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English citations of colonyhood

1869 1937
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  • Sir Richard Francis Burton (1869) Explorations of the highlands of the Brazil, page 157: “Within the life of a middle-aged man she has risen from colonyhood to the puberty of a mighty Empire, and history records few instances of such rapid and regular progress.”
  • Robert Bechtold Heilman (1937) America in English Fiction 1760 to 1800, →ISBN, page 404:

    Berkeley Hall (1796) indicates the tolerance of America in the fact that it harbors Dr. Sourby, whose "political liberty bordered on licentiousness and anarchy"; and then, since its purported composition in days of happy colonyhood eliminates dicussion of the existent situation, the book has course to prophecy [...]

  • Charles Barrett (1947) The Sunlit Land: Wanderings in Queensland, page 10: “But Moreton Bay District had long years of waiting for freedom from the Mother Colony's apronstrings— for separation from New South Wales and the dignity of colonyhood.”
  • Carter Harman (1986) The West Indies, page 15: “Puerto Rico was still testing a novel and daring way out of the doldrums of colonyhood.”
  • Donald Olsen (2009) Frommer's Vancouver and Victoria 2010, →ISBN: “With colonyhood (and a big gold rush) came colonists, lots of them English and Scots, who imported British customs and brought a kind of domesticating old-world sensibility to their wild, new-world home.”