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"I have no wife nor children, good or bad, to provide for. A mere
spectator of other men's fortunes and adventures, and how they play
their parts; which, methinks, are dive.sely presented unto me, as from a
cominion theatre or scene."-Burton.

IN TWO VOLUMES.

VOL. I.

A NEW EDITION.

PHILADELPHIA:
LEA & BLANCHARD,

SUCCESSORS TO CAREY & CO.

1839.

THE NEW YORK
PUBLIC LIBRARY
8418654
ASTOR, LENOX AND
TILDEN FOUNDATIONS

R 1938

ENTERED according to the Act of Congress, in the year 1836, by WASHINGTON IRVING, in the clerk's office of the southern district of New-York.

CONTENTS OF VOLUME I.

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Dedication
Advertisement to the first American edition
Advertisement to the first English edition
The Author's Account of Himself.
The Voyage
Roscoe
The Wife
Rip Van Winkle
English Writers on America
Rural Life in England
The Broken Heart
The Art of Book-Making
A Royal Poet
The Country Church
The Widow and her Son
The Boar's Head Tavern
The Mutability of Literature
Rural Funerals
Tha Inn Kitchen
The Spectre Bridegroom
Westminster Abbey

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