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" ... easiest mattresses in the world to lay under our quilts instead of straw ; because, besides their tenderness and loose lying together, they continue sweet for seven or eight years long, before which time straw becomes musty and hard. "
Arboretum Et Fruticetum Britannicum: Or, The Trees and Shrubs of Britain ... - Page 1962
by John Claudius Loudon - 1838 - 6 pages
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All the Year Round, Volume 4; Volume 24

English literature - 1870
...world to lie on under our quilts, instead of straw, because, besides their tenderness and loose-lying together, they continue sweet for seven or eight years,...They are thus used by divers persons of quality, in Dauphiny; and in Switzerland I have sometimes lain on them to my great refreshment. . . . The kernels...
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Under the Blue Sky

Charles Mackay - 1871 - 344 pages
...world to lie on under our quilts, instead of straw, because, besides their tenderness and loose-lying together, they continue sweet for seven or eight years,...They are thus used by divers persons of quality in Dauphiny; and in Switzerland I have sometimes lain on them to my great refreshment. . . . . The kernels...
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Southey's Common-place Book...: Original memoranda, etc

Robert Southey - Anecdotes - 1876
...leaves, being gathered about the fall, and somewhat before they are frostbitten, afford the best and easiest mattresses in the world to lay under our quilts...; and in Switzerland I have sometimes lain on them t« my great refreshment. So as of this tree it may properly be said — 'The wood's an house: the...
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Report on Forestry

United States. Forest Service - Forests and forestry - 1882
...being gathered about the fall, and somewhat before they are much frost-bitten, afford the best and easiest mattresses in the world to lay under our quilts...They are thus used by divers persons of quality in Dauphiny ; and, in Switzerland, I have sometimes lain on ihem to my great refreshment. So is of this...
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Report on Forestry ...

United States. Forest Service, Nathaniel Hillyer Egleston, United States. Department of Agriculture - Forests and forestry - 1892
...being gathered about Ihe fall, and somewhat before they are much frost-bitien, uft'«rd the best and easiest mattresses in the world to lay under our quilts...sweet for seven or eight years long, before which time et raw becomes musty and hard. They are thus used by «livers persons of quality in Diiuphiiiy ; and,...
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The Forest Trees of Britain

Charles Alexander Johns - 1892 - 431 pages
...being gathered about the fall, and somewhat before they are much frostbitten, they afford the best and easiest mattresses in the world to lay under our quilts...instead of straw; because, besides their tenderness and looses lying together, they continue sweet for seven or eight years, long before which time straw becomes...
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Our Forests and Woodlands

John Nisbet - Forests and forestry - 1900 - 340 pages
...being gather'd about the fall, and somewhat before they are much frost-bitten, afford the best and easiest mattresses in the world to lay under our quilts...and hard. They are thus used by divers persons of duality in Dauphine, and in Switzerland I have sometimes lain on them to my great refreshment.' Throughout...
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Tramp's Hand-book

Harry Roberts - Camping - 1903 - 175 pages
..."Being gathered about the fall, and somewhat before they are much frost-bitten, they afford the best and easiest mattresses in the world to lay under our quilts...which time straw becomes musty and hard. They are often thus used by divers persons in Dauphine ; and in Switzerland I have sometimes lain on them to...
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The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 42

1878
...summer, being gathered about the fall, and somewhat before they are much frostbitten, afford the best and easiest mattresses in the world to lay under our quilts instead of straw." (Sylva, Book I., chap, vi.1) Family. "This word," we are told (seriously), " is often used to denote...
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The Penny Magazine of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful ..., Volume 12

1843
...common in Britain. Evelyn sa) s tîiat " being gathered about the fall, and somewhat before they arc much frost-bitten, they afford the best and the easiest...before which time straw becomes musty and hard. They arc thus used by divers persons of quality in Dauphiny; and in Switzerland I lave Eometiraes lain on...
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