Uncommon American moral story for children, loosely modeled on Hoffmann's STRUWWELPETER.
Very good plus.
"[A]ll the boys laughed at and joked him; one put a great pie in his lap, another danced up to him with a goose, and said 'Here's a good partner for you, Peter, for when you are tired of dancing with Gibby, youcan cook and eat her, you know."
The tale of Peter, who cared more for apples, nuts, and cakes than he did for his lessons, and how he was taught to know better through judicious application of humiliation, taunting, and public disgrace. As with many American stories in this moralizing mode, Peter escapes the most gruesome final torments suffered by the classic Hoffmann bad examples, and learns his lesson: "For when a fault is repented of, and mended, it ought not to be spoken of any more; and whoever teazes another about it, after that, is doing wrong themselves". Number 7 in the Cousin Grace's Pretty Story Book series. Rare; OCLC locates no holdings.
Lowell: J. Merrill, [circa 1860]. 6'' x 4''. Original yellow wrappers. 11,  pages, including covers. Illustrated with engravings on every page. Contemporary inscription in pencil along edge of first page. Soil to covers; lighter soil and foxing throughout. Minor edgewear.
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