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James Parton, The life of Horace Greeley, Chapter 1: the Scotch-Irish of New Hampshire. (search)
-Irish introduce the culture of the potato and the manufacture of linen character of the Scotch-Irish their simplicity love of fun stories of the early clergymen Traits in the Scotch-Irish chara Connecticut, and in part by emigrants from the north of Ireland. The latter were called Scotch-Irish, for a reason which a glance at their history will show. Ulster, the most northern of the fou county was settled by a colony from Argyleshire in Scotland, who were thenceforth called Scotch-Irish. Of what stuff these Scottish colonists were made, their after-history amply and gloriously shoh Dr. Channing was afterwards pastor. Others attempted to settle in Worcester; but as they were Irish and Presbyterians, such a storm of prejudice against them arose among the enlightened Congregatiof Indians. These Scotch-Irish of Londonderry were a very peculiar people. They were Scotch-Irish in character and in name; of Irish vivacity, generosity, and daring; Scotch in frugality, indust
James Parton, The life of Horace Greeley, Chapter 4: his father ruined—removal to Vermont. (search)
w—domestic utensils, an antique chest, and one or two other small relics of their former state; and they possessed nothing more. A lady, who was then a little girl, and, as little girls in the country will, used to run in and out of the neighbors' houses at all hour; without ceremony, tells me that, many times, during that winter, she saw the newly-arrived family taking sustenance in the follow ing manner:—A five-quart milk-pan filled with bean porridge—an hereditary dish among the Scotch-Irish—was placed upon the floor, the children clustering around it. Each child was provided with a spoon, and dipped into the porridge, the spoon going directly from the common dish to the particular mouth, without an intermediate landing upon a plate, the meal consisting of porridge, and porridge only. The parents sat at a table, and enjoyed the dignity of a separate dish. This was a homely way of dining; but, adds my kind informant, they seemed so happy over their meal, that many a time, as I