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The Life of Nancy

Fame's Little Day.
Sarah Orne Jewett.

Table of Differences between the Life of Nancy text and the Harper's text.

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- Newspaper names that appear in quotation marks in The Life of Nancy appear in italics in Harper's.
 

Paragraph The Life of Nancy Harper's
1 New York, observe Mr. Abel Pinkham 

Abel Pinkham, Esquire, a distinguished

paragraph started; but here

presently in the next evening edition

New York, notice Mr. Abel Pinkham

Abel Pinkham, Esq., a distinguished

paragraph started, but here

presently, in the next evening edition

4 sitting at the breakfast-table sitting at the breakfast table
5 noise of the streets that hardly stopped noise of the streets, that hardly stopped
8 she added, inconsequently; "this she added, inconsequently -- "this
9 said Mr. Pinkham jealously

Pinkham, Esquire, of Wetherford,

said Mr. Pinkham, jealously

Pinkham, Esq., o' Wetherford,

10 I guess I shall put on I guess I will put on
11 Don't take any notice of her Don't take no notice of her
12 walked up Broadway holding

Wetherford boy, when there came a renewal of interest in maple sugar, and the best confectioners were ready to do it honor, the finest quality being at a large premium,

delicious flavor as from

come out and stay with him and his wife, where they lived now, in not a far distant

walked up Broadway, holding

Wetherford boy, and when there came a renewal of interest in maple sugar, and the best confectioners were ready to do it honor, and the finest quality was at a large premium,

delicious flavor as that from

come out to stay with him and his wife, where they lived now, in a not far distant

13 "My wife has come to see the city, and our time is short. Your folks 'll be up this summer, won't they? We'll wait an' visit then." "My wife has come to see the city. Our time is short. Your folks'll be up this summer, won't they? An' we can visit then."
15 and looking around at his wife and looking round at his wife
16 Mrs. Pinkham into the 'Herald', too Mrs. Pinkham into the Herald too
18 He felt himself to be a person of great responsibilities. He felt himself to be somebody very particular.
19 New York seemed to be all strange New York seemed to be 'way off
20 embarrassed by the recurring embarrassed with the recurring
25 and occupy reserved seats.

told about that? - who was

and occupy reserved seats!

told about that? who was

27 suggested Mrs. Pinkham timidly suggested Mrs. Pinkham, timidly
30 farm-house high on a long western slope, with the afternoon sun full in its face, the old red barn, the pasture, the shaggy woods that stretched far up the mountain-side. farm-house on a long western slope, with the afternoon sun full in its face, the old red barn, the pasture, the shaggy woods that stretched far up the higher mountain-side.
32 pay for it some way; there. I don't

their nice carriages, all along

goin' about my housework

pay for it some way, an' I don't

their splendid carriages, all along

goin' about my house-work

34 Abel Pinkham, Esquire, could only tell her that he looked like a young fellow who was sitting in the office the evening that Abel Pinkham, Esq., could only tell her that he looked like a young fellow who was sitting in the office the night that

 
 
 
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