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" Every common ruffian-looking fellow, with a slouched hat, blanket cloak, dirty under-dress, and soiled leather leggins, appeared to me to be speaking elegant Spanish. It was a pleasure simply to listen to the sound of the language, before I could attach... "
California: Its History and Romance - Page 159
by John Steven McGroarty - 1911 - 393 pages
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The United States Democratic Review, Volume 8

Conrad Swackhamer - United States - 1840
...soiled leather leggins, appeared to me to be speaking elegant Spanish. It was a pleasure simply to listen to the sound of the language, before I could...a good deal of the Creole drawl, but it is varied with an occasional extreme rapidity of utterance, in which they seem to skip from consonant to consonant,...
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Two Years Before the Mast: A Personal Narrative of Life at Sea

Richard Henry Dana - Sailors - 1840 - 483 pages
...soiled leather leggins, appeared to me to be speaking elegant Spanish. It was a pleasure simply to listen to the sound of the language, before I could...a good deal of the Creole drawl, but it is varied with an occasional extreme rapidity of utterance, in which they seem to skip from consonant to consonant,...
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Two Years Before the Mast: A Personal Narrative of Life at Sea

Richard Henry Dana - Sailors - 1842 - 483 pages
...soiled leather leggins, appeared to me to be speaking elegant Spanish. It was a pleasure simply to listen to the sound of the language, before I could attach any meaning to it 9 They have a good deal of the Creole drawl, but it is varied with an occasional extreme rapidity of...
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The United States Magazine and Democratic Review, Volume 8

United States - 1840
...soiled leather leggins, appeared to me to be speaking elegant Spanish. It was a pleasure simply to listen to the sound of the language, before I could...a good deal of the Creole drawl, but it is varied with an occasional extreme rapidity of utterance, in which they seem to skip from consonant to consonant,...
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Two Years Before the Mast: A Personal Narrative

Richard Henry Dana - Sailors - 1883 - 470 pages
...soiled leather leggins, appeared to me to be speaking elegant Spanish. It was a pleasure simply to listen to the sound of the language, before I could...occasional extreme rapidity of utterance, in which thev seem to skip from consonant to consonant, until, lighting upon a broad, open vowel, they rest...
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Los Angeles: Biography of a City

John Caughey, LaRee Caughey - History - 1977 - 509 pages
"Its intelligent combination of essays reveals much about Los Angeles which does not always find its way into socio-historical texts about the area. The editors' remarks ...
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