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" ... surrounded by perpendicular precipices, over the brinks of which, impending trees shot their branches, so that you only caught glimpses of the azure sky, and the bright evening cloud. "
The Portfolio of Entertaining & Instructive Varieties in History, Literature ... - Page 294
1824
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Rip Van Winkle and Other Sketches

Washington Irving - 1882 - 240 pages
...During the whole time, Rip and his companion had labored on in silence, for though the former marveled greatly what could be the object of carrying a keg...inspired awe and checked familiarity. On entering the amphitheater, new objects of wonder presented themselves. On a level spot in the center was a company...
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Taalstudie, Volumes 3-4

1882
...If dogs con feel pity (conditional; see introduction for this use of can; id); The former marvelled greatly, what could be the object of carrying a keg of liquor up this wild mountain (Miyht would be more indefinite here, and give room to any supposition with respect to the influence...
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Selections of American Humour in Prose and Verse

John Hamer - 1883 - 318 pages
...During the whole time, Rip and his companion had laboured on in silence; for though the former marvelled greatly what could be the object of carrying a keg...presented themselves. On a level spot in the centre was a company of oddlooking personages playing at nine-pins. They were dressed in a quaint outlandish fashion...
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Favorite Authors in Prose and Poetry

James Thomas Fields - 1884
...During the whole time Rip and his companion hud labored on in silence; for though the former marvelled greatly what could be the object of carrying a keg...presented themselves. On a level spot in the centre was a company of odd-looking personages playing at ninepins. They were dressed in a quaint outlandish fashion...
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Advanced Reader, Specially Prepared to Elicit Thought and to Facilitate ...

Christian Brothers - 1884 - 483 pages
...labored on in silence; for though tho former marvelled greatly what could bo the object of currying a keg of liquor up this wild mountain, yet there was something so strange about the unknown that it inspired awe and checked familiarity. On entering the amphitheatre...
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Higher reading book for schools, colleges, and general use, ed. by C.M. Yonge

Charlotte Mary Yonge - 1885
...the whole time, Rip and his companion had laboured on in silence ; for though the former marvelled greatly what could be the object of carrying a keg...presented themselves. On a level spot in the centre was a company of odd-looking personages playing at nine-pins. They were dressed in a quaint, outlandish fashion...
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Swinton's First [-sixth] Reader, Book 6

William Swinton - 1885
...During the whole time Rip and his companion had labored on in silence ; for, though the former marveled greatly what could be the object of carrying a keg...was something strange and incomprehensible about the unknown,1 that inspired awe and checked familiarity. On entering the amphitheater new objects of wonder...
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Cassell's Readable readers, Book 5

Cassell, ltd - 1885
...During the whole time Rip and his companion had laboured on in silence, for though the former marvelled greatly what could be the object of carrying a keg...wild mountain, yet there was something strange and mysterious about the unknown that inspired awe and checked familiarity. On entering the hollow new...
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Sixth, Or, Classic English Reader

William Swinton - 1885 - 608 pages
...incomprehensible about the unknown,1 that inspired awe and checked familiarity. On entering the amphitheater new objects of wonder presented themselves. On a level spot in the center was a company of odd-looking personages2 playing at ninepins. They were dressed in a quaint...
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A Library of American Literature...

Stedman, Edmund C. and Hutchinson Ellen M. - 1888
...During the whole time Rip and his companion had labored on in silence; for though the former marvelled greatly what could be the object of carrying a keg...presented themselves. On a level spot in the centre was a company of odd-looking personages playing at nine-pins. They were dressed in a quaint outlandish fashion;...
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