• I profess not to know how women's hearts are wooed and won. To me they have always been matters of riddle and admiration

    Washington Irving
  • The scholar only knows how dear these silent, yet eloquent, companions of pure thoughts and innocent hours become in the season of adversity. When all that is worldly turns to dross around us, these only retain their steady value

    Washington Irving
  • Balt Van Tassel was an easy indulgent soul; he loved his daughter better even than his pipe, and, like a reasonable man and an excellent father, let her have her way in everything

    Washington Irving
  • ducks and geese are foolish things, and must be looked after, but girls can take care of themselves

    Washington Irving
  • It is almost startling to hear this warning of departed time sounding among the tombs, and telling the lapse of the hour, which, like a billow, has rolled us onward towards the grave

    Washington Irving
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