Washington Irving

Washington Irving

American writer
There is nothing in England that exercises a more delightful spell over my imagination than the lingerings of the holiday customs and rural games of former times. They recall the pictures my fancy used to draw in the May morning of life, when as yet I only knew the world through books, and believed it to be all that poets had painted it; and they bring with them the flavour of those honest days of yore, in which, perhaps with equal fallacy, I am apt to think the world was more home-bred, social, and joyous than at presMore Washington Irving quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
after a man passes 60 , his mischief is mainly in his headMore Washington Irving quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
A tart temper never mellows with age; and a sharp tongue is the only edged tool that grows keener with constant use.More Washington Irving quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I consider a story merely as a frame on which to stretch my materials.More Washington Irving quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
A kind heart is a fountain of gladness making everything in its vicinity freshen into smiles. -Washington Irving.More Washington Irving quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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