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" He began anywhere; you put some question to him, made some suggestive observation. Instead of answering this, or decidedly setting out towards answer of it, he would accumulate formidable apparatus, logical swim-bladders, transcendental life-preservers,... "
The New Monthly Belle Assemblée - Page 215
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The Life of John Sterling

Thomas Carlyle - Authors, English - 1851 - 344 pages
...formed (if the room were large enough) secondary humming groups of their own. He began any where : you put some question to him, made some suggestive...and other precautionary and vehiculatory gear, for setting out ; perhaps did at last get under way, — but was swiftly solicited, turned aside by the...
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The Life of John Sterling

Thomas Carlyle - 1852 - 344 pages
...still kept eagerly listening in hope ; the most had long before given up, and formed (if the room were large enough) secondary humming groups of their own....and other precautionary and vehiculatory gear, for setting out ; perhaps did at last get under way, — but was swiftly solicited, turned aside by the...
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The Life of John Sterling

Thomas Carlyle - 1852 - 344 pages
...still kept eagerly listening in hope ; the most had long before given up, and formed (if the room were large enough) secondary humming groups of their own....and other precautionary and vehiculatory gear, for setting out ; perhaps did at last get under way, — but was swiftly solicited, turned aside by the...
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The New Church Repository and Monthly Review, Volume 5

1852
...still kept eagerly listening in hope ; the most had long before given up, and formed (if the room were large enough) secondary humming groups of their own....and other precautionary and vehiculatory gear, for setting out ; perhaps did at last get under way — but was swiftly solicited* turned aside by the...
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The Knickerbocker: Or, New-York Monthly Magazine, Volume 39

Periodicals - 1852
...him, made some suggestive obsorva(ion ; instead of answering this, or decidedly setting out toward answer of it, he would accumulate formidable apparatus,...and other precautionary and vehiculatory gear, for setting out ; perhaps did at last get under way ; but was swiftly solicited, turned aside by the glance...
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The Knickerbocker: Or, New-York Monthly Magazine, Volume 39

Periodicals - 1852
...and formed (if the room were large enough) secondary humming-groups of their own. He began any where; you put some question to him, made some suggestive...instead of answering this, or decidedly setting out toward answer of it, he would accumulate formidable apparatus, logical swim-bíaddcre, transcendental...
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The New Monthly Magazine and Humorist, Volume 94

1852
...verdict is, that his talk was distinguished, like himself, by irresolution — that, after accumulating "formidable apparatus, logical swim-bladders, transcendental...and other precautionary and vehiculatory gear, for getting out," ho would, once started on his way, turn aside to glance at " some radiant new game on...
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Life of Friedrich Schiller (1825): Life of John Sterling (1851) : Two ...

Thomas Carlyle - Authors, English - 1857 - 415 pages
...still kept eagerly listening in hope ; the most had long before given up, and formed (if the room were large enough) secondary humming groups of their own....and other precautionary and vehiculatory gear, for setting out ; perhaps did at last get under way, — but was swiftly solicited, turned aside by the...
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Life of Friedrich Schiller (1825): Life of John Sterling (1851) : Two ...

Thomas Carlyle - Authors, English - 1857 - 415 pages
...still kept eagerly listening in hope ; the most had long before given up, and formed (if the room were large enough) secondary humming groups of their own....and other precautionary and vehiculatory gear, for setting out ; perhaps did at last get under way, — but was swiftly solicited, turned aside by the...
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The Life of John Sterling

Thomas Carlyle - 1871 - 248 pages
...still kept eagerly listening in hope ; the most had long before given up, and formed (if the room were large enough) secondary humming groups of their own....swim-bladders, transcendental life-preservers and other precau- '; tionary and vehiculatory gear, for setting out ; perhaps did at last get under way,—but...
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