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" Webster, leaning back at his ease, telling stories, cracking jokes, shaking the sofa with burst after burst of laughter, or smoothly discoursing to the perfect felicity of the logical part of one's constitution, would illuminate an evening now and then.... "
Famous Americans of Recent Times - Сторінка 151
автори: James Parton - 1877 - 473 стор.
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Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern, Том 31

Charles Dudley Warner - 1897
...man. " Harriet Martineau says " he would illuminate an evening by telling stories, cracking jokes, or smoothly discoursing to the perfect felicity of the logical part of one's constitution." Ticknor, who was so impressed with the majestic delivery of the orator, speaks of his being " as gay...
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Historic Americans: Sketches of the Lives and Characters of Certain Famous ...

Elbridge Streeter Brooks - 1899 - 384 стор.
...Senate, that tall, straight, unbending South Carolinian, a "castriron man," Miss Martineau called him, " who looks as if he had never been born and could never be extinguished." Above a straight, clear forehead rises the stiff shock of upright, dark hair ; the eyes sire intense,...
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The History of North America, Том 12

1905
...tone," amazing her with his moderation. Webster is there, "leaning back at his ease, telling stories, or smoothly discoursing to the perfect felicity of the logical part of one's constitution." Calhoun would come in for a short while "and leave us to take to pieces his close, rapid, theoretical,...
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The Old South and the New: A Complete Illustrated History of the Southern ...

Charles Morris - 1907 - 640 стор.
...estimate and speech which so impetuous a nature has been able to attain. Mr. Webster, leaning back at his ease, telling stories, cracking jokes, shaking...extinguished, would come in sometimes to keep our understanding on a painful stretch for a short while, and leave us to take to pieces his close, rapid,...
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Heroes of Progress in America

Charles Morris - 1919 - 364 стор.
...estimate and speech which so impetuous a nature had been able to attain. Mr. Webster, leaning back at his ease, telling stories, cracking jokes, shaking...extinguished, would come in sometimes to keep our understanding on a painful stretch for a short while, and leave us to take to pieces his close, rapid,...
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The Party Battles of the Jackson Period

Claude G. Bowers, Claude Gernade Bowers - 1922 - 506 стор.
...hand," discoursing "for many hours in his even, soft, deliberative tone"; of Webster, "leaning back at his ease, telling stories, cracking jokes, shaking...felicity of the logical part of one's constitution"; of Calhoun, the "cast iron man," who "looked as if he had never been born," no longer capable of mental...
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The Republic Reborn: War and the Making of Liberal America, 1790-1820

Steven Watts - 1989 - 406 стор.
...young version of — this wonderful phrase would later by used by Englishwoman Harriet Martincau — "the cast-iron man who looks as if he had never been born, and never would be extinguished."82 On November 29, 181 1 , the House Foreign Relations Committee presented...
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A Necessary Fence--: The Senate's First Century

1989 - 79 стор.
...DC, gift of the artist, 83.10. John C. Calhoun of South Carolina was described by a contemporary as "the cast-iron man, who looks as if he had never been born and never could be extinguished." 38. Henry Clay( 1777-1852), Thomas Ball (1819-191 1), bronze, 1858 (30...
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Henry Clay: Statesman for the Union

Robert Vincent Remini - 1991 - 818 стор.
...Calhoun for his reply. Calhoun rose. He looked cold and forbidding. Harriet Martineau said he looked as if he had never been born and could never be extinguished. She called him the "cast-iron man." Calhoun stood motionless for a moment, as though pondering a great...
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Daniel Webster: The Man and His Time

Robert Vincent Remini - 1997 - 796 стор.
...I will proceed with my remarks." When in an exceptionally good mood he could be seen "leaning back at his ease, telling stories, cracking jokes, shaking the sofa with burst after burst of laughter." Otherwise, when not so "inspired," he just sat at his desk writing letters, "or dreaming," or mindlessly...
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