Washington Irving Biography

This Biography consists of approximately 33 pages of information about the life of Washington Irving.
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Washington Irving told an anecdote of his youth which shows both his propensity to delight in stories as well as his skepticism concerning them. A "lively boy, full of curiosity, of easy faith, and prone to relish a story the more it partook of the marvelous," the young Irving met an old "bottle-nosed fellow named Bugbee," who "abused my juvenile ear outrageously with his legendary fables." The boy had a temperament conducive to both these responses. "When I was very young," he wrote in an autobiographical note to Mrs. Amelia Foster, "I had an irrepressible flow of spirits that often went beyond my strength. Everything was fairy land to me." On the other hand this clever youngest son of William and Sarah Sanders Irving indulged in wit and satire dependent on the sort of ironic skepticism found in his first publications, letters in the New York Morning Chronicle...

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