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The one hoss shay : with its companion poems: How the old horse won the bet & The broomstick train

Author: Oliver Wendell HolmesHoward PyleSarah WhitmanH.O. Houghton & Company,Riverside Press (Cambridge, Mass.),All authors
Publisher: Boston and New York : Houghton, Mifflin and Company ; Cambridge : The Riverside Press. 1892. ©1891
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The poem "The Deacon's masterpiece," a satire on Calvinism, paints a whimsical picture of a "one-hoss" shay that was so perfectly built that it lasted for 100 years and then fell apart all at once.
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Genre/Form: Humor
Poetry
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Holmes, Oliver Wendell, 1809-1894.
One hoss shay.
Boston and New York : Houghton, Mifflin and Co., 1892
(OCoLC)893937887
Named Person: Howard Pyle; Howard Pyle
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Oliver Wendell Holmes; Howard Pyle; Sarah Whitman; H.O. Houghton & Company,; Riverside Press (Cambridge, Mass.),; Houghton, Mifflin and Company,
OCLC Number: 2230822
Notes: Cover title: "The one hoss shay with its companion poems How the old horse won the bet and The broomstick train"
Title page printed in red and black.
"Electrotyped and printed by H. O. Houghton & Co."--Title page verso.
Printed on one side of leaf only.
Binding designed by Sarah Wyman Whitman.
The poem "The Deacon's masterpiece," a satire on Calvinism, paints a whimsical picture of a "one-hoss" shay that was so perfectly built that it lasted for 100 years and then fell apart all at once.
Half-title pages for each part have distinctive titles and sub-titles: The deacon's masterpiece or the wonderful one-hoss shay: a logical story ; How the old horse won the bet, dedicated by a contributor to the Collegian 1830, to the editor of the Advocate 1876 ; The broomstick train or the return of the witches.
Description: 1 preliminary leaf, 4-78 leaves, 2 leaves : illustrations, plates, frontispiece ; 20 cm
Contents: Deacon's masterpiece --
How the old horse won the bet --
The broomstick train.
Other Titles: Deacon's masterpiece.
How the old horse won the bet.
Broomstick train.
Responsibility: by Oliver Wendell Holmes ; with illustrations by Howard Pyle.

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The poem "The Deacon's masterpiece," a satire on Calvinism, paints a whimsical picture of a "one-hoss" shay that was so perfectly built that it lasted for 100 years and then fell apart all at once.

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