"Seth suspended for a moment the whittling his twig, and there seemed a crisis in the argument--a silent pause--when a shrill voice from the front gate adjourned the meeting instanter. It was the voice of Aunt Nabby herself, breathing authority and hospitality--Joshua, come to dinner, and bring the folks along with you." Jack Downing's Journal--N.Y. Gazette, Oct. 28, 1835. (Reed collection.) [P. 4; the words "silent pause" appear in italics in the catalogue.]
Catalogue of the Exhibition of the New-York Gallery of the Fine Arts. Founded 1844--Chartered 1845. Now open, in the Rotunda in the Park. New-York: E.B. Clayton & Sons, Printers and Stationers, No. 5 Tontine Buildings, Wall-Street. 1846.