Washington Irving

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Washington Irving (April 3, 1783 – November 28, 1859) was an American author, essayist, biographer, historian, and diplomat of the early 19th century. He is best known for his short stories "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" and "Rip Van Winkle", both of which appear in his book The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent. His historical works include biog ...
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The Falls of the Passaic
In a wild, tranquil vale, fringed with forests of green,
Where nature had fashioned a soft, sylvan scene,
The retreat of the ring-dove, the haunt of the deer,
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11 November 2014
Whenever a man's friends begin to compliment him about looking young, he may be sure that they think he is growing old.
11 November 2014
There is a certain relief in change, even though it be from bad to worse; as I have found in travelling in a stage- coach, that it is often a comfort to shift one's position and be bruised in a new place.
11 November 2014
Those men are most apt to be obsequious and conciliating abroad, who are under the discipline of shrews at home.
11 November 2014
They who drink beer will think beer.
11 November 2014
A tart temper never mellows with age, and a sharp tongue is the only edged tool that grows keener with constant use.

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