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" Nature, with all her sex's ingenuity, would have been puzzled to construct a neck capable of supporting it; wherefore she wisely declined the attempt, and settled it firmly on the top of his backbone, just between the shoulders. His... "
A History of New York: From the Beginning of the World to the End of the ... - Page 140
by Washington Irving - 1853 - 454 pages
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The Monthly Anthology, and Boston Review, Volumes 8-9

Samuel Cooper Thacher, David Phineas Adams, William Emerson - 1810 - 874 pages
...mud of the Potowmack. His body was of an oblong form, particularly capacious at bottom,; which was wisely ordered by providence, seeing that he was a...man of sedentary habits, and very averse to the idle labour of walking. His legs, though exceeding short, •were sturdy in proportion to the weight they...
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The Monthly Anthology, and Boston Review, Volume 8

Samuel Cooper Thacher, David Phineas Adams, William Emerson - 1810 - 444 pages
...sedentary habits, and very averse to the idle labour of walking. His legs, though exceeding short, were sturdy in proportion to the weight they had to sustain; so that when erect, he had net a little the appearance of a robustious beer barrel, standing on skids. His face, that infallible...
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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
...His legs, though exceeding fhort, were fturdy in proportion to the weight they had to fuftain ; fo that when erect he had not a little the appearance of a robuftious beer barrel, flanding on fkids. His face, that infallible index of the mind, prefented a...
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The North-American Review and Miscellaneous Journal, Volume 9

Jared Sparks, Edward Everett, James Russell Lowell, Henry Cabot Lodge - 1819 - 476 pages
...the mud of the Potowmac. His body was of an oblong form, particularly capacious at bottom ; which was wisely ordered by providence, seeing that he was a...man of sedentary habits, and very averse to the idle labour of walking. His legs, though exceeding short, were sturdy in proportion to the weight they had...
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A History of New-York, from the Beginning of the World to the End ..., Volume 1

Washington Irving - 1819 - 310 pages
...between the shoulders. His body was of an oblong form, particularly capacious at bottom; which was wisely ordered by providence, seeing that he was a man of sedentary habits, and very averse to thejdJeJaJmuiLaLwajiing. His legs, though exceeding short, were sturdy in proportion to the w«ight...
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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
...sedentary habits, and very averse to the idle labour of walking. His legs, though exceeding short, were sturdy in proportion to the weight they had to sustain...when erect, he had not a little the appearance of a robustious beer barrel, standing on skids. His face, that infallible index of the mind, presented a...
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A History of New York: From the Beginning of the World to the End of the ...

Washington Irving - 1820 - 540 pages
...between the shoulders. His body was of an oblong form, particularly capacious at bottom ; which was wisely ordered by Providence, seeing that he was a...man of sedentary habits, and very averse to the idle labour of walking. His legs, though exceeding short, were sturdy in proportion to the weight they had...
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The Edinburgh Monthly Review, Volume 5

1821 - 732 pages
...between the shoulders. His body was of an oblong form, particularly capacious at bottom ; which was wisely ordered by providence, seeing that he was a...man of sedentary habits, and very averse to the idle labour of walking. His legs, though exceeding short, were sturdy in proportion to the weight they had...
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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
...the mud of the Potowmac. His body was of an oblong form, particularly capacious at bottom; which was wisely ordered by providence, seeing that he was a...man of sedentary habits, and very averse to the idle labour of walking. His legs, though exceeding short, were sturdy in proportion to the weight they had...
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Memoirs Concerning the Affairs of Scotland, from Queen Anne's Accession to ...

George Lockhart - 1824 - 870 pages
...the mud of the Potowmac. His body was of an oblong form, particularly capacious at bottom ; which was wisely ordered by providence, seeing that he was a...man of sedentary habits, and very averse to the idle labour of walking. His legs, though exceeding short, were sturdy in proportion to the weight they had...
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