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Burdett’s Seriocomic Recitations and Readings

Burdett’s Seriocomic Recitations and Readings edited by James S. Burdett 1887

This 167 page paperbound book contains numerous short vignettes. Some are humorous (like Peck’s contribution) while others are moralistic. Peck’s 3.5 page blurb comes from Peck’s Bad Boy and His Pa Chapter 19 His Pa is “Nishiated”. It originally appeared in Peck’s Sun.

This book was published by the excelsior Publishing House in New York.

Burdett included a short one page vignette “That Bad Boy” from Peck’s Sun in his ” A New Collection of Comic Recitations and Humorous Readings” published in 1883 by Roorbach and Company.