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" ... easiest mattresses in the world to lay under our quilts instead of straw ; because, besides their tenderness and loose lying together, they continue sweet for seven or eight years long, before which time straw becomes musty and hard. "
Arboretum Et Fruticetum Britannicum: Or, The Trees and Shrubs of Britain ... - Page 1962
by John Claudius Loudon - 1838 - 2693 pages
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Quarterly Review, Volume 19

English literature - 1818
...leaves ' gathered about the fall, and somewhat before they are much frost-bitten, afford the best and easiest mattresses in the world to lay under our quilts instead of straw.' This he learnt in Dauphiny and Switzerland, where he had slept on them to his great refreshment; but...
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The Quarterly Review

William Gifford, Sir John Taylor Coleridge, John Gibson Lockhart, Whitwell Elwin, William Macpherson, William Smith, Sir John Murray (IV), Rowland Edmund Prothero (Baron Ernle) - English literature - 1818
...leaves ' gathered about the fall, and somewhat before they are much frost-bitten, afford the best and easiest mattresses in the world to lay under our quilts instead of straw.' This he learnt in Dauphiny and Switzerland, where he had slept on them to his great refreshment ; but...
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The London Quarterly Review, Volume 19

1819
...leaves ' gathered about the fall, and somewhat before they are much frost-bitten, afford the best and easiest mattresses in the world to lay under our quilts instead of straw.' This he learnt in Dauphiny and Switzerland, where he had slept on them to his great refreshment ; but...
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The Assistant of Education: Religious and Literary, Intended for ..., Volume 5

Education - 1825
...being gathered about the fall, and somewhat before they are much frost-bitten, afford the best and easiest mattresses in the world to lay under our quilts...together, they continue sweet for seven or eight years, before which time straw becomes musty and hard : they are thus used by divers persons of quality in...
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Assistant of Education, Volume 5

Education - 1825
...being gathered about the fall, and somewhat before they are much frost-bitten, afford the best and easiest mattresses in the world to lay under our quilts...together, they continue sweet for seven or eight years, before which time straw becomes musty and hard : they are thus used by divers persons of quality in...
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A Flora of Berwick-upon-Tweed, Volume 2

George Johnston - Botany - 1829
...The leaves, gathered in autumn, and somewhat before they are much frost-bitten, " afford the best and easiest mattresses in the world, to lay under our...sweet for seven or eight years long, before which straw becomes musty and hard. They are thus used by diveis persons of quality in Dauphine ; and, in...
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The New sporting magazine, Volume 55

1868
...canopy all the summer, being gathered about the fall, and somewhat before they are much frost-bitten, afford the best and the easiest mattresses in the...which time straw becomes musty and hard. They are used by divers persons of quality in Dauphine; and in Switzerland I have sometimes lain on them, to...
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Remarks on Forest Scenery, and Other Woodland Views, Volume 1

William Gilpin - Forests and forestry - 1834 - 344 pages
...being gathered about the fall, and somewhat before they are much frost-bitten, afford the best and easiest mattresses in the world, to lay under our...long, before which time, straw becomes musty and hard. Thus they are used by divers persons of quality in Dauphine ; and in Switzerland I have sometimes lain...
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The Sporting review, ed. by 'Craven'., Volume 59

John William Carleton - 1868
...canopy all the summer, being gathered about the fall, and somewhat before they are much frost-bitten, afford the best and the easiest mattresses in the...which time straw becomes musty and hard. They are used by divers persons of quality in Dauphine; and in Switzerland I have sometimes lain on them, to...
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A Report on the Trees and Shrubs Growing Naturally in the Forests ..., Volume 2

George Barrell Emerson - Plants - 1846 - 547 pages
...canopy all the summer, being gathered about the fall, and somewhat before they are much frost-bitten, afford the best and the easiest mattresses in the...they are thus used by divers persons of quality in Dauphin^ ; and, in Switzerland, I have sometimes lain on them to my very great refreshment. So as,...
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