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Washington Irving
(1783-1859) born on
Apr 03
US short-story writer, essayist. He wrote "Rip Van Winkle" and "Legend of Sleepy Hollow," 1820; was the first U.S. writer to be acclaimed in Europe.
         
   
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The great British Library -- one of these sequestered pools of obsolete literature to which modern authors repair, and draw buckets full of classic lore, or "pure English, undefiled" wherewith to swell their own scanty rills of thought.

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They who drink beer will think beer.
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A barking dog is often more useful than a sleeping lion.
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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.
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There is in every true woman's heart, a spark of heavenly fire, which lies dormant in the broad daylight of prosperity, but which kindles up and beams and blazes in the dark hour of adversity.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "The Sketch-Book," "The Art of Book-Making," 1819-20.
R: "The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent.," "Stratford-on-Avon," 1820.
A: In "The Speaker's Electronic Reference Collection," AApex Software, 1994.
N: "Tales of a Traveler," Preface, 1824.
K: "The Wife', in 'The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent."
   


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