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... or joy at his deliverance . He used to tell his story to every stranger · that arrived
at Mr Doolittle ' s hotel . He was observed , at first , to vary on some points every
time he told it , which was , doubtless , owing to his having so recently awaked .
He was well learnt , we are told , « to fight with the sword , to joust , to tournay , to
wrestle , to sing and dance ; he was an expert mediciner , right crafty in playing
both of lute and harp and sundry other instruments of music , and was expert in ...
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 .
The Baron told his best and longest stories , and never had he told them so well ,
or with such great effect . If there was any thing marvellous , his auditors were lost
in astonishment ; and if any thing facetious , they were sure to laugh exactly in ...
... and the fox - glove hang its blossoms about the nameless urn , as if in mockery
of the dead . Thus man passes away ; his name perishes from record and
recollection ; his history is as a tale that is told , and his very monument becomes
a ruin ...
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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