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" ... claws. Instead of a sceptre he swayed a long Turkish pipe, wrought with jasmin and amber, which had been presented to a stadtholder of Holland, at the conclusion of a treaty with one of the petty Barbary powers. In this stately chair would he sit,... "
The Edinburgh Monthly Review - Page 239
1821
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American Prose (1607-1865)

Walter Cochrane Bronson - 1916 - 760 pages
...been presented to a stadtholder of Holland at the conclusion of a treaty with one of the petty Barbary powers. In this stately chair would he sit, and this...in a black frame against the opposite wall of the council-chamber. Nay, it has even been said, that when any deliberation of extraordinary length and...
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American Prose: Selections with Critical Introductions by Various Writers ...

George Rice Carpenter - 1916 - 798 pages
...been presented to a stadtholder of Holland at the conclusion of a treaty with one of the petty Barbary powers. In this stately chair would he sit, and this...in a black frame against the opposite wall of the council-chamber. Nay, it has even been said, that when any deliberation of extraordinary length and...
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Junior High School Literature ...

William Harris Elson, Christine M. Keck - 1919 - 650 pages
...sit, and this magnificent pipe would he smoke, shaking his right knee with a constant motion, and 1o fixing his eye for hours together upon a little print...deliberation of extraordinary length and intricacy was on the carpet, the renowned Wouter would absolutely shut his eyes for i5 full two hours at a time, that...
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Journeys Through Bookland: A New and Original Plan for Reading ..., Volume 8

Charles Herbert Sylvester - 1922 - 530 pages
...been presented to a stadtholder of Holland at the conclusion of a treaty with one of the petty Barbary powers. In this stately chair would he sit and this...with a constant motion, and fixing his eye for hours upon a little print of Amsterdam which hung in a black frame against the opposite wall of the council-chamber....
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Told in Story, American History ... Book 1, Volume 1

Hamilton James Eckenrode - 1922 - 392 pages
...scepter, he swayed a long Turkish pipe. In this stately chair he would ,sit, and this pipe he would smoke, shaking his right knee with a constant motion and fixing his eyes for hours together upon a little print of Amsterdam that hung against the opposite wall. To assist...
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Diedrich Knickerbocker's A History of New York

Washington Irving - 1927 - 572 pages
...presented to a stadtholder of Holland, at the conclusion of a treaty with one of the petty Barbary powers. — In this - stately chair would he sit,...opposite wall of the council chamber. Nay, it has ever been said, that when any deliberation of extraordinary length and intricacy was on the carpet,...
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A Book of American Literature

Franklyn Bliss Snyder, Edward Douglas Snyder - 1927 - 1288 pages
...been presented to a stadtholder of Holland at the conclusion of a treaty with one of the petty Barbary powers. In this stately chair would he sit, and this magnificent pipe would were short, but sturdy in proportion to 20 he smoke, shaking his right knee with the weight they had...
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Committee Prints

United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Government Operations - 1971 - 1514 pages
...presented to a stadtholder of Holland, at the, conclusion of a treaty with one of the petty Barbary powers. It has even been said, that when any deliberation of extraordinary length and intricacy was on the carpet, the renowned Wouter would shut his eyes for full two hours at a time, that he might not...
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Washington Irving: History, Tales & Sketches (LOA #16): The Sketch Book / A ...

Washington Irving - 1983 - 1198 pages
...presented to a stadtholder of Holland, at the conclusion of a treaty with one of the petty' Barbary powers. — In this stately chair would he sit, and...opposite wall of the council chamber. Nay, it has ever been said, that when any deliberation of extraordinary length and intricacy was on the carpet,...
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The Works of Washington Irving in Twelve Volumes, Volume 7

Washington Irving - 1881 - 910 pages
...presented to a stadtholder of Holland, at the conclusion of a treaty with one of the petty Barbary powers. In this stately chair would he sit, and this...deliberation of extraordinary length and intricacy was on the carpet, the renowned Wouter would shut his eyes for full two hours at a time, that he might not...
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