1877 Grimes's Trip to America. Ten Letters from Sammywell to John Jones Smith


This little humorous book is the story of Sammywise Grimes, a Yorkshireman, who is on his second trip to the United States. It is written in a Yorkshire dialect and is fun to read out loud using phonetic pronunciation. Sammywise Grimes travels the country and talks about Americans and their foibles and ends the book by saying 'Still, America's a glorious county and all its faults are due to the folks that are in it'.
This is a rare little book on this side of the 'pond' and worth a read to see the way John Hartley saw America in 1877. John Hartley wrote a great deal of prose and poetry – often of a sentimental nature – dealing with the poverty found in Yorkshire. He also wrote several books on Sammywise Grimes and all of his misfortunes in his travels and adventures.
It is 3" x 5" x 1".

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