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The Beauties of Washington Irving

By Irving, Washington

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Title: The Beauties of Washington Irving  
Author: Irving, Washington
Language: English
Subject: Literature, Literature & thought, Writing.
Collections: Blackmask Online Collection
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Excerpt: THE Inn Kitchen. During a journey that I once made through the Nctherlands, I had arrived one evening at the Pomme d? Or, the principal inn of a small Flemish village. It was after the hour of the table d'hote , so that I was obliged to make a solitary supper from the reliques of its ampler board. The weather was chilly; I was seated alone in one end of a great gloomy dining?room, and my repast being over, I had the prospect before me of a long dull evening, without any visible means of enlivening it. I summoned mine host, and requested something to read; he brought me the whole literary stock of his household, a Dutch family?bible, an almanack in the same language, and a number of old Paris newspapers. As I sat dozing over one of the latter, reading old news and stale criticisms, my ear was now and then struck with bursts of laughter which seemed to proceed from the kitchen. Every one that has travelled on the continent must know how favourite a resort the kitchen of a country inn is to the middle and inferior order of travellers; particularly in that equivocal kind of weather.

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Table of Contents: The Beauties of Washington Irving, 1 -- Washington Irving, 1 -- THE INN KITCHEN, 2 -- THE SPECTRE BRIDEGROOM, 3 -- A WEST SUNDAY IN A COUNTRY INN, 11 -- AN OBEDIENT HEN?PECKED HUSBAND, 12 -- A DESIRABLE MATCH, 14 -- A RIVAL, 15 -- AN INVITATION, 16 -- A DUTCH ENTERTAINMENT, 17 -- WAR, 18 -- ENGLISH STAGE COACHMEN, 19 -- THE WALTZ, 19 -- DUTCH TEA PARTIES, 20 -- COSMOGONY, 21 -- DUTCH LEGISLATORS, 24 -- THE LITTLE MAN IN BLACK, 26 -- MY AUNT CHARITY, 29 -- WILL WIZARD, 32 -- STYLE, 34 -- FRENCHMEN, 35 -- THE WIFE, 36 -- TO ANTHONY EVERGREEN, Gent, 39 -- Showing the nature of History in general;, 40 -- DIRK SCHUILER, AND THE VALIANT PETER, 44 -- Description of the powerful Army, 45 -- Of Peter Stuyvesant's expedition, 48 -- How the People of New?Amsterdam, 52 -- In which the Troubles of New?Amsterdam appear to thicken, 53 -- THE WIDOW AND HER SON, 57 -- STORM AT SEA, 60 -- JOHN BULL, 60 -- CONSEQUENCE, 65 -- THE COCKLOFT FAMILY, 66 -- CONVERSION OF THE AMERICANS, 70 -- TOM STRADDLE, 71 -- SLEEPY HOLLOW, 74 -- ICHABOD CRANE, 75 -- SUPERSTITION, 76 -- THE BROKEN HEART, 77 -- Footnotes, 80 -- A WRECK AT SEA, 81 -- LAND, 82 -- GENIUS, 83 -- A CONTRAST, 83 -- LETTER FROM MUSTAPHA RUB?A?DUB KELI KHAN, 85 -- A warlike Portrait of the great Peter and how General Von Poffenburgh distinguished himself at Fo8rt Cassimir


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