The novelist Washington Irving died at the age of 76. Here is all you want to know, and more!
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American author of the classic romantic short stories The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Rip Van Winkle. His other works include biographies of such historical figures as George Washington, Muhammad, and Oliver Goldsmith.
He was born in New York to Sarah Sanders and William Irving, Sr. He spent his last years in Tarrytown, New York.
It is not poverty so much as pretense that harasses a ruined man – the struggle between a proud mind and an empty purse – the keeping up of a hollow show that must soon come to an end.
Acting provides the fulfillment of never being fulfilled. You’re never as good as you’d like to be. So there’s always something to hope for.
Little minds are tamed and subdued by misfortune; but great minds rise above them.
Temper never mellows with age, and a sharp tongue is the only edged tool that grows keener with constant use.
A woman’s whole life is a history of the affections.