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" In a word, the almighty dollar, that great object of universal devotion throughout our land, seems to have no genuine devotees in these peculiar villages... "
American Monthly Knickerbocker - Page 562
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Frederic Jennings Haskin - Question books - 1926 - 512 pages
...phrase almighty dollar? JWC A. It is attributed to Washington Irving. In The Creole Village he says: "The almighty dollar, that great object of universal...have no genuine devotees in these peculiar villages." Q. What is the origin of the expression key to the city? CBS A. The key to the city is simply a figurative...
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Frederic Jennings Haskin - Question books - 1926 - 514 pages
...attributed to Washington Irving. In The Creole Village he says: "The almighty dollar, that great obiect of universal devotion throughout our land, seems to...have no genuine devotees in these peculiar villages." Q. What is the origin of the expression key to the city? CBS A. The key to the city is simply a figurative...
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The Nation Takes Shape: 1789-1837

Marcus Cunliffe - History - 1959 - 232 pages
...not until 1837 did Washington Irving coin an expression that gained wide currency, when he wrote of "the Almighty Dollar, that great object of universal devotion throughout our land." The phrase was picked up and given wider circulation by Charles Dickens in his American Notes (1840)....
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Floating Exchange Rates' Impact on International Trading: Hearings Before ...

United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Finance - Balance of trade - 1985 - 608 pages
...unrestricted travel or to import what we want, and we will be restricted in our foreign operations. "The Almighty Dollar, that great object of universal devotion throughout our land." — Washington Irving US productive efficiency has actually increased over the past few years while...
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United States Trade and Competitiveness: Hearings Before the Subcommittee on ...

United States. Congress. House. Committee on Banking, Finance, and Urban Affairs. Subcommittee on Economic Stabilization - Balance of trade - 1986 - 780 pages
...will not have the freedom to import what we want, and we will be restricted in our foreign operations. "The Almighty Dollar, that great object of universal devotion throughout our land . " — Washington Irving US productive efficiency has actually increased over the past few years while...
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Lincoln and the Economics of the American Dream

G. S. Boritt - History - 1994 - 418 pages
...internal improvement champion in Illinois, Washington Irving praised the peaceful Creole villages where "the almighty dollar, that great object of universal...throughout our land, seems to have no genuine devotees." He added that unless some of this almighty's "missionaries" penetrated the quiet and built "banking...
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The Complete Tales Of Washington Irving

Washington Irving - Fiction - 1998 - 840 pages
...turning them into granite stores. The trees under which they have been born, and have played in infancy, flourish undisturbed; though, by cutting them down,...villages; and unless some of its missionaries penetrate there, and erect banking-houses and other pious shrines, there is no knowing how long the inhabitants...
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The Encarta Book of Quotations

Bill Swainson - Reference - 2000 - 1360 pages
...their epitaphs, but characters written in the dust? "Westminster Abbey," The Sketch Book (1819-20) 9 The almighty dollar, that great object of universal...have no genuine devotees in these peculiar villages. "The Creole Village," Wolfert's Roost (1855) Isherwood, Christopher (1904-86) British-born US writer...
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The Race to the White Continent: Voyages to the Antarctic

Alan Gurney - History - 2002 - 332 pages
...Europe, returned home and were appalled at the changes in their country. Irving wrote of the chase after the "almighty dollar, that great object of universal devotion throughout our land." Cooper was struck by the vulgarity of the New York streets lined with glaring red-brick buildings decked...
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Mark Twain's Religion

William E. Phipps - Biography & Autobiography - 2003 - 406 pages
...MT's opinion, America was becoming increasingly reliant on what Washington Irving had earlier called "the almighty dollar, that great object of universal devotion throughout our land."" Justin Kaplan comments: All but a few of the characters in The Gilded Age worship the golden calf;...
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