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" As I looked more attentively, I saw several of the passengers dropping through the bridge into the great tide that flowed underneath it ; and upon further examination perceived there were innumerable trap-doors that lay concealed in the bridge, which... "
The British essayists; to which are prefixed prefaces by J. Ferguson - Page 128
by British essayists - 1819
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The Spectator, Volume 2

1729
...there were innumerable Trap-doors that lay ' concealed in the Bridge, which the Paflengers no foon4 er trod upon, but they fell through them into the Tide ' and immediately difappeared. Thefe hidden Pit-falls * were fet very thick at the Entrance of the Bridge, fo * that...
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The Little Female Orators, Or Nine Evenings Entertainment, with Observations

Children - 1778 - 106 pages
...there were innumerable Trap Doors that lay concealed in the Bridge, which the Paflengers no fooner trod upon, but they fell through them into the Tide, and immediately C 3 difapdifappeared. Thefe hidden Pit-Falls were fet very thick at the Entrance of the Bridge, fo...
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The Arminian Magazine: Consisting of Extracts and Original ..., Volume 8

John Wesley - Biography - 1785
...there were innumerable trap-doors that lay concealed in the bridge, which the paffcngcrs no fooner trod upon, but they fell through them into the tide, and immediately difappeared. Thefe hidden pitfalls were fet very thick at the entrance of the bridge, fo> that throngs...
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Elegant Extracts: Or, Useful and Entertaining Passages in Prose, Selected ...

Vicesimus Knox - English prose literature - 1790 - 1019 pages
...there were innumerable trap-doors that lay concealed in the bridge, which the palfengers no fooner trod upon, but they fell through them into the tide, and immediately difappearcd. Thefe hidden pit-falls were fet very thick at the entrance of the bridge, fo that throngs...
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The Spectator, with Illustrative Notes: To which are Prefixed, the ..., Volume 3

1794
...it; and upon farther examination, perceived there were innumerable trap-doors that lay concealed in the bridge, which the passengers no sooner trod upon,...the tide, and immediately disappeared. These hidden pit-fulls were set very thick at the entrance of the bridge, so that throngs of people no sooner broke...
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The English instructor; or, Useful and entertaining passages in prose ...

English instructor - English literature - 1801 - 258 pages
...and upon further examination perceived that there were innumerable trap-doors that lay concealed in the bridge , which the passengers no sooner trod upon...throngs of people no sooner broke through the cloud than many of them fell into them. They grew thinner towards the middle , but multiplied and Jay closer...
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The Spectator ...

Joseph Addison - 1803
...it ; and upon farther examination, perceived there were innumerable trap-doors that lay concealed in the bridge, which the passengers no sooner trod upon,...no sooner broke through the cloud, but many of them feH into them. They grew thinner towards the middle, but multiplied and lay closer together towards...
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Selections from the Spectator, Tatler, Guardian, and Freeholder: Selections ...

English essays - 1804
...; and, upon, further examination, perceived there were innumerable trap-doors that lay concealed in the bridge, which the passengers no sooner trod upon,...of them fell into them. They grew thinner ' towards towards the middle, but multiplied and lay closer to. gether towards the end of the arches that were...
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The British Essayists, Volume 8

Alexander Chalmers - English essays - 1808
...it; and upon farther examination, perceived there were innumerable trap-doors that lay concealed in the bridge, which the passengers no sooner trod upon,...into the tide, and immediately disappeared. These bidden pit-falls were set very thick at the entrance of the bridge, so that throngs of people no sooner...
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The Spectator in miniature: being a collection of the principle ..., Volume 1

Spectator The - 1808
...doors that lay concealed in the hridge, which the pissengers no i -HIT trod upon, hut they fell throngh them into the tide, and immediately disappeared. These...pitfalls were set very thick at the entrance of the hridge, s, '"..-' throng of people no sooner hroke throngh the cload, hut many of them tvil into them....
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