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The Humorous Speaker: Being a Choice Collection of Amusing Pieces, Both in ... - Page 13
1853 - 408 pages
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An Anecdotal History of the British Parliament: From the Earliest Periods to ...

George Henry Jennings - Anecdotes - 1880 - 530 pages
...of the Lords to stop the progress of reform reminds me very forcibly of the great storm at Sidmonth, and of the conduct of the excellent Mrs. Partington...this sublime and terrible storm, Dame Partington, who lived upon the beach, was seen at the door of her house, with mop and pattens, trundling her mop, squeezing...
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A Momentous Question: The Respective Attitudes of Labor and Capital

John Swinton - Industrial relations - 1895 - 498 pages
...alligator. Once upon a time the sea surged, and there set in a great flood, and the tide rose, and the waves rushed in upon the houses, and everything...destruction. In the midst of this sublime and terrible storm (so says Sidney Smith) Dame Partington, who lived upon the beach, was seen at the door of her house...
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Slang and Its Analogues Past and Present: A Dictionary, Historical ..., Volume 4

John Stephen Farmer, William Ernest Henley - English language - 1896
...lords to stop the progress of reform reminds me very forcibly of the great storm of Sid* mouth, and the conduct of the excellent Mrs. Partington on that...incredible height; the waves rushed in upon the houses; andeverythingwas threatened with destruction. In the midst of this sublime storm, Dame Partington,...
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How to Succeed: Or, Stepping Stones to Fame and Fortune

Orison Swett Marden - Success - 1896 - 332 pages
...feeble prig now, with not a pennyworth more brains than were in his head before his beard grew. ' ' "In the winter of 1824, there set in a great flood upon the town of Sidmouth, the tide rose to a terrible height. In the midst of this sublime and terrible...
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I, Thou and the Other One: A Love Story

Amelia E. Barr - Great Britain - 1899 - 354 pages
...the Lords to stop the progress of Reform reminds me very forcibly of the great storm at Sidtnouth, and of the conduct of the excellent Mrs. Partington...1824, there set in a great flood upon that town ; the waves rushed in upon the houses ; and everything was threatened with destruction. In the midst of this...
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English Wit and Humor

Walter Henry Howe - English wit and humor - 1898 - 220 pages
...reminds me very forcibly of the conduct of the excellent Mrs. Partington in the great storm off Sidmouth. In the winter of 1824 there set in a great flood upon that town ; the waves rushed in upon the houses, and everything was threatened with destruction. In the midst of this...
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Inductive Lessons in Rhetoric

Frances W. Lewis - English language - 1900 - 308 pages
...of the Lords to stop the progress of reform reminds me very forcibly of the great storm of Sidmouth, and of the conduct of the excellent Mrs. Partington...threatened with destruction. In the midst of this sublime storm Dame Partington, who lived upon the beach, was seen at the door of her house with mop and pattens,...
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The Handbook of Oratory: A Cyclopedia of Authorities on Oratory as an Art ...

William Vincent Byars - Orators - 1901 - 533 pages
...of the lords to stop the progress of reform reminds me very forcibly of the great storm of Sidmouth, and of the conduct of the excellent Mrs. Partington...this sublime and terrible storm, Dame Partington, who lived upon the beach, was seen at the door of her house with mop and pattens, trundling her mop, squeezing...
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The World's Best Orations: From the Earliest Period to the Present ..., Volume 9

David Josiah Brewer, Edward Archibald Allen - Speeches, addresses, etc - 1901
...of the lords to stop the progress of reform reminds me very forcibly of the great storm of Sidmouth, and of the conduct of the excellent Mrs. Partington...this sublime and terrible storm, Dame Partington, who lived upon the beach, was seen at the door of her house with mop and pattens, trundling her mop, squeezing...
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The Cyclopedia of Oratory: A Handbook of Authorities on Oratory as an Art ...

W. V. Byars - 1901 - 557 pages
...very forcibly of the great storm of Sidmouth, and of the conduct of the excellent Mrs. 1'art ington on that occasion. In the winter of 1824, there set...this sublime and terrible storm, Dame Partington, who lived upon the beach, was seen at the door of her house with mop and pattens, trundling her mop, squeezing...
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