Ah, quite so, quite so; so I should have supposed from what I know of you, Mr. Bumpkin.
Is there any truth in the statement that this Bumpkin beats his wife?
“It have been a mighty long time about, surely,” said Mr. Bumpkin.
“Thee beest too old, thee meanest,” said Mrs. Bumpkin, laughing.
Well then, Mr. Bumpkin, there is first a history of your life.
Mr. Bumpkin certainly would have been a sharp man if he could.
Now Mr. Bumpkin, as the reader knows, was not alone in his expedition.
That thee be a fool,” said Mr. Bumpkin, angrily; “thee be a silly-brained—.
He had no sooner resolved to see Bumpkin than to Bumpkin he went.
Now this was too much for the absorbing powers of even a Bumpkin.