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Author's Autograph Edition (Volume 27) (Paperback) Loot Price: R386
Discovery Miles 3 860
Author's Autograph Edition (Volume 27) (Paperback): Washington Irving

Author's Autograph Edition (Volume 27) (Paperback)

Washington Irving

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Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: "Mo. p)fl.?ttbursoas, October 15,1807. STYLE, AT BALLSTON. BY WHMAM WIZARD, 'ESQ. TV T OTWITHSTANDING Evergreen has never been abroad, nor had his under- standing enlightened, or his views enlarged by that marvellous sharpener of the wits, a salt-water voyage, yet he is tolerably shrewd and correct, in the limited sphere of his observations; and now and then astounds me with a right pithy remark, which would do no discredit even to a man who had made the grand tour. In several late conversations at Cockloft Hall, he has amused us exceedingly by detailing sundry particulars concerning that notorious slaughter-house of time, Ballston Springs, where he spent a considerable part of the last summer. The following is a summary of his observations. Ballston Springs. From a design by W. H. Bartlett. a. man who had made the ning th; MMktanble part 01 wing is a summary of his Pleasure has passed through a variety of significations at Ballston. It originally meant nothing more than a relief from pain and sickness; and the patient who had journeyed many a weary mile to the Springs, with a heavy heart and emaciated form, called it pleasure when he threw by his crutches, and danced away from them with renovated spirits, and limbs jocund with vigor. In process of time, pleasure underwent a refinement, and appeared in the likeness of a sober, unceremonious country dance, to the flute of an amateur or the three-stringed fiddle of an itinerant country musician. Still everything bespoke that happy holiday which the spirits ever enjoy, when emancipated from the shackles of formality, ceremony, and modern politeness; things went on cheerily, and Balls- ton was pronounced a charming, humdrum, careless place of resort, where everyone was at his ease, and might follow u...


Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: February 2012
First published: February 2012
Authors: Washington Irving
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 4mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 76
ISBN-13: 978-0-217-44188-9
Categories: Books
LSN: 0-217-44188-2
Barcode: 9780217441889

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