Wednesday, October 26, 2016

This rantipole hero had for some time singled out the blooming Katrina for the object of his uncouth gallantries, and though his amorous toyings were something like the gentle caresses and endearments of a bear, yet it was whispered that she did not altogether discourage his hopes. Certain it is , his advances were signals for rival candidates to retire, who felt no inclination to cross a lion in his amours; insomuch, that when his horse was seen tied to Van Tassel's paling, on a Sunday night , a sure sign that his master was courting, or , as it is termed, "sparkling", within, all other suitors passed by in despair, and carried the war into other quarters.

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