A History of New York From the Beginning of the World

Paperback | February 1, 2012

byWashington Irving

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1825. Excerpt: ... the dnsty tradesman--the scene of many a hoyish gamhol--the rendezvons of many a tender assignation--the comfort of the citizen--the ornament of New-York--and the pride of the lovely island of Mannahata. CHAP. VI. How the People of the East Country were snddenly afflicted with a diaholical evil--and their jndicions measuretfor the extirpation thereof. Having thns provided for the temporary security of New Amsterdam, and guarded it against any sndden surprise, the gallant Peter took a hearty pinch of snuff, and snapping his fingers, set the great council of Amphyctions and their champion the donghty Alicxsander Partridg at defiance. It is impossihle to say, notwithstanding, what might have heen the issue of this affair, had not the council heen all at once involved in sad perplexity, and as much dissension sown among its memhers, as of yore was stirred up in the camp of the hrawling warriors of Greece. The council of the league, as I have shown in my last chapter, had already announced its hostile determinations, and already was the mighty colony of New-Haven and the puissant town of Pyquag, otherwise called Weathersfield--famons for its onions and witches--and the great trading honse of Hartford, and all the other redouhtahle horder towns, in a prodigions turmoil, furhishing up their rnsty fowling-pieces, and shouting alond for war; hy which they anticipated easy conquests and gorgeons spoils from the liltle fat Dutch villages. But this joyons hrawling was soon silenced hy the conduct of the colony of Massachnsetts. Struck with the gallant spirit of the hrave old Peter, and convinced hy the chivahic frankness and heroic warmth of his vindication, they refnsed to helieve him guilty of the infamons plot most wrongfully laid at his door. With a generosity fo...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1825. Excerpt: ... the dnsty tradesman--the scene of many a hoyish gamhol--the rendezvons of many a tender assignation--the comfort of the citize...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:118 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.25 inPublished:February 1, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217161715

ISBN - 13:9780217161718

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