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" It has been a matter of marvel, to my European readers, that a man from the wilds of America should express himself in tolerable English. I was looked upon as something new and strange in literature ; a kind of demi-savage, with a feather in his hand,... "
The North American Review - Page 210
1822
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Bracebridge Hall, Or, The Humorists, Volume 1

Washington Irving - American fiction - 1822 - 404 pages
...matter of marvel, that a man from the wilds of America should express himself in tolerable English. I was looked upon as something new and strange in literature...civilized society. This novelty is now at an end, and of course the feeling of indulgence which it produced. I must now expect to bear the scrutiny of...
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Bracebridge Hall; Or, The Humorists, Volume 1

Washington Irving - American fiction - 1822 - 404 pages
...matter of marvel, that a man from the wilds of America should express himself in tolerable English. I was looked upon as something new and strange in literature...demi-savage, with a feather in his hand, instead of on his B 2 head; and there was a curiosity to hear what such a being had to say about civilized society. This...
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The Eclectic review. vol. 1-New [8th]

1823
...Author of himself, ' that a man from the wilds of America should express himself in tolerable English. I was looked upon as something new and strange in literature...such a being had to say about civilized society.' That surprise has passed, and our wiseacres are beginning to be ashamed of having felt any. Stranger...
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The Eclectic Review, Volume 19; Volume 37

Samuel Greatheed, Daniel Parken, Theophilus Williams, Josiah Conder, Thomas Price, Jonathan Edwards Ryland, Edwin Paxton Hood - 1823
...Author of himself, ' that a man from the wilds of America should express himself in tolerable English. I was looked upon as something new and strange in literature...such a being had to say about civilized society.' That surprise has passed, and our wiseacres are beginning to be ashamed of having felt any. Stranger...
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The Literary magnet of the belles lettres, science, and the fine ..., Volume 2

Tobias Merton (pseud) - 1824
...matter of marvel, that a man from the wilds of America should express himself in tolerable English. I was looked upon as something new and strange in literature ; a kind of demi-savage, with a feather in his jiaiul, instead of on his head; and there was a curiosity to hear what such a being had" to say about...
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Bracebridge Hall; Or, The Humorists. A Medley, Volume 1

Washington Irving - American literature - 1835
...European readers, that a pian from the wilds of America should express himself in tolerable English. I was looked upon as something new and strange in literature...civilized society. This novelty is now at an end, and of course the feeling of indulgence which it produced. I must now expect to bear the scrutiny of...
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Washington Irving - American literature - 1835
...European readers, that a man from the wilds of America should express himself in tolerable English. I was looked upon as something new and strange in literature; a kind of demi-savagc, with a feather in his hand, instead of on his head; and there was a curiosity to hear...
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The United States Democratic Review, Volume 9

United States - 1841
...English. I was looked upon as something new in literature ; a kind of demi-savage, with a feather in his head ; and there was a curiosity to hear what...say about civilized society. This novelty is now at end, and of course the feeling of indulgence which • The Works of Washington Irvinar, with a portrait...
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Bracebridge Hall: Or, the Humorists

Washington Irving - American fiction - 1845 - 375 pages
...matter of marvel, that a man from the wilds of America should express himself in tolerable English. I was looked upon as something new and strange in literature...civilized society. This novelty is now at an end, and of course the feeling of indulgence which it produced. I must now expect to bear the scrutiny of...
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Bracebridge Hall: Or, The Humorists. A Medley

Washington Irving - England - 1849 - 487 pages
...European readers, that a man from the wilds of America should express himself in tolerable English. I was looked upon as something new and strange in literature...civilized society. This novelty is now at an end, and of course the feeling of indulgence which it produced. I must now expect to bear the scrutiny of...
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