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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.

WORD ORIGIN

"awkward country fellow," 1560s, probably from Middle Dutch bommekijn "little barrel," diminutive of boom "tree" (see beam (n.)). Apparently, though itself Dutch, it began as a derogatory reference to Dutch people as short and dumpy.

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