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a creamery means

A few enquiries began       1
as a “few fews accounted it       2
afterwards, and not of a few fews, that       3
so the Conversion - of a few fews is an Earnest of       4
A Few Wheres
Where are you at,
when everything you take goes to your head and even interferes
with the poetry of your pedestrianism?
and the only lands cultivated are a few heres around       6
A creamery means, in a few heres. Just this about the       7
land has little chance of getting even a few Heres       8
depriving a few heres       9
you know an’t a few ! There’s       10
in rhyme, Nay, not a few : There’s many       11
Here, in a few anys       12
name ye a few : There’s       13
too “ove not a few, there’s two       14
now—only a few. There’s not encouragement       15
a few. There’s staym Ingincs, That stands in lines       16
A few anys after       17
a few, there’s a few and there’s a       18
‘Red Book’ that’s read by a few. There’s       19

sources (some OCR misreads, some not)

  1. Jane Austen, Mansfield Park (1814), Vol. III, Chapter VII : 161
  2. OCR misread of “a few Jews” (as are next two entries)
    ex Ed. Stillingfleet, D. D. (1635-99 *) his A Defence of the Discourse Concerning the Idolatry Practised in the Church of Rome, In Answer to a Book Entituled, Catholicks No Idolaters. The two first parts (London, 1676) : 773
  3. ex Spes Fidelium: or, the Believer’s Hope. Being an epistolary dissertation, wherein the Doctine of the Millennium, or, The Thousand Years Reign of Christ with the Faithful upon Earth, is asserted, and prov’d from the Holy Scriptures... (London, 1714) : 110
  4. ex John Wesley, Explanatory Notes Upon the New Testament, second edition (London, 1757) : 416
  5. ex (Thomas) Nast’s Weekly 1:23 (February 18, 1893) : 6
  6. OCR misread for “a few acres,” ex A New Universal Gazetteer... originally compiled by R. Brookes, M.D., the whole re-modelled and the historical and statistical department brought down to the present period by John Marshall, Esq. (1832) : 453
  7. ex (with great OCR confusion) advertisement for Empire Cream Separator Co., in The Rural New-Yorker : A journal for the suburban and country home, vol. 62 (October 24, 1903) : 751
  8. OCR misread of “even a few acres,” in Farmers’ Review vol. 35 (October 27, 1904) : 747
  9. OCR misread of “a few honest men,” in the anti-union The Square Deal : A magazine devoted to industrial peace, published monthly by the Citizens Industrial Association of America (edited by Wilson Vance), 3:5 (December 1907) : 18
  10. ex J(ohn). C(artwright). Cross (1770 ca.-1809, *), In Love, in Debt, & in Liquor : Or Our Way in Wales; a new musical drama, performed for the first time at Jones’s Royal Circus, St. George’s Fields. On Wednesday, June 28, 1797. (London, 1797) : 5
  11. ex “A Lesson for Old Maids,” (From Oulton’s Poems) in The Spirit of English Wit; or, Post-chaise companion: being an entertaining budget of laughable anecdotes, smart repartees, prize bulls, pointed epigrams, humorous epitaphs, droll descriptions, sprightly witticisms, singular characters, bursts of merriment, curious advertisements, flights of imagination, effusions of fancy / including several original jeu d’esprits. The Fourth Edition. (London, printed for Thomas Tegg, 1815 (?)) : 109
  12. OCR misread of “Here, in a few days, her sister deserted her,” ex Guildhall report in The Examiner No. 531 (London, March 1, 1818) : 143
  13. ex a “ballad” in Robert Gilfillan (1798-1850), his Original Songs, (Edinburgh, 1831) : 138
    on Robert Gilfillan, see wikipedia and, for a beautiful and engaging account, this from Significant Scots
  14. OCR misread of “we’ve not a few, there’s two to one” in sheet music for “There’s Nothing Like It” in (?) Lafferty, Universal Favorites, a collection of songs (1856) here
    (a strange rabble-rousing song, includes a verse against abolitionists, another against “reform”)
  15. ex “Number Five Brooke-street” Chapter 9, “Plans for the Night,” in The Dublin University Magazine : A Literary and Political Journal (March 1866) : 285-92 (287)
  16. ex “Studies of English Authors” by Peter Bayne, on W. M. Thackeray, His Poems.—The King of Brentford’s Testament
    (in which are some lines from Thackeray’s poetic description of wonders displayed at The Crystal Palace exhibition),
    in The Literary World : Choice Readings from the Best New Books, and Critical Reviews (London, October 31, 1879) : 281
  17. snippet view only, pointing to George D. Dornin, Thirty Years Ago : 1849-1879 (1879)
  18. ex James H. Hyslop. “Summary of Experiments since the Death of William James : II. Carroll D. Wright, ” in Journal of the American Society for Psychical Research 6:6 (June 1912) : 356
  19. ex “Brayings of Balam,” in Everybody’s Poultry Magazine 24:10 (October 1919) : 650-652

16 March 2020

tags: a red book; current reading; fews; interference; onsense; poetry of pedestrianism; Jane Austen