge to...
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The Country of the Pointed Firs: And Other Stories

Sarah Orne Jewett - Fiction - 1968 - 296 pages
...of 'em. There is no occupation so fit for just that class o' men who never get beyond the fo'cas'le. I view it, in addition, that a community narrows down...lived in them. They saw the world for themselves, and like's not their wives and children saw it with them. They may not have had the best of knowledge to...
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New Essays on The Country of the Pointed Firs

June Howard, Emory Elliot - Literary Criticism - 1994 - 122 pages
...the village and other parts of the world is mediated by the metropolis. Captain Littlepage laments: "A community narrows down and grows dreadful ignorant...lived in them. They saw the world for themselves, and like's not their wives and children saw it with them" (p. 20). Jewett's stories include treatments...
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North Writers II: Our Place in the Woods

John Henricksson - History - 1997 - 228 pages
...forgiveness. "I view it," says Captain Littlepage in Sarah Orne Jewett's The Country of the Pointed Firs, that a community narrows down and grows dreadful ignorant...and something of the way folks lived in them. They may not have had the best knowledge to carry with 'em sight-seem', but they were some acquainted with...
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The Country of the Pointed Firs and Other Stories

Sarah Orne Jewett - Fiction - 1997 - 286 pages
...this broadening experience came through the region's shipping trade. As Captain Littlepage explains, "in the old days, a good part o' the best men here knew a xxviii INTRODUCTION hundred ports and something of the way folks lived in them. They saw the world...
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Das reduzierte Leben: Leid und Leidbewältigung im Werk Sarah Orne Jewetts

Gabriele Hansen - Grief in literature - 1998 - 252 pages
...view it, in addition, that a community narrows down and grows dreadful ignorant when it is shut down to its own affairs, and gets no knowledge of the outside...something of the way folks lived in them. [...] they got some sense o' proportion." Pointed Firs, 20. 773 Pointed Firs, 17-8. 774 Er trauert der Vergangenheit...
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Writing Out of Place: Regionalism, Women, and American Literary Culture

Judith Fetterley, Marjorie Pryse - Literary Criticism - 2003 - 422 pages
...the shipping industry in Maine, people became disconnected from the rest of the world: "I view it ... that a community narrows down and grows dreadful ignorant...lived in them. They saw the world for themselves, and like's not their wives and children saw it with them. They may not have had the best of knowledge to...
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No More Separate Spheres!: A Next Wave American Studies Reader

Cathy N. Davidson, Jessamyn Hatcher, Inderpal Grewal, Caren Kaplan - Literary Criticism - 2002 - 439 pages
...healing— both for her readers and the residents of Dunnet Landing, about whom Captain Littlepage says. In the old days, a good part o' the best men here...lived in them. They saw the world for themselves, and like's not their wives and children saw it with them. They may not have had the best of knowledge to...
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