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" Indies, there were not other men in Spain who would have been capable of the enterprise? To this Columbus made no immediate reply, but, taking an egg, invited the company to make it stand on one end. Every one attempted it... "
Philosophy in Sport Made Science in Earnest: Being an Attempt to Implant in ... - Pagina 424
door John Ayrton Paris - 1853 - 464 pagina’s
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A History of the Life and Voyages of Christopher Columbus, Volume 1

Washington Irving - 1828 - 472 pagina’s
...courtier present, impatient of the honours paid to Columbus, and meanly jealous of him as a foreigner, abruptly asked him whether he thought that, in case he had not discovered the Indies, there were not other men who would have been capable of the enterprise. To this, Columbus made no immediate...
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The Life and Voyages of Christopher Columbus

Washington Irving - 1829 - 311 pagina’s
...courtier, present, impatient of the honours paid to Columbus, and meanly jealous of him as a foreigner, abruptly asked him, whether he thought that, in case...taking an egg, invited the company to make it stand upon one end. Ever} one attempted it, but in vain ; whereupon he struck it upon the table, broke one...
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The History of South America, from the Discovery of the New World by ...

William Grimshaw - 1830 - 252 pagina’s
...other men in Spain, who would have been capable of the enterprise? To this, Columbus made no immediate reply; but, taking an egg, invited the company to...end. Every one attempted it, but in vain; whereupon, Columbus struck it upon the table, so as to break the end, and left it standing on the broken part;...
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The History of South America, from the Discovery of the New World by ...

William Grimshaw - 1830 - 252 pagina’s
...courtier present, impatient of the honours paid to Columbus, and meanly jealous of him as a foreigner, asked him whether he thought that, in case he had not discovered the Indies, there were not other men in Spain, who would have been capable of the enterprise ? To this, Columbus made...
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Tales from American History, Volume 1

Eliza Robbins - 1833
...other men in Spain, who would have been capable of the enterprise ? To this Columbus made no immediate reply, but, taking an egg) invited the company to...but in vain ; whereupon he struck it upon the table so as to break the end, and left it standing on the broken part ; illustrating, in this simple manner,...
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The History of South America: From the Discovery of the New World by ...

William Grimshaw - 1833 - 252 pagina’s
...Spain, who would have been capable of the enterprise 1 To this, Columbus made no immediate reply ; hut, taking an egg, invited the company to make it stand...end. Every one attempted it, but in vain ; whereupon, Columbus struck it upon the table, so as to break the end, and left it standing on the broken part...
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Family Magazine: Or Monthly Abstract of General Knowledge, Volume 6

1839
...impudence than wit, and jealous of Columbus because he was a foreigner and so highly honored by his master, abruptly asked him whether he thought that in case he had not discovered the Indies, there were not other men who would have been capable of the enterprise 1 Columbus, looking with proper contempt...
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The Pictorial History of the American Revolution: With a Sketch of the Early ...

Robert Sears - 1847 - 432 pagina’s
...than wit, and jealous of Columbus because he was a foreigner, and so highly honored by ,'iis master, abruptly asked him whether he thought that in case he had not discovered the Indies, there were not other men who would have been capable of the enterprise ? Columbus, looking with proper contempt...
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The Works of Washington Irving...

Washington Irving - 1848
...courtier present, impatient of the honors paid to Columbus, and meanly jealous of him as a foreigner, abruptly asked him whether he thought that, in case he had not discovered the Indies, there were not other men in Spain, who would have been capable of the enterprise ? To this Columbus made...
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An Account of Discoveries in the West Until 1519, and of Voyages to and ...

Conway Robinson - 1848 - 491 pagina’s
...occurred the anecdote of the egg. A courtier present, impatient perhaps of the honours paid to Columbus, asked him whether he thought that in case he had not discovered the Indias, there were not other men in Spain who would have been capable of the enterprise ? Columbus...
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