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" To see him striding along the profile of a hill on a windy day, with his clothes bagging and fluttering about him, one might have mistaken him for the genius of famine descending upon the earth, or some scarecrow eloped from a cornfield. "
A Practical System of Rhetoric: Or, The Principles and Rules of Style ... - Page 62
by Samuel Phillips Newman - 1829 - 252 pages
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The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent, Volume 2

Washington Irving - Catskill Mountains Region (N.Y.) - 1820 - 419 pages
...a windy day, with his clothes bagging and fluttering about him, one might have mistaken him for the genius of famine descending upon the earth, or some scarecrow eloped from a cornfield. His school-house was a low building of one large room, rudely constructed of logs ; the windows partly...
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The Quarterly Review

William Gifford, Sir John Taylor Coleridge, John Gibson Lockhart, Whitwell Elwin, William Macpherson, William Smith, Sir John Murray (IV), Rowland Edmund Prothero (Baron Ernle) - English literature - 1821
...a windy day, with his clothes bagging and fluttering about him, one might have mistaken him for the genius of famine descending upon the earth, or some scarecrow eloped from a corn-field.' — vol. ii. p. 352. In addition to his duties as schoolmaster of the village, Mr. Crane also makes...
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The Quarterly Review, Volume 25

English literature - 1821
...a windy day, with his clothes bagging and fluttering about him, one might have mistaken him for the genius of famine descending upon the earth, or some scarecrow eloped from a corn-field.' — vol. ii. p. 352. In addition to his duties as schoolmaster of the village, Mr. Crane also makes...
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The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent, Volume 2

Washington Irving - 1821 - 343 pages
...a windy day, with his clothes bagging and fluttering about him, one might have mistaken him for the genius of famine descending upon the earth, or some scarecrow eloped from a cornfield. His school-house was a low building of one large room, rudely constructed of logs ; the windows partly...
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The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent. [pseud.] ...

Washington Irving - 1824
...windy day,, with his clothes bagging and fluttering about him, one might have mistaken him for the genius of famine descending upon the earth, or some scarecrow eloped from a cornfield. His school-house was a low building of one large room, rudely constructed of logs ; the windows partly...
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The beauties of Washington Irving, esq. ...

Washington Irving - American essays - 1830 - 316 pages
...a windy day, with his clothes bagging and fluttering about him, one might have mistaken him for the genius of famine descending upon the earth, or some scarecrow eloped from a corn field. His school-room was a low building of one large room, rudely constructed of logs ; the...
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The Sketch-book of Geoffrey Crayon, Esq, Volume 2

Washington Irving - 1834
...a windy day, with his clothes bagging and fluttering about him, one might have mistaken him for the genius of famine descending upon the earth, or some scarecrow eloped from a cornfield. His schoolhouse was a low building of one large room, rudely constructed of logs ; the windows partly...
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The Beauties of Washington Irving

Washington Irving - American essays - 1835 - 270 pages
...a windy day, with his clothes bagging and fluttering about him, one might have mistaken him for the genius of famine descending upon the earth, or some scarecrow eloped from a cornfield. His school-room was a low building of one large room, rudely constructed of logs ; the windows partly...
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The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent. [pseud.] ...

Washington Irving - 1835
...day, with his clothes bagging and fluttering about him, one might have mistaken him for the genins of famine descending upon the earth, or some scare-crow eloped from a corn-field. His school honse was a low building of one large room , rudely constructed of logs ; the windows partly...
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A practical system of rhetoric; or, The principles and rules of style ...

Samuel Phillips Newman - English language - 1837 - 292 pages
...a windy day, with his clothes bagging and fluttering about him, one might have mistaken him for the genius of famine descending upon the earth, or some...admirably to the design of the writer. The examples which have been stated and examined, are amply sufficient to illustrate and establish the posi-tion, that...
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