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A History of New York, from the Beginning of the World to the End of the ...
Uten tilgangsbegrensning - 1829
A History of New-York: From the Beginning of the World to the End ..., Volum 1
Uten tilgangsbegrensning - 1835
A History of the New York, from the Beginning of the World to the End of the ...
Washington 1783-1859 Irving
Ingen forhåndsvisning tilgjengelig - 2016
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Side iv - ilKHntt.v, uf the said district, hath deposited in this office the title of a book, the right whereof he claims as proprietor, in the word* following, to wit: A History of New York, from the beginning of the World to the end of the Dutch Dynasty.
Side 160 - His habits were as regular as his person. He daily took his four stated meals, appropriating exactly an hour to each; he smoked and doubted eight hours, and he slept the remaining twelve of the four-and-twenty.
Side 180 - ... and loyal citizens, however, always went according to the weathercock on the top of the governor's house, which was certainly the most correct, as he had a trusty servant employed every morning to climb up and set it to the right quarter.
Side 188 - ... and what is still more praiseworthy, they were all of their own manufacture — of which circumstance, as may well be supposed, they were not a little vain. These were the honest days, in which every woman staid at home, read the Bible, and wore pockets — ay, and that too of a goodly size, fashioned with patchwork into many curious devices, and ostentatiously worn on the outside. These, in fact, were convenient receptacles, where all good housewives carefully...
Side 158 - There are two opposite ways by which some men make a figure in the world: one by talking faster than they think and the other by holding their tongues and not thinking at all.
Side 154 - ... of the meadows — all which happy coincidence persuaded the old dames of New Amsterdam, who were skilled in the art of foretelling events, that this was to be a happy and prosperous administration.
Side 185 - At these primitive tea-parties the utmost propriety and dignity of deportment prevailed. No flirting nor coquetting; no gambling of old ladies nor hoyden chattering and romping of young ones; no self-satisfied struttings of wealthy gentlemen with their brains in their pockets; nor amusing conceits and monkey divertisements of smart young gentlemen with no brains at all. On the contrary, the young ladies seated themselves demurely in their rush-bottomed chairs and knit their own woolen stockings,...
Side 182 - ... the mistress and her confidential maid, who visited it once a week, for the purpose of giving it a thorough cleaning, and putting things to rights— always taking the precaution of leaving their shoes at the door, and entering devoutly on their stocking feet.
Side 160 - In his council he presided with great state and solemnity. He sat in a huge chair of solid oak, hewn in the celebrated forest of the Hague, fabricated by an experienced timmerman of Amsterdam, and curiously carved about the arms and feet, into exact imitations of gigantic eagle's claws.
Side 184 - To sweeten the beverage, a lump of sugar was laid beside each cup — and the company alternately nibbled and sipped with great decorum, until an improvement was introduced by a shrewd and...