A History of New-York: From the Beginning of the World to the End of the Dutch Dynasty : Containing Among Many Surprising and Curious Matters, the Unutterable Ponderings of Walter the Doubter, the Disastrous Projects of William, the Testy, and the Chivalric Achievements of Peter, the Headstrong--the Three Dutch Governors of New Amsterdam : Being the Only Authentic History of the Times that Ever Hath Been Or Ever Will be Published, Band 2

Lea & Blanchard, 1842

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Seite 58 - Had you but seen him in this dress, How fierce he look'd and how big, You would have thought him for to be Some Egyptian porcupig : He frighted all, cats, dogs, and all, Each cow, each horse, and each hog : For fear they did flee, for they took him to be Some strange, outlandish hedge-hog.
Seite 128 - Tanta-rar-ra-ra! twanged the trumpet of Antony Van Corlear until all voice and sound became unintelligible— grunts of pain, yells of fury, and shouts of triumph mingling in: one hideous clamor. The earth shook as if struck with a paralytic stroke; trees shrunk aghast, and withered at the sight; rocks burrowed in the ground like rabbits; and even Christina creek turned from its course, and ran up a hill in breathless terror! Long hung the contest doubtful; for though a heavy shower of rain, sent...

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