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" At sea everything that breaks the monotony of the surrounding expanse attracts attention. It proved to be the mast of a ship that must have been completely wrecked ; for there were the remains of handkerchiefs by which some of the crew had fastened themselves... "
The Literary chronicle and weekly review - Page 178
1820
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The Edinburgh magazine, and literary miscellany, a new series of ..., Volume 5

1819
...drifting at a distance. At sea, every thing that breaks the monotony of the surrounding expanse attracts attention. It proved to be the mast of a ship that...have been completely wrecked ; for there were the remains of handker. chiefs, by which some of the crew !iad fastened tfiemselves to this spar, to prevent...
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The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent

Washington Irving - Catskill Mountains Region (N.Y.) - 1820 - 419 pages
...drifting at a distance. At sea, every thing that breaks the monotony of the surrounding expanse, attracts attention. It proved to be the mast of a ship that...have been completely wrecked ; for there were the remains of handkerchiefs, by which some of the crew had fastened themselves to this spar, to prevent...
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The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent, Volume 1

Washington Irving - American essays - 1822
...drifting at a distance. At sea, every thing that breaks the monotony of the surrounding expanse attracts attention. It proved to be the mast of a ship that...have been completely wrecked ; for there were the remains of handkerchiefs, by which some of the crew had fastened themselves to this spar, to prevent...
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Travels in South America

South America - 1822 - 180 pages
...whcnihey saw someihingr, the shape of which they could net at first discern, drifting at a distance. It proved to be the mast of a ship, that must have been completely wrecked, Iqr there were the remains of landkercbiefs, by which some of the crew appeared to have lashed themselves...
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The American First Class Book, Or, Exercises in Reading and Recitation

John Pierpont - Recitations - 1823 - 480 pages
...drifting at a distance. At sea, every thing that breaks the monotony of the surrounding expanse attracts attention. It proved to be the mast of a ship that must have been completely 66 THE AMERICAN [Lesson 19. wrecked ; for there were the remains of handkerchiefs, by which some of...
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The Flowers of Literature: Consisting of Selections from History ..., Volume 1

William Oxberry - English literature - 1824
...drifting at a distance. At sea, every thing that breaks the monotony of the surrounding expanse attracts attention. It proved to be the mast of a ship that...must have been completely wrecked; for there were the remains of handkerchiefs, by which some of the crew had fastened themselves to this spar, to prevent...
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The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent. [pseud.] ...

Washington Irving - 1824
...drifting at a distance. At sea, every thing that breaks the monotony of the surrounding expanse attracts attention. It proved to be the mast of a ship that...must have been completely wrecked; for there were the remains of handkerchiefs, by which some of the crew had fastened themselves to this spar, to prevent...
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Travels in South America

South America - 1824 - 180 pages
...they saw some, thing, the shape of which they could not at first discern, drifting at a distance. Tt proved to be the mast of a ship that must have been completely wrecked, for there were the remains of handkerchiefs, by which some of the crew ap. peared to bare lashed themselves to this spar,...
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The Beauties of Washington Irving, Esq. ...

Washington Irving - American essays - 1830 - 316 pages
...drifting at a distance. At sea, every thing that breaks the monotony of the surrounding expanse attracts attention. It proved to be the mast of a ship that...have been completely wrecked ; for there were the remains of handkerchiefs, by which some of the crew had fastened themselves to this spar, to prevent...
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The Academical Reader: Comprising Selections from the Most Admired Authors ...

John J. Harrod - Readers - 1832 - 324 pages
...proved to be the mast of a ship that must have been completely wrecked; for there were the remains of handkerchiefs, by which some of the crew had fastened...spar, to prevent their being washed off by the waves. 45 •bout it, and long sea-weeds flaunted at its sides. But where, thought I, is the crew? Their struggle...
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