Recollections of Life in Ohio, from 1813-1840 (1895)

Recollections of Life in Ohio, from 1813-1840 (1895)[PDF] ⚣ Recollections of Life in Ohio, from 1813-1840 (1895) ✯ William Cooper Howells – Heartforum.co.uk This scarce antiuarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original Due to its age it may contain imperfections such as marks notations marginalia and flawed pages Because we believe this work is cultu This scarce antiuarian Life in Kindle Ô book is a facsimile reprint of the original Due to its age it may contain imperfections such as marks notations marginalia and flawed pages Recollections of eBook ¿ Because we believe this work is culturally important we have made it available as part of our commitment for protecting preserving and promoting the world's literature in affordable of Life in Kindle Ï high uality modern editions that are true to the original work.

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  • Hardcover
  • 228 pages
  • Recollections of Life in Ohio, from 1813-1840 (1895)
  • William Cooper Howells
  • English
  • 04 August 2014
  • 9780548953402

11 thoughts on “Recollections of Life in Ohio, from 1813-1840 (1895)

  1. Avis Black says:

    Despite efforts I have never managed to get far into a book by William Dean Howells It's rather ironic then that I read with enjoyment this memoir by the author's father William Cooper Howells In fact I'm going to be uncharitable and say that William Cooper was the better writerWilliam Cooper Howells was born in 1807 in Brecon Wales the son of Joseph Howells The Howells were descended from uaker wool manufacturers and watchmakers In 1808 Joseph Howells decided to take his family to the wilds of Ohio and thus started a career in lifelong fecklessness Joseph is arrested while his worried family waits for him at the port Current British law doesn't allow a man who knows wool manufacturing to leave the country in case he might set up a competing industry but the government has little to fear from Joseph When the Howells family is finally able to leave Joseph blows through all his capital in two failed attempts to set up a wool business Then he fails at farming twiceLike his father William has many frustrations He plows with ponies it doesn't occur to father Joseph to buy horses for such strenuous labor and when his plow hits a tree root and breaks the harness he can't knot the pieces together tightly enough with his childish hands to make it hold Cows and pigs on a rope herd him instead of the other way around He moves logs by the crude method of chaining and dragging them Every year he rebuilds a clay bake oven for his mother only to see it washed away by rains and weather He has to struggle for what little education he can get and he has almost nothing to read But even backwoods Ohio shows promising fruit William's seatmate in grammar school is Edwin Stanton later Lincoln's Secretary of WarNonetheless young William loves the primordial woods of the 1810s and 1820s Orchards are a cornocopia of fruit and nuts and game is everywhere But the Howells are uaker and don't hold with hunting or guns So it's a long time before William manages to acuire an ancient flintlock which needs many a click before it goes bang by which time all the game has wised up and left When his new hunting dog brings home a skunk William notes that even after the carcass had been lying in a field for three months it still stank as strongly as it did on the day it perished if the body was disturbed Dangerous snakes are everywhere and one of William's younger brothers is bitten so severely the boy is sick for an entire month and has symptoms of snakebite every year when the same season comes around A Howells daughter is nearly crushed by a falling log only saved by Joseph grabbing the end of it at the last momentEven the uakers are not so peaceful any for they are in the process of breaking up into Orthodox and Hicksites Though they don't punch each other there is much shoving of chests and bumping into each other Meanwhile Joseph Howells decides to convert to a Methodism of the shouting and camp meeting sort and drags his son William along though William is absolutely terrified at such a drastic change from his uiet uaker faith Joseph can lie prostrate for hours after his fits of enthusiasm and nearly he disowns his son when the latter tries to ease away from such histrionics But even William would become a Swedenborgian in his later years so he wasn't proof against against the lure of oddball religionsRecognizing his unsuitability for farming William eventually takes to the printing trade and becomes involved with newspaper work He takes credit for suggesting William Henry Harrison as a presidential candidate to his editor at a paper with political influence thus starting the boom for Harrison A devotion to the Whig cause and later that offshoot of the Whigs the Republican Party results in an eventual appointment as US consul at uebec and of course William later sired that other William who is better known than he himself is which is not uite fair

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