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" ... the festival of St. Nicholas, or some such great occasion. It was ornamented with a gorgeous brass knocker, curiously wrought, sometimes in the device of a dog, and sometimes of a lion's head, and was daily burnished with such religious zeal, that... "
A History of New York: From the Beginning of the World to the End of the ... - Page 158
by Washington Irving - 1853 - 454 pages
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A History of New-York: From the Beginning of the World to the End ..., Volume 1

Washington Irving - 1812 - 306 pages
...inundation, under the difciplme of mops and brooms and fcrubbing brufhes; and the good houfewives of thofe days were a kind of amphibious animal, delighting exceedingly to be dabbling in water — infomuch that an hiftorian of the day gravely tells us, that many of his townfwomen grew to have...
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Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 7

1820 - 730 pages
...sometimes of a lion's head, and was daily burnished with such religious zeal, that it was oft times worn out by the very precautions taken for its preservation....kind of amphibious animal, delighting exceedingly t» be dabbling in water — insomuch that an historian of the day gravely tells us, that many of his...
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A History of New York: From the Beginning of the World to the ..., Volumes 1-2

Washington Irving - 1820 - 532 pages
...and was daily burnished with such religions zeal, that it was oftN 178 PASSION FOR CLEANING. times worn out by the very precautions taken for its preservation....inundation, under the discipline of mops, and brooms, and scrubbing-brushes ; and the good housewives of those days were a kind of amphibious animal, delighting...
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A History of New York,: From the Beginning of the World to the End of the ...

Washington Irving - 1820 - 538 pages
...constantly in a state of inundation, under the discipline of mops, and brooms, and scrubbing-brushes ; and the good housewives of those days were a kind...amphibious animal, delighting exceedingly to be dabbling in water—insomuch that an historian of the day gravely tells us, that many of his townswomen grew to...
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Spirit of the English Magazines, Volume 7

1820 - 490 pages
...sometimes of a lion's bead, and was daily burnished with such religious zeal, that it was oft times worn out by the very precautions taken for its preservation. The whole bouse was constantly in a state of inundation, under the discipline of mops and brooms and scrubbing...
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A History of New-York: From the Beginning of the World to the End ..., Volume 1

Washington Irving - 1821 - 414 pages
...sometimes of a lion's head ; and was daily burnished with such religious zeal, that it was oft times worn out by the very precautions taken for its preservation....inundation, under the discipline of mops and brooms, and scrubbing-brushes; and the good housewives of those days were a kind of amphibious animal, delighting...
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A History of New York: From the Beginning of the World to the ..., Volumes 1-2

Washington Irving - 1824 - 572 pages
...a lion's head, and was daily burnished with such religious zeal, that it was oft-times worn out hy the very precautions taken for its- preservation....amphibious animal, delighting exceedingly to be dabbling in.water — insomuch that an historian of the day gravely tells us, that many of his townswomen grew...
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A History of New York: From the Beginning of the World to the End ..., Volume 1

Washington Irving - 1824 - 318 pages
...sometimes of a lion's head, and was daily burnished with such religious zeal, that it was oft-times worn out by the very precautions taken for its preservation....scrubbing brushes ; and the good housewives of those dayswere a kind of amphibious animal, delighting exceedingly to be dabbling in water — insomuch that...
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Memoirs Concerning the Affairs of Scotland, from Queen Anne's Accession to ...

George Lockhart - 1824 - 870 pages
...sometimes of a lion's head ; and was daily burnished with such religious zeal that it was ofttimes worn out by the very precautions taken for its preservation....inundation, under the discipline of mops and brooms and scrubbing-brushes; and the good housewives of those days were a kind of amphibious animal, delighting...
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A History of New York, from the Beginning of the World to the End of the ...

Washington Irving - 1828 - 354 pages
...a lion's head ; and was daily hurnished with such religious zeal that it was oft-times worn out hy the very precautions taken for its preservation. The whole house was constantly in a state of innndation, under the discipline of mops and hrooms and scruhhing-hrushes ; and the good housewives...
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