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" I listened through curiosity to the discourse of these little creatures ; but as they, in their national vivacity, spoke three or four together, I could make but little of their conversation. I found, however, by some broken expressions that I heard now... "
The Essays, Humourous, Moral and Literary: Of the Late Benjamin Franklin - Page 17
by Benjamin Franklin - 1811 - 182 pages
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Life of Benjamin Franklin, Written by Himself, Volume 2

Benjamin Franklin - 1875
...to the discourse of these little creatures; but as they, in their natural vivacity, spoke three or four together, I could make but little of their conversation....disputing warmly on the merit of two foreign musicians, one a cousin, the other a moscheto ; in which dispute they spent their time, seemingly as regardless...
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Life of Benjamin Franklin, Written by Himself, Volume 2

Benjamin Franklin - 1875
...to the discourse of these little creatures; but as they, in their natural vivacity, spoke three or four together, I could make but little of their conversation....disputing warmly on the merit of two foreign musicians, one a cousin, the other a moscheto ; in which dispute they spent their time, seemingly as regardless...
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Swinton's First [-sixth] Reader, Book 6

William Swinton - Readers - 1885
...to the discourse of these little creatures ; but as they, in their natural vivacity, spoke three or four together, I could make but little of their conversation....disputing warmly on the merit of two foreign musicians, one a piping gnat, the other a mosquito, in which dispute3 they spent their time, seemingly as regardless...
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Sixth, Or, Classic English Reader

William Swinton - Readers - 1885 - 608 pages
...their natural vivacity, spoke three or four together, I could make but little of their conversation. 1 found, however, by some broken expressions that I...disputing warmly on the merit of two foreign musicians, one a piping gnat, the other a mosquito, in which dispute3 they spent their time, seemingly as regardless...
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A Library of American Literature...

Stedman, Edmund C. and Hutchinson Ellen M. - 1888
...to the discourse of these little creatures; but as they, in their national vivacity, spoke three or four together, I could make but little of their conversation....disputing warmly on the merit of two foreign musicians, one a cousin, the other a moscheto; in which dispute they spent their time, seemingly as regardless...
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Literature of the revolutionary period,1765-1787

Edmund Clarence Stedman, Ellen Mackay Hutchinson - American literature - 1894
...to the discourse of these little creatures ; but as they, in their national vivacity, spoke three or four together, I could make but little of their conversation....disputing warmly on the merit of two foreign musicians, one a cousin, the other a moscheto; in which dispute they spent their time, seemingly as regardless...
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Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern, Volume 15

Charles Dudley Warner - Literature - 1896
...curiosity to the discourse of these little creatures; but as they in their natural vivacity spoke three or four together, I could make but little of their conversation....disputing warmly on the merit of two foreign musicians, one a cousin, the other a moscheto; in which dispute they spent their time, seemingly as regardless...
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Library of the World's Best Literature: A-Z

Charles Dudley Warner - Literature - 1897
...curiosity to the discourse of these little creatures; but as they in their natural vivacity spoke three or four together, I could make but little of their conversation....disputing warmly on the merit of two foreign musicians, one a cousin, the other a moschelo; in which dispute they spent their time, seemingly as regardless...
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The True Benjamin Franklin

Sydney George Fisher - 1898 - 369 pages
...to the discourse of these little creatures ; but as they, in their natural vivacity, spoke three or four together, I could make but little of their conversation....disputing warmly on the merit of two foreign musicians, one a cousin, the other a moscheto ; in which dispute they spent their time, seemingly as regardless...
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The World's Best Essays, from the Earliest Period to the Present Time, Volume 5

David Josiah Brewer - American essays - 1900
...to the discourse of these little creatures; but as they, in their national vivacity, spoke three or four together, I could make but little of their conversation....two foreign musicians, the one a cousin, the other a moscheto; in which dispute they spent their time, seemingly as regardless of the shortness of life...
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