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  • _Now_ he wished he were rich; he dreamed impossible chances of his coming home a millionnaire to lay unknown wealth at Katy's feet; and when Miss Persimmon, the ambulatory dress-maker of the neighborhood, in making up a new black gown for his mother, recounted how Captain Blatherem had sent Katy Stephens "'most the splendidest India shawl that ever she did see," he was ready to tear his hair at the thought of his poverty.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 2, No. 14, December 1858

  • Mr. Merrithew had, as Jackie said, "the splendidest way of splaining things," and found something of interest to relate about almost every street of the little city.

    Our Little Canadian Cousin

  • "You are just the splendidest old lady in the world," he said exuberantly; and added, with a touch of gloom, "She was talking of going off to the Riviera."

    Pearl of Pearl Island

  • He wrung me by the hand enthusiastically and declared that I was the splendidest fellow that ever lived.

    Simon the Jester

  • I have a very lofty, airy, cheerful, good-sized drawing-room, with three large looking-glasses set in superb frames, green-and-gold satin curtains and furniture and carpet and rug of all the splendidest colors in the rainbow.

    Further Records, 1848-1883: A Series of Letters

  • "We had the splendidest morning," said Molly, setting her flowers in a large vase.

    Three Little Cousins

  • Miss Cecilia 'splained it all to me and she is 'bout the splendidest' splainer they is.

    Miss Minerva and William Green Hill

  • Now, here's a parcel of cap ribbons of the splendidest sort I could get.

    The Trumpet-Major

  • But ain't this boat the splendidest thing in the wi-i-ide, wi-i-ide world?

    Gideon's Band A Tale of the Mississippi

  • Fanny Davenport is one of the handsomest and splendidest formed women on the American stage, and a perfect lady, while Dickinson, who succeeds to her old clothes through the law, is small, not handsome, and a quarrelsome female who thinks she has a mission.

    Peck's Compendium of Fun


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