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" ... gun ; he dreaded to meet his wife ; but it would not do to starve among the mountains. He shook his head, shouldered the rusty firelock, and, with a heart full of trouble and anxiety, turned his steps homeward. As he approached the village he met... "
The Edinburgh Magazine and Literary Miscellany - Page 326
1819
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The Edinburgh Review: Or Critical Journal, Volume 34

1820
...at last resolves to go home. 1 As he approached the village he met a number of people, but none whom he knew, which somewhat surprised him, for he had thought himself acquainted with every one in tlje country round. Their dress, too, was of a different fashion from that to which he was accustomed....
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The Edinburgh magazine, and literary miscellany, a new series of ..., Volume 5

1819
...and scoff at the poor man's perplexities. What was to be done? the morning was passing away, and Rip felt famished for his breakfast. He grieved to give...invariably stroked their chins. The constant recurrence of this gesture, induced Rip, involuntarily, to do the same, when, to his astonishment, he found his beard...
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The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent, Volume 1

Washington Irving - 1822
...anxiety, turned his steps homeward. As he approached the village he met a number of people, but none whom he knew, which somewhat surprised him, for he had...invariably stroked their chins. The constant recurrence of this gesture induced Rip, involuntarily, to do the same, when, to his astonishment, he found his beard...
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The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent

Washington Irving - 1820 - 419 pages
...anxiety, turned his steps homeward. As he apprqached the village he met a number of people, but none whom he knew, which somewhat surprised him, for he had...invariably stroked their chins. The constant recurrence of this gesture induced Rip, iavoluntarily, to do the same, when, to his astonishment, he found his beard...
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The Literary and Scientific Repository, and Critical Review, Volume 2

Charles Kitchell Gardner - 1821
...last resolves to go home. . ' As he approached the village he met a number of people, but ' none whom he knew, which somewhat surprised him, for he had...; and whenever they cast eyes upon him, invariably stro' ked their chins. The constant recurrence of this gesture induced ' Rip, involuntarily, to do...
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The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent. [pseud.] ...

Washington Irving - 1824
...anxiety, turned his steps homeward. As he approached the village he met a number of people, but none whom he knew, which somewhat surprised him, for he had...invariably stroked their chins. The constant recurrence of this gesture induced Rip, involuntarily, to do the same, when, to his astonishment, he found his beard...
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The Portfolio of Entertaining & Instructive Varieties in History ..., Volume 3

1824
...last he resolves to go home. " AST he approached the village, he met a number of people, hut none whom he knew, which somewhat surprised him, for he had...with every one in the country round. Their dress, loo, was of a different fashion from that to which he was accustomed. They all stared at him with equal...
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Legends of Terror!: And Tales of the Wonderful and Wild ; Original and ...

1826 - 642 pages
...anxiety, turned his stepe homeward. As he approached the village he met a number of people, but none whom he knew, which somewhat surprised him, for he had...with equal marks of surprise, and whenever they cast their eyes upon him, they invariably stroked their chins. — The constant recurrence of this gesture...
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The Sketch-book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent. [pseud.] ...

Washington Irving - 1829
...anxiety, turned his steps homeward. As he approached the village, he met a number of people, but none whom he knew, which somewhat surprised him, for he had...was of a different fashion from that to which he was actustomed. They all stared at him with equal marks of surprise, and whenever they cast eyes upon him,...
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The Sketch-book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent. [pseud.] ...

Washington Irving - 1831
...anxiety, turned his steps homeward. As he approached the village, he met a number of people, but none whom he knew, which somewhat surprised him, for he had...that to which he was accustomed. They all stared at hfrn with equal marks of surprise, and whenever they cast eyes upon him, invariably stroked their chins....
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