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" There was, as usual, a crowd of folk about the door, but none that Rip recollected. The very character of the people seemed changed. There was a busy, bustling, disputatious tone about it, instead of the accustomed phlegm and drowsy tranquillity. "
The Edinburgh magazine, and literary miscellany, a new series of The Scots ... - Page 320
1819
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The Complete Tales Of Washington Irving

Washington Irving - Fiction - 1998 - 798 pages
...underneath was painted in large characters, GENERAL WASHINGTON. There was, as usual, a crowd of folk about the door, but none that Rip recollected. The very...double chin, and fair long pipe, uttering clouds of tobacco-smoke instead of idle speeches; or Van Bummel, the schoolmaster, doling forth the contents...
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The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Other Stories: The Sketch Book of Geoffrey ...

Washington Irving, Haskell S. Springer - Fiction - 1999 - 339 pages
...underneath was printed in large characters GENERAL WASHINGTON. There was as usual a crowd of folk about the door; but none that Rip recollected. The very...about it, instead of the accustomed phlegm and drowsy tranquility. He looked in vain for the sage Nicholaus Vedder with his broad face, double chin and fair...
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The Social Worlds of Higher Education: Handbook for Teaching in A ..., Volume 1

Bernice Pescosolido, Ronald Aminzade, Ronald J. Aminzade - Education - 1999 - 646 pages
...strange faces at the windows — everything was strange." The same was true of the village populace: "The very character of the people seemed changed. There was a busy, bustling, disputatious tone to it, instead of the accustomed phlegm and drowsy tranquillity." Rip Van Winkle concluded, "Everything...
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The American Academic Profession

Stephen Richards Graubard - Education - 1997 - 352 pages
...doors—strange faces at the windows—everything was strange." The same was true of the village populace: "The very character of the people seemed changed. There was a busy, bustling, disputatious tone to it, instead of the accustomed phlegm and drowsy tranquillity." Rip Van Winkle concluded: "Everything...
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The American Fantasy Tradition

Brian Thomsen - Fiction - 2002 - 604 pages
...underneath was printed in large characters GENERAL WASHINGTON. There was as usual a crowd of folk about the door; but none that Rip recollected. The very...about it, instead of the accustomed phlegm and drowsy tranquility. He looked in vain for the sage Nicholaus Vedder with his broad face, double chin and fair...
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Democracy, Revolution, and Monarchism in Early American Literature

Paul Downes - Literary Criticism - 2002 - 239 pages
...phlegm and drowsy tranquility," Rip encounters everywhere "a busy, bustling, disputatious tone" (779). "He looked in vain for the sage Nicholas Vedder, with...double chin, and fair long pipe, uttering clouds of tobaccosmoke instead of idle speeches" but what he sees instead is "a lean billious-looking fellow,...
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The Other New York: The American Revolution beyond New York City, 1763-1787

Eugene R. Fingerhut, Joseph S. Tiedemann - History - 2005 - 246 pages
...befuddled by the unfamiliar surroundings and was briefly mistaken for a Tory. Indeed, he found that the "very character of the people seemed changed....about it, instead of the accustomed phlegm and drowsy tranquility."70 What did Rip detect to be the big difference? Politics! A new democratic spirit of...
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The Constitutionalist: Notes on the First Amendment

George Anastaplo - Law - 2005 - 826 pages
...been, during Rip's absence, the Revolutionary War: "The very character of the people [in his village] seemed changed. There was a busy, bustling, disputatious...the accustomed phlegm and drowsy tranquillity [he had known before]." Washington Irving, "Rip Van Winkle," The Sketch-Book [New York: GP Putnam's Sons,...
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美国文学学习指南

2006 - 351 pages
...is this passage taken? Tell your comprehension of it. 3. "There was, as usual, a crowd of folk about the door, but none that Rip recollected. The very...changed. There was a busy, bustling, disputatious tome about it, instead of the accustomed phlegm and drowsy tranquility. He looked in vain for the sage...
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