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" The renowned Wouter (or Walter) Van Twiller was descended from a long line of Dutch burgomasters, who had successively dozed away their lives and grown fat upon the bench of magistracy in Rotterdam, and who had comported themselves with such singular... "
A History of New-York: From the Beginning of the World to the End of the ... - Page 90
by Washington Irving - 1821 - 372 pages
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The Monthly Anthology, and Boston Review, Volumes 8-9

Samuel Cooper Thacher, David Phineas Adams, William Emerson - 1810 - 874 pages
...successively dozed away their lives and grown fat upon the bench of magistracy in Rotterdam ; and who had comported themselves with such singular wisdom...universally applauded, should be the object of ambition of all sage magistrates and rnlers. "His surname of T wilier, is said to be a corruption of the original...
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The Monthly Anthology, and Boston Review, Volume 8

Samuel Cooper Thacher, David Phineas Adams, William Emerson - 1810 - 444 pages
...successively dozed away their lives and grown fat upon the bench of magistracy in Rotterdam ; and who had comported themselves with such singular wisdom...propriety, that they were never either heard or talked of—which, next to being universally applauded, should be the object of ambition of all sage magistrates...
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The Monthly Anthology, and Boston Review, Volume 8

David Phineas Adams, William Emerson, Samuel Cooper Thacher - 1810 - 446 pages
...applauded, should be the object of ambition of all sage magistrates and rulers. "His surname of Tvvlller, is said to be a corruption of the original Twijfler, which in English means dovbter ia name admirably descriptive of his deliberative habits. For though he was a man, shut up...
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A History of New-York: From the Beginning of the World to the End ..., Volume 1

Washington Irving - 1812 - 306 pages
...upon the bench of magiftracy in Rotterdam 5 and who had comported themfelves with fuch fingular wifdom and propriety, that they were never either heard or talked of — which, next to being univerfally applauded, fhould be the object of ambition of all fage magiftrates and rulers. His furname...
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A History of New York, from the Beginning of the World to the End of the ...

Washington Irving - 1819 - 302 pages
...successively dozed away their lives, and grown fat upon the bench of magistracy in Rotterdam; and who had comported themselves with such singular wisdom...universally applauded, should be the object of ambition of all sage magistrates and rulers, His surname of Twiller, is said to be a corruption of the original...
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A History of New-York, from the Beginning of the World to the End ..., Volume 1

Washington Irving - 1819 - 310 pages
...successively dozed away their lives, and grown fat upon the bench of magistracy in Rotterdam; and who had comported themselves with such singular wisdom...universally applauded, should be the object of ambition of all sage magistrates and rulers. His surname of Twiller, is said to be a corruption of the original...
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The North-American Review and Miscellaneous Journal, Volume 9

Jared Sparks, Edward Everett, James Russell Lowell, Henry Cabot Lodge - 1819 - 476 pages
...Vroiiw, and take up that of the first governour of New Amsterdam, Wouter (or Walter) Van Twiller. ' His surname of Twiller is said to be a corruption of the original Tivijfler, which in English means doubter ; a name admirably descriptive of his deliberative habits....
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A History of New York: From the Beginning of the World to the End ..., Volume 1

Washington Irving - 1821 - 362 pages
...heard or talked of — which, next to being universally applauded, should be the object of ambition of all sage magistrates and rulers. His surname of Twiller is said to be a corruption of the original Timjfler, which in English means doubter ; a name admirably descriptive of his deliberative habits....
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A History of New York,: From the Beginning of the World to the End of the ...

Washington Irving - 1820 - 538 pages
...successively dozed away their lives, and grown fat upon the bench of magistracy in Rotterdam, and who had comported themselves with such singular wisdom...propriety that they were never either heard or talked of—which, next to being universally applauded, should be the object of ambition of all sage magistrates...
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A History of New-York: From the Beginning of the World to the End of the ...

Washington Irving - 1821 - 414 pages
...successively dozed away their lives, and grown fat upon the bench of magistracy in Rotterdam ; and who had comported themselves with such singular wisdom...Twiller, is said to be a corruption of the original Twijjler, which in English means doubter ; a. name admirably descriptive of his deliberative habits....
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