Knickerbocker Stories from the Old Dutch Days of New York (Classic Reprint)
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Excerpt from Knickerbocker Stories From the Old Dutch Days of New York
He returned to America again in 1846, and from this time lived pleasantly at Sunnyside until his death, November 28, 1859. He began at once upon his Life of Washington, but could not confine his attention to it. He busied himself in 1848 with a revised edition Of his works; in 1849 he wrote his well-known Life Of Goldsmith; in 1850, his Mahomet and his Succes sors. In 1855 he collected a number of minor essays under the title Wolfert's Roost. Finally, in 1855, appeared the first vol ume Of the Life of Washington. The second and third fol lowed at short intervals, and the fourth in 1857. The fifth and last volume was produced with difficulty. Irving was in bad health and in a somewhat depressed state of mind. The last vol ume was published, and the work finished in May, 1859 - Only six months before his death.
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