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The Selections from “The Sketch Book” included in
permission of, and by arrangement with, Messrs. G. P. PUT-
The Riverside Literature Series
RIP VAN WINKLE
OTHER AMERICAN ESSAYS
WITH A BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH INTRODUCTIONS AND NOTES
1783 Revolutionary War
1784 Samuel Johnson
1788 Lord Byron born.
1792 Percy Bysshe Shel-
John Keats born.
John G. Palfrey 1797 Edmund Burke chines. born.
1798 Thomas Hood born.
dies. Philadelphia to
Thomas Babington Washington.
1799-1804 Government of the
Consulate. 1802 Enters law office of 1801-5 War with Tripoli.
1796–1815 Napoleon First Con-
Napoleonic Wars. Morning Chroni1804 Alexander Hamilton
1804-14 Napoleon I. Emcle, letters signed dies.
peror of the “Jonathan OldNathaniel Haw
1805 Victory of Nelson at
1806 End of the old Ger.
John Greenleaf gundi.
Whittier born. 1809 Knickerbocker's
1809 Oliver Wendell 1810 Alfred Tennyson New York.
born. 1810 Enters his brother's
1811 Edgar Allan Poe 1811 William Makepeace business.
"Battle of the
Nations." 1814 Serves for
four of the West. 1814 John Lothrop Mot
Napoleon exiled to
1815 Congress of Vi. military secre1815 North American Re