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" ... forced to begin a minuet pace, with an air and a grace, swimming about, now in and now out, with a deal of state, in a figure of eight, without pipe, or string, or any such thing ; and now I have writ, in a rhyming fit, what will make you dance, and,... "
The United States Magazine and Democratic Review - Page 152
1847
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Contributions to the Edinburgh Review, Volume 1

Lord Francis Jeffrey Jeffrey - Edinburgh review - 1846 - 733 pages
...containing a simile, of which we think they must immediately feel the propriety. " I have heard before of a room, with a floor laid upon springs, and such...much art, in every part, that when you went in, you was forced to begin a minuet pace, with an air and a grace, swimming about, now in and now out, with...
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Short memoirs of eminent men

Short memoirs - Celebrities - 1847 - 143 pages
...the concluding paragraph as a specimen, for the amusement of our readers :— " I have heard before of a room, with a floor laid upon springs, and such...things, with so much art, in every part, that when you were in, you were forced to begin a minuet pace, with an air and a grace, swimming about, now in, now...
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The United States Democratic Review, Volume 21

United States - 1847
...year. 1 have heard of a room, with a floor laid upon springe, and such like things, with so much nrt, in every part, that when you went in, you were forced to begin a minuet pace with an air and a ^race, swimming about, now iu and now out, with a deal of state, in a figure of eight, without pipe...
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The Juvenile companion, and Sunday-school hive ..., Volumes 3-4; Volumes 9-10

1856
...by hook or by crook, write another book, if I live and am here another year. * I have heard before, of a room with a floor, laid upon springs and such...pace, with an air and a grace, swimming about, now in and now out, with a deal of state, in a figure of sight, without pipe or string, or any such thing!...
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Notes and Queries

Electronic journals - 1884
...and am here, another year. I have heard before, of a room with a floor, laid upon spring*, and euch like things, with so much art, in every part, that when you went in, you was forced to begin, a minuet pace, with an air and a grace, swimming about, now in now out, with a...
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Notes and Queries

Electronic journals - 1884
...•pringa, and such like things, with во much art, in every part, that when you weut in, you was forced to begin, a minuet pace, with an air and a grace, swimming; about, now in now out, with a deal of state, in a figure of Eight, without pipe or string, or any such thing....
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The New Church Repository and Monthly Review, Volume 4

1851
...citing a paragraph from Cowper's famous rhyming letter to the Rev. John Newton : " I have heard before of a room with a floor laid upon springs and such...much art in every part, that when you went in you was forced to begin a minuet pace with an air and a grace, swimming about, now in and now out, with...
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The Works of Cowper and Thomson: Including Many Letters and Poems Never ...

William Cowper - 1851 - 537 pages
...and by hook or crook, write another book, if I live and am here, another year. I have heard before, n was forced to begin a minuet pace, with an air and a grace, swimming about, now in and now out, with...
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The Christian Library: Comrising the Following Standard Works in Religious ...

Theology - 1851 - 572 pages
...by hook or by crook, write another book, if 1 live and am here another year. " I have heard before, of a room with a floor, laid upon springs, and such...with so much art, in every part, that when you went m, you were forced to begin a minuet pace, with an air and a grace, swimming about, now in and now...
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The Works of Cowper and Thomson: Including Many Letters and Poems Never ...

William Cowper - 1851 - 537 pages
...and by hook or crook, write another book, if I live and am here, another year. 1 have heard before, o unlikely to be paid. Our public hives ^hat when you went in, you was forced to begin a minuet pace, with an air and a grace, ewimming about,...
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