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Alas ! gentlemen , » cried Rip , somewhat dismayed , « I am a poor quiet man , a
native of the place , and a loyal subject of the King , God bless him ! » Here a
general shout burst from the byestanders — « A tory ! a tory ! a spy ! a refugee ...
But in this church I felt myself continually thrown back upon the world by the
frigidity and pomp of the poor worms around me . The only being that seemed
thoroughly to feel the humble and prostrate piety of a true Christian was a poor
I was told that the new made grave was for the only son of a poor widow . While I
was meditating on the distinctions of worldly rank , which extend thus down into
the very dust , the toll of the bell announced the approach of the funeral .
... steps were faint and faltering ; he sank on his knees before her , and sobbed
like a child . The poor woman gazed upon him with a vacant and wandering eye -
« Oh my dear , dear mother ! don ' t you know your son ? your poor boy George ?
Poor George Somers had known what it was to be in sickness , and none to
soothe - lonely and in prison , and none to visit him . He could not endure his
mother from his sight ; if she moved away , his eye would follow her . She would
sit for ...
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LibraryThing Reviewمعاينة المستخدمين - haloedrain - LibraryThing
4 stars for Rip Van Winkle and Sleepy Hollow. The rest are skippable, they read like the kind of op-ed that spawns lots of other op-eds and blog posts disagreeing with each other. قراءة التقييم بأكمله
LibraryThing Reviewمعاينة المستخدمين - JBD1 - LibraryThing
I had read "Rip Van Winkle" and "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" before, but I picked this up to read the other essays included in the collection. "The Art of Book-making" (about a visit to the British ... قراءة التقييم بأكمله