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- 1809, Diedrich Knickerbocker [pseudonym; Washington Irving], A History of New York, from the Beginning of the World to the End of the Dutch Dynasty. […] In Two Volumes, volume (please specify |volume=I or II), New York, N.Y.: Inskeep & Bradford, […], OCLC 426050984, book:
- […] those shootings of stars, eclipses of the moon, howlings of dogs, and flarings of candles, carefully noted and interpreted by the oracular sibyls […]