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" I put out my setting-pole to try to stop the raft, that the ice might pass by, when the rapidity of the stream threw it with so much violence against the pole, that it jerked me out into ten feet water; but I fortunately saved myself by catching hold... "
The Ladies' Companion - Page 171
by Edgar Allan Poe - 1835
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The life of George Washington, Volume 2

John Marshall - 1804
...just after sun-setting. This was a whole day's work : we next got it launched ; then went on board of it and set off: but before we were half way over,...raft to sink and ourselves to perish. I put out my settingpole to try to stop the raft, that the ice might pa»s by ; when the rapidity of the •tream...
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The Life of George Washington,: Commander in Chief of the American Forces ...

John Marshall, Bushrod Washington - 1804
...finished just after sun setting. This was a whole day's work : we next got it launched, then went on board of it, and set off: but before we were half way over,...in such a manner, that we expected every moment our raf' to sink, and ourselves to perish. I put out my setting pole to try to stop the raft, that the...
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Washington; Or, Liberty Restored: A Poem, in Ten Books

Thomas Northmore - English poetry - 1809 - 253 pages
...finished just after sun-selting. This was awhole day's work; we next got it launched ; then went on board of it and set off; but before we were half way over,...raft to sink and ourselves to perish. I put out my setting-pole to try to stop the raft, that the ice might pass by ; wheu the rapidity of the stream...
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A HISTORY OF THE UNITED STES BEFORE THE REVOLUTION WITH SOME ACCOUNT OF THE ...

EZEKIEL SANFORD - 1819
...finished just after sun-setting. This was a whole day's work: we next got it launched, then went on board of it, and set off: but before we were half way over,...raft to sink, and ourselves to perish. I put out my setting-pole to try to stop the raft, that the ice might pass by, when the rapidity of the stream throw...
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A history of the United States before the Revolution: with some account of ...

Ezekiel Sanford - Indians of North America - 1819 - 341 pages
...finished just after sun-setting. This was a whole day's work: we next got it launched, then went on board of it, and set off: but before we were half way over,...raft to sink, and ourselves to perish. I put out my setting-pole to try to stop the raft, that the ice might pass by, when the rapidity of the stream threw...
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A Selection of Eulogies: Pronounced in the Several States, in Honor of Those ...

Biography & Autobiography - 1826 - 426 pages
...finished just after sun setting. This was a whole day's work: we next got it launched, then went on board of it, and set off: but before we were half way over,...manner, that we expected every moment our raft to sink, andourselves to perish. 1 put out my setting pole to try to stop the raft, that the ice might pass...
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The Writings of George Washington: pt.1. Official letters relating to the ...

George Washington - Presidents - 1834
...finished just after sun-setting. This was a whole day's work ; we next got it launched, then went on board of it, and set off; but before we were half way over,...raft to sink, and ourselves to perish. I put out my setting-pole to try to stop the raft, that the ice might pass by, when the rapidity of the stream threw...
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The Writings of George Washington: pt. I. Official letters relating to the ...

George Washington, Jared Sparks - Presidents - 1834
...finished just after sun-setting. This was a whole day's work ; we next got it launched, then went on board of it, and set off; but before we were half way over,...raft to sink, and ourselves to perish. I put out my wtting-pole to try to stop the raft, that the ice might pass by, when the rapidity of the stream threw...
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The Writings of George Washington: pt. I. Official letters relating to the ...

George Washington, Jared Sparks, American Stationers' Company (Boston, Mass.) - Presidents - 1834
...finished just after sun-setting. This was a whole day's work ; we next got it launched, then went on board of it, and set off; but before we were half way over,...ice in such a manner, that we expected every moment VOL. II. LL our rail to sink, and ourselves to perish. I put out my setting-pole to try to stop the...
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A Life of Washington, Volume 1

James Kirke Paulding - 1835
...whole day's work. We next launched it — then went on board and set off — but before we were half over, we were jammed in the ice in such a manner that...raft to sink, and ourselves to perish. I put out my setting-pole to try and stop the raft, that the ice might pass by, when the rapidity of the stream...
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