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" ... casual remark which I would not for the universe have it thought I apply to Governor Van Twiller. It is true he was a man shut up within himself, like an oyster, and rarely spoke except in monosyllables; but then it was allowed he seldom said a foolish... "
Knickerbocker's History of New York: (books III-VII) - Page 4
by Washington Irving - 1909 - 288 pages
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The Monthly Anthology, and Boston Review, Volume 8

Samuel Cooper Thacher, David Phineas Adams, William Emerson - 1810 - 444 pages
...the contrary he was a very wise dutchman, for he never said a foolish thing—and of such invincible gravity, that he was never known to laugh, or even to smile, through the course of a long and prosperous life. Certain however it is, there never was a matter proposed, however...
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A History of New York, from the Beginning of the World to the End of the ...

Washington Irving - 1819 - 302 pages
...contrary, he was a very wise Dutchman, for he never said a foolish thing — and of such invincible gravity, that he was never known to laugh, or even to smile, through the course of a long and prosperous life. Certain, however, it is, there never was a matter proposed, however...
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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
...contrary, he was a very wise Dutchman, for he never said a foolish thing — and of such invincible gravity, that he was never known to laugh, or even to smile, through the course of a long and prosperous life. Certain, however, it is, there never was a matter proposed, however...
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The Edinburgh Monthly Review, Volume 5

1821 - 732 pages
...contrary, he was a very wise Dutchman, for he never said a foolish thing — and of such invincible gravity, that he was never known to laugh, or even to smile, through the course of a long and prosperous life. Certain, however, it is, there never was n matter proposed, however...
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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 contrary, he was a very wise Dutchman, for he never said a foolish thing ; and of such invincible gravity, that he was never known to laugh, or even to smile, through the course of a long and prosperous life. Certain, however, it is, there never was a matter proposed, however...
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Memoirs Concerning the Affairs of Scotland, from Queen Anne's Accession to ...

George Lockhart - 1824 - 870 pages
...the contrary, he was a very wise Dutchman, for he never said a foolish thing; and of such invincible gravity that he was never known to laugh, or even to smile, through the course of a long and prosperous life. Certain, however, it is, there never was a matter proposed, however...
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New elegant extracts; a selection from the most eminent prose and ..., Volume 3

New elegant extracts, Richard Alfred Davenport - 1827 - 404 pages
...the contrary, he was a very wise Dutchman, for he never said a foolish thing; and of such invincible gravity that he was never known to laugh, or even to smile, through the course of a long and prosperous life. Certain, however, it is, there never was a matter proposed, however...
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New Elegant Extracts: A Unique Selection, Moral ..., Volume 3, Parts 5-6

Richard Alfred Davenport - 1827 - 404 pages
...the contrary, he was a very vise Dutchman, for he never said a foolish thing; and of such invincible gravity that he was never known to laugh, or even to smile, through the course of a long and prosperous life. Certain, however, it is, there never was a mailer proposed, however...
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New elegant extracts; a selection from the most eminent prose and ..., Volume 3

New elegant extracts, Richard Alfred Davenport - 1827 - 410 pages
...the contrary, he was a very wise Dutchman, for he never said a foolish thing ; and of such invincible gravity that he was never known to laugh, or even to smile, through (he course of a long and prosperous life. Certain, however, it is, there never was a matter proposed,...
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The Beauties of Washington Irving, Esq. ...

Washington Irving - 1830 - 346 pages
...the contrary, he was a very wise Dutchman, for he never said a foolish thing ; and of such invincible gravity that he was never known to laugh or even to smile, through the course of a long and prosperous life. Certain, however, it is, A 2 there never was a matter proposed,...
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