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" I became persuaded that my tide-waiters were reasonable beings, who might be talked into mercy and humanity, if a body could only hit upon the right text. So, I bowed, and gesticulated, and threw out my hands, and talked to them, as friends, and brothers,... "
Sporting Scenes and Sundry Sketches: Being the Miscellaneous Writings of J ... - Page 45
by J. Cypress - 1842
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The Sporting Sketch Book: A Series of Characteristic Papers, by the Most ...

John William Carleton - Fox hunting - 1842 - 200 pages
...if a body could only hit upon the right text. So I bowed, and gesticulated, and threw out my hands, and talked to them as friends, and brothers, members...flattered them, as my comrades, upon some glorious enterprise ; I sung and ranted to them, now as an actor in a play-house, and now as an elder at a camp-meeting...
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The Sporting review, ed. by 'Craven'., Volume 7

John William Carleton - 1842
...if a body could only hit upon the right text. So I bowed, and gesticulated, and threw out my hands, and talked to them as friends, and brothers, members...flattered them, as my comrades, upon some glorious enterprise ; I sung and ranted to them, now as an actor in a playhouse, and now as an elder at a camp-meeting...
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The Metropolitan, Volume 44

English literature - 1845
...if a body could only hit upon the right text ; so I bowed, and gesticulated, and threw out my hands, and talked to them as friends, and brothers, members...to have their bills paid — I scolded them as my Nov. 18 15. — VOL. XLIV. — so. CLXXV. x servants ; I abused them as duns ; I implored them as jurymen...
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The Naval and military sketch book, and history of adventure by flood and field

...humanity, if a body could only hit upon the right text. So I bowed and gesticulated, and threw out my hands and talked to them as friends and brothers, members...uncles, aunts, people waiting to have their bills paid. Ha ! ha ! ha ! — and I broke out in a fit of most horrible laughter, as I thought of the mincemeat...
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Traits of American Humor, Volume 2

Thomas Chandler Haliburton - American wit and humor - 1852 - 332 pages
...if a body could only hit upon the right text. So, I bowed, and gesticulated, and threw out my hands, and talked to them, as friends, and brothers, members...them as jurymen sitting on the question of my life; I cogratulated, and, flattered them as my comrades upon some glorious enterprise ; I sung and ranted...
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Traits of American Humour, Volume 2

Thomas Chandler Haliburton - American wit and humor - 1852
...if a body could only hit upon the right text. So, I bowed, and gesticulated, and threw out my hands, and talked to them, as friends, and brothers, members...them as jurymen sitting on the question of my life; I cogratulated, and flattered them as my comrades upon some glorious enterprise ; I sung and ranted to...
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A Quarter Race in Kentucky: And Other Sketches, Illustrative of Scenes ...

William Trotter Porter - 1846 - 199 pages
...if a body could only hit upon the right text. So, I bowed, and gesticulated, and threw out my hands, and talked to them, as friends, and brothers, members...and flattered them as my comrades upon some glorious enterprise ; I sung and ranted to them, now as an actor in a play-house, and now as an elder at a camp-meeting...
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Cyclopaedia of American Literature: Embracing Personal and ..., Volume 2

Evert Augustus Duyckinck, George Long Duyckinck - American literature - 1856
...body could only hit upon the right text. So. I bowed, and gesticulated, mid threw out my hands, ai.d talked to them, as friends and brothers, members of...uncles, aunts, people waiting to have their bills paid;—I scolded them us my servants; 1 abused them as duns; 1 Implored them as jurymen sitting on...
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Cyclopaedia of American Literature: Embracing Personal and ..., Volume 2

Evert Augustus Duyckinck - American literature - 1856
...them, la friends and brothers, members of my family, consins, uncles, aunts, people waiting to hare their bills paid; — I scolded them as my servants; I abused them as duns ; I ,'mplored them as jurymen sitting on the question of my life ; I congratulated and flattered them as...
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Cyclopaedia of American Literature: Embracing Personal and ..., Volume 2

Evert Augustus Duyckinck - American literature - 1856
...if a body could only hit upon the right text. So, I bowed, and gesticulated, and threw out my hands, and talked to them, as friends and brothers, members of my family, cousins, uncles, aunt*, people waiting to have their bills paid; — I scolded them as my servants; I abused them as...
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