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  • The novel by which Hughes is represented in the collection, "Not Without Laughter" 1930, a collision between old hymn-singing devotion and new, bluesy easy-livin', is dedicated to Joel and Amy Spingarn, who paid for the author to attend Lincoln University.

    Passing Fancies

  • Mr. Cain, the hymn-singing, former restaurant executive turned GOP front-runner, is riding a wave of interest and support unmatched by any Republican so far this election.

    Cain's Next Test: Harnessing Surge

  • Someone else who appreciated my hymn-singing was my art dealer-interior designer friend, Hal Bromm's mother, 'Mrs. Bromm', who gradually became 'Grace'.

    Michael Henry Adams: Grace Bromm's All-American Style

  • We all joined in the hymn-singing that preceded the worship service.

    Follow the Neon Crosses to the 'Jerusalem of the East'

  • It was Belva Gaertner, "the most stylish" woman on the block, who had begun the daily hymn-singing ritual.

    'Girl of Murder City'

  • Also, remember the outcry at hymn-singing Thomas during the nomination process?

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Why Catholics and Jews?

  • Adams and La Farge were a few days out from San Francisco, gnashing their teeth at rough seas and the hymn-singing missionaries who shared their mail boat, when Clarence King tied up a parcel and hastily penned a note to John Hay.

    The Five of Hearts

  • The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People had reared up and stirred up the contented, hymn-singing colored folks, got them to imagining that they had the right to eat lunch and go to movies and, worst of all, vote.

    Dream State

  • There are some light moments in this eve-of-World War I piece that turns on a drowning and the conspiracy theories of a demented draper, especially a scene of amateur theatricals and another of gloriously funny hymn-singing at a cliffside funeral.

    Wit, Comedy and Relationships

  • Is he one of those sunny, hymn-singing types who are so hard to take at neighborhood picnics?

    How to Be of Good Cheer

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