Washington Irving Quotes (137 quotes)
“History is but a kind of Newgate calendar, a register of the crimes and miseries that man has inflicted on his fellow-man.”
As quoted in: Pearls of thought (Houghton, Mifflin & company, 1881) by Maturin Murray Ballou, p. 120
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Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsWashington Irving
Born: April 3, 1783
Died: November 28, 1859 (aged 76)
Occupation: Writer, essayist, biographer, diplomat
Bio: Washington Irving was an American author, essayist, biographer and historian of the early 19th century. He is best known for his short stories The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Rip Van Winkle, both of which appear in his book The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent.