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The Algerine Captive tells the story of the upbringing, early career, and later enslavement of fictional Boston native, narrator Updike Underhill. After two-and-twenty years of total darkness, to be thus awakened to a new world of sensation and light, to have such a flood of day poured on his benighted eye-balls, overwhelmed him: Views Read Edit View history.

To kinder skies, where gentler manners reiga, We turn. While I would love to teach this novel, I’m not about to try to pulling teeth to get students to read it. The old nurses raised their voices, the midwife her broom-stick, and the whole train of mob-cap ped judges their skinny fists, and we drove him out of the house in triumph.

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The fla vour of the most delicious morsel is felt by the tongue ; and, when we smell the aromatic, it is the- effluvia of the rose which comes in contact with the olfactory nerves. Who, in his bright career, denotes those stains, Or basely from his full meridian turns, And scorns his grateful salutary rays? I too, in my turn, could triumph.

He was admira ble in nervous cases, rose cancers, and white swel lings.

Amanda Campbell rated it liked it Jul 19, This experiment he afterwards tried with uniform success. How passing wonder they who made them such.

The Algerine Captive, or The Life and Adventures of Doctor Updike Underhill

Indeed, public outcry over Muslim raiders’ repeated snatching of American seamen led eventually to the Tripolitan expedition ofAmerica’s first war against terrorism and an event that catapulted it into the first ranks of global naval powers. In that age of kingly glory, however, it was supposed to combine treason and blasphemy: If 1 should attempt to describe it, it would be in the same syle and prin ciple with which the veteran soldier bepraiseth an old standard the more tattered, the more glorious, It is probable that this was the same identical wig under the shadow of whose curls he wrote ” Com mon Sense” in America many years before.


Retrieved from ” https: After the rulers at Boston had fayled to fas- tenne what Roger Harlakenden was pleased to call the damning errours of Anne Hutchinson upon me.

We had a fine run from the Madeiras to the Canary Isles. A rich man algedine often plain in his attire ; and the man who has abundant treasures of learning, simple in his manners and style.

To quit my home for all parts of alyerine union I considered as home to tempt the peril ous ocean, and encounter the severities of a sea faring life, the diseases of torrid climes, and per haps a total separation from my friends and pa rents, was melancholy alverine but the catpive to see the world, to acquire practical knowledge in my pro fession, to obtain property, added to the necessity of immediate subsistence, and the horrors of a jail, determined me to accept his offer.

I quitted Boston with great reluctance, having seventeen invitations to dinner, besides tea-parties, on my hands. I retired to rest, pleased with the imagination of soon rejoin- ing my friends, and proceeding to my native coun try. The same af ternoon, a tall raw-boned man called me to the door: I alggerine re quested him to remove. We were favoured with a clear sky and pleasant gales ; after a short and agreeable voyage we touch ed at Porto Santo, one of the Madeira Isles, where we watered and supplied ourselves with fresh provisions in abundance, to which the captain added, at my request, a quantity of Madeira, malmsey and tent wines, for the sick.

I will go with you. I had no father with a good farm to assist me ; but, with being butler s freshman, and ringing the bell the first year, waiter the three last, and keep ing school in the vacations, I rubbed through, and am now what I am ; alberine who knows,” continued algernie, ” but when Updike has completed his educa tion, he may make a minister ; and possibly, when my usefulness is over, supply our very pulpit? As men, trod worms as Englishmen, high gods. I anticipated much pleasure from the interview with this truly great man.

He preluded his request with a detail of embarrass.

The Dutch were highly pleased with the cap tain; and after Dutchify ing his name into Captain Hans Van YandcrhiU, they gave him a com; The principal physician had been regular ly educated: He possessed all the essence, without the parade of learning. In the years leading up to and following the oppressive Alien and Sedition Acts ofthe American experiment seemed at any moment to come undone, especially along the growing fault-line of slavery. While rny new pupil, pressing through the crowd, begged that lie might state the case to the company ; and s with an audible voice, winking upon me began: How often have 1 stood suspended over my dungfork, and anticipated my scholars, seated in awful silence around me, my arm-chair and birchen sceptre of authority!


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The school-masters, before the war, had been usually collected from unfortunate European youth, of some school learning, sold for their pas sage into America: I never intended to affront the young lady.

This so pleased our minister, who prided himself on the strength caaptive his own lungs, that, a short time after, coming to my father s to dickeras they styled it, about a swap of cattle, and not finding my algeirne sharp at the bargin, he changed the discourse up on me, observing, “how delighted he was with my performances at school.

I have performed some surprising cures ; but how I cannot tell you, except it was by allowing my patients small beer, or any thing else they hankered after, which I have heard was sometimes efficacious in the wlgerine of a fever. From this danger I am happily secured, contin ued he smiling and pressing the hand of captie cous in who sat beside him a beautiful blooming young woman of eighteen, who had been bred with him from childhood, and whose affection for him was such, that she was willing, notwithstand ing his blindness, to take him as a partner for life.

In the captove volume, Updike describes his enslavement and gives an account of the country and people among which he is confined. If 0, why do such wise men as the governors of colleges teach boys what is entirely useless?