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" ... of a man of quick parts; by the other many a dunderpate, like the owl, the stupidest of birds, comes to be considered the very type of wisdom. "
The Monthly Anthology, and Boston Review - Pagina 124
geredigeerd door - 1810
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A History of New-York: From the Beginning of the World to the End ..., Volume 1

Washington Irving - 1812
...oyfter, and of fuch a profoundly reflective turn, that he fearcely ever fpoke except in monofyllables, yet did he never make up his mind on any doubtful...adherents, who affirmed that he always conceived every fubject on fo comprehenfive a fcale, that he had not room in his head to turn it over and examine both...
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A History of New-York, from the Beginning of the World to the End of the ...

Washington Irving - 1819
...magistrates and rulers. His surname of Twiller, is said to be a corruption of the original Twijfler, which in English means doubter; a name admirably descriptive...profoundly reflective turn, that he scarcely ever VOL. i. o spoke except in monosyllables, yet did he never make up his mind on any doubtful point. This...
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A History of New York, from the Beginning of the World to the End of the ...

Washington Irving - 1819 - 296 pagina’s
...magistrates and rulers, His surname of Twiller, is said to be a corruption of the original Twijfler, which in English means doubter; a name admirably descriptive...profoundly reflective turn, that he scarcely ever VOL. i, o spoke except in monosyllables, yet did he never ' make up his mind on any doubtful point....
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The North-American Review and Miscellaneous Journal, Volume 9

Jared Sparks, Edward Everett, James Russell Lowell, Henry Cabot Lodge - 1819
...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...deliberative habits. For though he was a man, shut up witlrn himself like an oyster, and of such a profoundly reflective turn, that he scarcely ever spoke...
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The Edinburgh Monthly Review, Volume 5

1821
...magistrates and rulers. His surname of Twiller is said to be a corruption of the original Twijjler, which, in English, means doubter ; a name admirably...reflective turn, that he scarcely ever spoke, except iu monosyllables, yet did he never make up his mind on any doubtful point. This was clearly accounted...
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A History of New York from the Beginning of the World

Washington Irving - 1825 - 312 pagina’s
...magistrates mid rulers. His surname of Twiller is said to be a corruption of the original Twijjkr, which in English means Doubter; a name admirably descriptive of his deliberative hahits. For thongh he was a man sbut up within himself like an oyster, and of such a profoundly reflective...
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New elegant extracts; a selection from the most eminent prose and ..., Volume 3

New elegant extracts, Richard Alfred Davenport - 1827
...magistrates and rulers. His surname of Twiller is said to be a corruption of the original Tw(\fler, which in English means doubter; a name admirably descriptive...for by his adherents, who affirmed that he always conceivedevery subject on so comprehensive a scale that he had not room in his head to turn it over...
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A History of New York, from the Beginning of the World to the End of the ...

Washington Irving - 1828 - 312 pagina’s
...which in English means Douhter ; a name admirahly descriptive of his deliherative hahits. For thongh he was a man shut up within himself like an oyster,...reflective turn that he scarcely ever spoke except in monosyllahles ; yet did he never make up his mind on any douhtful point. This was clearly accounted...
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A History of New York, from the Beginning of the World to the End of the ...

Washington Irving - 1829
...magistrates and rulers. His surname of Twiller, is said to be a corruption of the original Twijfler^ which in English means doubter ,• a name admirably...adherents, who affirmed that he always conceived every object on so comprehensive a scale, that he had not room in his head to turn it over and examine both...
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The Beauties of Washington Irving, Esq. ...

Washington Irving - 1830 - 316 pagina’s
...magistrates and rulers. His surname of Twiller is said to be a corruption of the original Twijfler, which in English means doubter ; a name admirably...This was clearly accounted for by his adherents, who ii Hi nncd that he always conceived every subject on so comprehensive a scale that he had not room...
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