The Wunderkammer of the Mild Colonial Boy, Esq., a Reactionary Tory Gentleman, who armed only with a Steampowered Babbage Engine and Pure Intentions, wanders the Time Streams and Aetheric Plane gathering an Eccentric Hodgepodge of Curiousities, Frivolities, Whimsicalities and Nonsense.
Q. Why is your Tumblelog called "My Ear-Trumpet Has Been Struck by Lightning"?
A. Because "My Grandmother's Ear-Trumpet Has Been Struck by Lightning" wouldn't fit in the available space.
The Little Deserter. Frederick R. Gardner. Aunt Matilda’s Series. McLoughlin Bros. & Co., New York, c. 1869. Publishers advertisements on the back cover, includes an ad for Humpty Dumpty, illustrated by Thomas Nast, which was published in 1869. Colored illustrations are signed by engraver Edward P.Cogger. The story is about four boys playing soldiers. Bound in original card wrappers. First edition.
"C is for conformity which keeps us all the same / D is for the decency that shields us all from shame”
It’s never too early to start beating notions of morality into the heads of young people and reminding them that in addition to standing for Apple, “A” also stands for America!
This pragmatic and patriotic early-reader brings home the concepts of decent middle class values using light verse and heavy messaging. A must for any rambunctious child with a stubborn streak and a strong imagination.
“M is for the marriage that must last until you die / N is for normality, a trait for which we strive”