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" The grand parlour was the sanctum sanctorum, where the passion for cleaning was indulged without control. In this sacred apartment no one was permitted to enter, excepting the mistress and her confidential maid, who visited it once a week; for the purpose... "
Spirit of the English Magazines - Pagina 554
1820
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Knickerbocker's New York

Washington Irving - 1849
...upon to be a mere sport of fancy, or what is a worse, a wilful misrepresentation. The grand parlor was the sanctum sanctorum, where the passion for cleaning was indulged without control. In this sacred apartment no one was permitted to enter, excepting the mistress and her confidential...
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Works, Volume 1

Washington Irving - 1851
...that an historian of the day gravely tells us, that many of his townswomen grew to have webbed fingers like unto a duck ; and some of them, he had little...look upon to be a mere sport of fancy, or what is a worse, a wilful misrepresentation. The grand parlor was the sanctum sanctorum, where the passion...
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Historical Collections of the State of New York: Being a General Collection ...

John Warner Barber - 1851 - 409 pagina’s
...than an historian of the day gravely tells us, that many of his townswomen grew to have webbed fingers like unto a duck ; and some of them, he had little...mermaids — but this I look upon to be a mere sport ot fancy, or what is worse, a wilful misrep. resentation. " The grand parlor was the sanctum sanctorum,...
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HISTORICAL COLLECTIONS OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK;

JOHN W. BARBER - 1851
...than an historian of the day gravely tells us, that many of his townswomen grew to have webbed fingers like unto a duck; and some of them, he had little...examined into would be found to have the tails of mermaids—but this I look upon to be a mere sport of fancy, or what is worse, a wilful misrepresentation....
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A History of New York: From the Beginning of the World to the End of the ...

Washington Irving - 1854 - 441 pagina’s
...that an historian of the day gravely tells us, that many of his townswomen grew to have webbed fingers like unto a duck ; and some of them, he had little...look upon to be a mere sport of fancy, or what is a worse, a wilful misrepresentation. The grand parlor was the sanctum sanctorum, where the passion...
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Irving Vignettes

1858 - 287 pagina’s
...that an historian of the day gravely tells us, that many of his townswomen grew to have webbed fingers like unto a duck ; and some of them, he had little...what is worse, a wilful misrepresentation. The grand parlor was the sanctum sanctorum, where the passion for cleaning was indulged without control. In this...
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The National Magazine, Volume 12

Abel Stevens, James Floy - 1858
...that a historian of the day gravely tells us that many of his townswomen grew to have webbed nngers, like unto a duck ; and some of them, he had little...of mermaids — but this I look upon to be a mere matter of fancy, or, what is worse, а willful misrepresentation. In those happy flays a well-regulated...
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Osgood's Progressive Fifth Reader: Embracing a System of Instruction in the ...

Lucius Osgood - 1858 - 480 pagina’s
...the day gravely tells us that many of his townswomen grew to have webbed fingers like unto a duck : but this I look upon to be a mere sport of fancy, or, what is worse, a wilful misrepresentation. 4. The grand parlor was the sanctum sanctorum, where the passion for cleaning was indulged without...
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The National Fourth Reader: Containing a Course of Instruction in Elocution ...

Richard Green Parker, James Madison Watson - 1859 - 408 pagina’s
...day gravely tells us, that many of his own townswomen grew to have webbed fingers like unto a duck; but this I look upon to be a mere sport of fancy, or what is worse, a willful misrepresentation. 6. The grand parlor was the place where the passion for cleaning was indulged...
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A History of New-York: From the Beginning of the World to the End of the ...

Washington Irving - 1859 - 468 pagina’s
...little doubt, could the matter be examined into, would be found to have the tails of mermaids—but this I look upon to be a mere sport of fancy, or what is a worse, a wilful misrepresentation. The grand parlor was the sanctum sanctorum, where tha passion...
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