, who acted as my pioneer, and to whom I am greatly indebted for smoothing my path and lightening my labors.
One was the life of Garfield; the second, Paul du Chaillu's African travels; the third, a novel by Ouida with the last forty pages missing; and the fourth, Irving
's "Alhambra." This last had been lent me by a school-teacher.
History is known, to my young remembrance of that library, by a History of the United States, whose dust and ashes I hardly made my way through; and by a 'Chronicle of the Conquest of Granada', by the ever dear and precious Fray Antonio Agapida, whom I was long in making out to be one and the same as Washington Irving
 In Irving
's time, quills were made into pens by pointing or "nibbing" their ends.
1820) by New York City writer James Kirke Paulding(1778-1860), emulating an earlier series by Washington Irving
and others; Cooke = probably Thomas Potter Cooke (1786-1864), a noted English actor; Bonaparte = Napoleon Bonaparte died on St.
Archer was always at pains to tell her children how much more agreeable and cultivated society had been when it included such figures as Washington Irving
, Fitz-Greene Halleck and the poet of "The Culprit Fay." The most celebrated authors of that generation had been "gentlemen"; perhaps the unknown persons who succeeded them had gentlemanly sentiments, but their origin, their appearance, their hair, their intimacy with the stage and the Opera, made any old New York criterion inapplicable to them.
Some day I'll be able to boast that I whipped the distinguished Paul Irving
. But then I never did whip you, did I, Paul?
She wasn't, however, going to be better-off for it, as HE was - and so astonishingly much: nothing was now likely, he knew, ever to make her better-off than she found herself, in the afternoon of life, as the delicately frugal possessor and tenant of the small house in Irving
Place to which she had subtly managed to cling through her almost unbroken New York career.
Meanwhile, the press had taken up my affair, and kept me for a week or two careering through the public prints, in my decapitated state, like Irving
's Headless Horseman, ghastly and grim, and longing to be buried, as a political dead man ought.
That these visitors, too, whatever their station, were not without some refinement of taste and appreciation of intellectual gifts, and gratitude to those men who, by the peaceful exercise of great abilities, shed new charms and associations upon the homes of their countrymen, and elevate their character in other lands, was most earnestly testified by their reception of Washington Irving
, my dear friend, who had recently been appointed Minister at the court of Spain, and who was among them that night, in his new character, for the first and last time before going abroad.
With his marvellous and vivid personality, with a style that has really a true colour-element in it, with his extraordinary power, not over mere mimicry but over imaginative and intellectual creation, Mr Irving
, had his sole object been to give the public what they wanted, could have produced the commonest plays in the commonest manner, and made as much success and money as a man could possibly desire.
, TX, September 01, 2019 --(PR.com)-- Keep Irving
Beautiful (KIB) invites community volunteers of all ages to attend the 28th annual Trash Bash for a morning of community service, food, and fun.