Item description for New England in a Nutshell: Quotations About the People, Places, & Particulars of Life in the Six New England States by Commonwealth Editions...
Over 300 quotations old and new capture the essence of New England in this new collection from the editors of Commonwealth Editions.
The New England Image
"There's little question that Vermont (particularly Vermont), Maine, Boston, and Cape Cod, are, together, responsible for the New England image. New Hampshire just doesn't fit in." ---Judson Hale, Sr.
Weather and the Seasons
"One of the brightest gems in the New England weather is the dazzling uncertainty of it." ---Mark Twain
New England Character
"There is nothing a New-Englander so nearly worships as an argument." ---Henry Ward Beecher
"How many Vermonters does it take to change a lightbulb?" "Three. One to change it and two to argue over why the old one was better." ---Vermont joke
The Educated Yankee
"Gentlemen, you are about to play football for Yale against Harvard. Never in your lives will you ever do anything as important." ---Yale football coach T. A. D. Jones
The New England Landscape
"New Hampshire is one big forest." ---Bill Bryson
"In New York, the women walk as though in the rain; in Boston, many women stroll." ---Andr Dubus
"Every New England girl who lived within sound of the sea, four or five generations ago, counted a chowder kettle as an essential part of her 'setting out.'" ---Ella Shannon Bowles and Dorothy S. Towle
Sense of Place
"Vermont is my birthright. People there are happy and content. They belong to themselves, live within their income, and fear no man." ---Calvin Coolidge
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 6.4" Width: 5.5" Height: 0.6" Weight: 0.3 lbs.
Release Date Jul 11, 2006
Publisher Commonwealth Editions
ISBN 1933212373 ISBN13 9781933212371