The ladies of Augusta, Me., distributed over fifty bushels of doughnuts to the Third Volunteer regiment of Maine, previous to their departure for the seat of war in 1861. A procession of ladies, headed by music, passed between double lines of troops, who presented arms, and were afterwards drawn up in hollow square to receive the welcome doughnation.
Never before was seen such an aggregate of doughnuts since the world began The circumambient air was redolent of doughnuts. Every breeze sighed doughnuts 容verybody talked of doughnuts. The display of doughnuts beggared description. There was the molasses doughnut and the sugar doughnut 葉he long doughnut and the short doughnut 葉he round doughnut and the square doughnut 葉he rectangular doughnut and the triangular doughnut 葉he single twisted doughnut and the double twisted doughnut 葉he "light riz" doughnut and the hard-kneaded doughnut 葉he straight solid doughnut and the circular doughnut, with a hole in the centre. There were doughnuts of all imaginary kinds, qualities, shapes, and dimensions. It was emphatically a feast of doughnuts, if not a flow of soul.
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