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The Selections from “The Sketch Book” included in
this number of The Riverside Literature Series are used by

permission of, and by arrangement with, Messrs. G. P. PUT-
DANAM'S Sons, the authorized publishers of Irving's Works.

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The Riverside Literature Series

RIP VAN WINKLE

AND

OTHER AMERICAN ESSAYS

WITH A BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH INTRODUCTIONS AND NOTES

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1783 Revolutionary War
is terminated by

1784 Samuel Johnson
Treaty of Paris,

dies.
Sept. 3.
1787 Federal Convention
meets at Philadel-

1788 Lord Byron born.
phia.
1789 Adoption of the 1789 James Fenimore
Constitution.

Cooper born.
Washington elected

President.
1790 Government estab- 1790 Benjamin Franklin
lished at Phila-

dies.
delphia for ten

years.
1792 Whitney's Cotton

1792 Percy Bysshe Shel-
Gin.

ley born.
Great increase of 1794 William Cullen Bry- 1794 Edward Gibbon
negro slavery fol- ant born.

dies.
lows invention of 1796 William H. Prescott 1796 Robert Burns dies.
steam spinning born.

John Keats born.
and weaving ma-

John G. Palfrey 1797 Edmund Burke chines. born.

dies.
1799 Death of Washing-

1798 Thomas Hood born.
ton.
1800 Federal government 1800 George Bancroft 1800 William Cowper
removed
from
born.

dies. Philadelphia to

Thomas Babington Washington.

Macaulay born.

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1799-1804 Government of the

Consulate. 1802 Enters law office of 1801-5 War with Tripoli.

1796–1815 Napoleon First Con-
Josiah Hoffman. 1803 Louisiana Purchase. 1803 Ralph Waldo Emer-

sul.
Publishes, in the

son born.

Napoleonic Wars. Morning Chroni1804 Alexander Hamilton

1804-14 Napoleon I. Emcle, letters signed dies.

peror of the “Jonathan OldNathaniel Haw

French. style."

thorne born.

1805 Victory of Nelson at
1804–6 First voyage to Eu-

Trafalgar.
rope.

1806 End of the old Ger.
1806 Admitted to the bar.

man Empire.
1807-8 With his brother 1807 Fulton's steamboat. 1807 H. W. Longfellow
and Paulding, 1809 Abraham Lincoln

born.
publishes Salma-

born.

John Greenleaf gundi.

Whittier born. 1809 Knickerbocker's

1809 Oliver Wendell 1810 Alfred Tennyson New York.

Holmes born.

born. 1810 Enters his brother's

1811 Edgar Allan Poe 1811 William Makepeace business.

born.

Thackeray born.
1811-15 Edits Analytic Mag- 1812-14 Second War with 1812 Harriet Beecher 1812 Charles Dickens 1813 Battle of Leipsic,
azine, first called

England.
Stowe born.
born.

"Battle of the
Select Reviews. 1811-50 Great development

Robert Browning

Nations." 1814 Serves for

four of the West. 1814 John Lothrop Mot

born.

1814

Napoleon exiled to
months as Gov.
ley born.

Elba.
Tompkins' aid and

1815 Congress of Vi. military secre1815 North American Re

enna. tary.

view founded.

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