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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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Rip Van Winkle Coloring Book

Washington Irving, Arthur Rackham, Pat Stewart - Juvenile Nonfiction - 1983 - 48 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 school-master, doling forth the contents...
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History, Tales, and Sketches

Washington Irving - Literary Collections - 1983 - 1126 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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Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Synonyms

Merriam-Webster, Inc - Reference - 1984 - 940 pages
...preceding terms <he chose the eldest daughter whose numb composure he mistook for phlegm— Patton) <there was a busy, bustling, disputatious tone about...instead of the accustomed phlegm and drowsy tranquillity — Irving) Ana poise, equipose, »balance, equilibrium: self-possession, self-assurance, aplomb (see...
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The Nineteenth-century American Short Story

A. Robert Lee - Literary Criticism - 1986 - 196 pages
...the inn sign has been replaced by that of another George who carries a sword and not a sceptre; even the 'very character of the people seemed changed....of the accustomed phlegm and drowsy tranquillity.' But despite the larger historical upheaval it is worth stressing that Rip's domestic scene has emphatically...
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Do the Americas Have a Common Literature?

Gustavo Pérez Firmat - Literary Criticism - 1990 - 394 pages
...night cap. ..." Worst of all, as a result of the arrival of democracy and its accompanying politics, "The very character of the people seemed changed....about it, instead of the accustomed phlegm and drowsy tranquility" (37). Irving's view of the revolution which began forty-two years before he wrote "Rip...
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New York in the Age of the Constitution, 1775-1800

Paul A. Gilje, William Pencak - History - 1992 - 203 pages
...his twenty year sleep, his quiet Hudson River hamlet had been totally transformed. Irving noted that "the very character of the people seemed changed. There was a busy, disputatious tone about it, instead of the accustomed phlegm and drowsy tranquility." There was good...
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The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Rip Van Winkle

Washington Irving, Thea Kliros - Juvenile Fiction - 1995 - 75 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...long pipe, uttering clouds of tobacco smoke instead of idle speeches; or Van Bummel, the schoolmaster, doling forth the contents of an ancient newspaper....
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Divergent Paths: How Culture and Institutions Have Shaped North American Growth

Marc Egnal - History - 1996 - 320 pages
...and finds a more dynamic world: "The very village was altered; it was larger and more populous. . . . The very character of the people seemed changed. There...was a busy, bustling, disputatious tone about it." Rip Van Winkle (and Washington Irving) look at this new society and approve of what they see. 9 Writers...
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Voicing America: Language, Literary Form, and the Origins of the United States

Christopher Looby - Literary Criticism - 1996 - 287 pages
...the people had changed too, and its change was also represented by an alteration of verbal phenomena: "There was a busy, bustling disputatious tone about it, instead of the accustomed phlegm and drowsy tranquility." And the vocabulary of politics had undergone a decisive modification, as evidenced by...
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Necessary Madness: The Humor of Domesticity in Nineteenth-Century American ...

Gregg Camfield - Literary Criticism - 1997 - 256 pages
...(47). His own house, that symbol of the past, is in ruins. When he goes to the village center, he finds "[t]he very character of the people seemed changed....tone about it, instead of the accustomed phlegm and tranquility" (48). Accused of being a traitor, he is in some physical danger, but his real woe is that...
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