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" ... full that he is in constant danger of being choked. This is a mark of grandeur. The greater the man would seem to be, the larger piece he takes in his mouth ; and the more noise he makes in chewing it, . the more polite he is thought to be. They have,... "
An Interesting Narrative of the Travels of James Bruce, Esq., Into Abyssinia ... - Pagina 240
door James Bruce - 1798 - 388 pagina’s
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The Annual Register of World Events: A Review of the Year, Volume 32

1793
...the whole of it into his mouth, •which is fo full that he is in conllant danger of being choked. This is a mark of grandeur. The greater the man would feem to be, the larger piece he takes in his raouih; and the more noife he makes in chewing it the more polite he is thought to be. They have indeed...
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The New Annual Register, Or General Repository of History ..., Volume 11

1791
...Hurts the whole of it into his mouth, which is fo full that he is in confiant danger of being choked. This is a mark of grandeur. The greater the man would...his mouth ; and the more noife he makes in chewing if, the more polite he is thought to be. They have, indeed, a proverb thit fays, " Beggars and thieves...
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Annual Register, Volume 32

1793
...it into his mouth, which is fo full that he is in conftant danger of being choked. This is a marl; of grandeur. The greater the man would feem to be,...indeed a proverb that fays, " Beggars and thieves only cat fmall pieces, or without making a noife." Having difpatched this morfel, which he does very expeditioufly,...
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Annual Register, Volume 32

Edmund Burke - 1793
...mouth, xvhich is fo full that he is in con&int danger of being choked. This is a mark of grandeur. Tne greater the man would feem to be', the larger piece...takes in his mouth; and the more noife he makes in ch.-wing it the more polite he is thought to be. They h.ive indeed a proverb that fays, " Beggars and...
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Historical Account of the Most Celebrated Voyages, Travels, and Discoveries ...

William Fordyce Mavor - 1797
...the whole of it into his mouth, which is kept fo full, that he is in conftant danger of being choked. This is a mark of grandeur. The greater the man would...larger piece he takes in his mouth ; and the more nolle he makes in chewing it, the more polite he is thought to be. They have, indeed, a proverb that...
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An Historical Account of the Most Celebrated Voyages, Travels ..., Volume 11

William Fordyce Mavor - 1802
...he is in constant danger of being choked. This is a mark of grandeur. The greater the man would seem to be, the larger piece he takes in his mouth ; and the more noise he makes in chewing it, the more polite he is thought to be. They have, indeed a proverb that...
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The Wonders of Nature and Art: Or, A Concise Account of Whatever ..., Volume 8

Thomas Smith - 1804
...the more dignified a man would appear, i he larger piece he takes in his mouth; and the more noise he makes in chewing it, the more polite* he is thought to be. Having dispatched this morsel very expeditiously, his next female neighbour holds forth another cartridge,...
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Travels to Discover the Source of the Nile: In the Years 1768, 1769, 1770 ...

James Bruce - 1804
...he is in constant danger of being choked. This is a mark of grandeur. The greater the man would seem to be, the larger piece he takes in his mouth ; and the more noise he makes in chewing it, . the more polite he is thought to be. They have, indeed, a proverb that...
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The World Displayed, Or, A Collection of Voyages and Travels, Volume 6

1815
...is in constant danger of being choaked. This is a mark of grandeur. The greater the man would seem to be, the larger piece he takes in his mouth ; and the more noise he makes in chewing it, the more polite he is thought to be. They have, indeed, a proverb, that...
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Sketches of the Earth and Its Inhabitants: With One Hundred Engravings, Volume 2

Joseph Emerson Worcester - 1823
...he is in constant danger of being choked. This is a mark of grandeur. The greater a man would seem to be, the larger piece he takes in his mouth ; and the more noise he makes in chewing it, the more polite he is, thought to be. They, indeed, have a proverb, that...
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