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Thread #8734   Message #4126644
Posted By: GUEST,Phil d'Conch
18-Nov-21 - 04:35 PM
Thread Name: ADD: As Long as the Grass Shall Grow (P. La Farge)
Subject: RE: ADD: As Long as the Grass Shall Grow (P. La Farge)
Swap the order of presentation and/or the conjunction and you get more references. Earlier Cooper:

“Count Emich listened warily as his guest the Abbé read clause after clause of the deed. Occasionally his eye wandered to the firm countenance of the Abbot, betraying habitual distrust of his heriditary and powerful enemy, but it was quickly riveted again on the heated features of the reader.

“This is well,” he said, when both papers had been examined: “These vines are to remain for ever with me and mine, without claim from any grasping churchman, so long as grass shall grow or water run, or henceforth they pay double tribute, a tax that will leave little for the cellar of their rightful lord.”
[The Heidenmauer: A Legend of the Rhine, Cooper, 1832]