Washington Irving

Washington Irving

American writer
Sometimes the table was graced with immense apple-pies, or saucers full of preserved peaches and pears; but it was always sure to boast an enormous dish of balls of sweetened dough, fried in hog's fat, and called doughnuts, or olykoeks - a delicious kind of cake, at present scarce known in this city, except in genuine Dutch families.More Washington Irving quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
As the vine which has long twined its graceful foliage about the oak and been lifted by it into sunshine, will, when the hardy plant is rifted by the thunderbolt, cling round it with its caressing tendrils and bind up its shattered boughs, so is it beautifully ordered by Providence that woman, who is the mere dependent and ornament of man in his happier hours, should be his stay and solace when smitten with sudden calamity, winding herself into the rugged recesses of his nature, tenderly supporting the drooping head, aMore Washington Irving quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
There is a majestic grandeur in tranquillity.More Washington Irving quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The sorrow for the dead is the only sorrow from which we refuse to be divorced.More Washington Irving quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Society is like a lawn, where every roughness is smoothed, every bramble eradicated, and where the eye is delighted by the smiling verdure of a velvet surfaceMore Washington Irving quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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