Washington Irving Quotes (137 quotes)
“His father had once seen them [strange beings] in their old Dutch dresses playing at nine- pins in a hollow of the mountain; and... he himself had heard, one summer afternoon, the sound of their balls, like distant peals of thunder.”
The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon "Rip Van Winkle" (18191820)
The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" (18191820)
Salmagundi Chapter 17 (1807). Coinage of the nickname Gotham for New York City (before this, Gotham was a proverbial name for a village famed for the folly of its inhabitants).
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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.