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" To see him striding along the profile of a hill on a windy day, with his clothes bagging and fluttering about him, one might have mistaken him for the genius of famine descending upon the earth, or some scarecrow eloped from a cornfield. "
Rip Van Winkle: And Other American Essays from The Sketch Book - Seite 36
von Washington Irving - 1922 - 94 Seiten
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Illinois Teacher: Devoted to Education, Science and Free Schools, Band 12

1866
...see him striding along the profile of a hill on a windy day, with his clothes bagging and fluttering about him, one might have mistaken him for the genius...earth, or some scarecrow eloped from a cornfield." Our readers will witness the Schoolmaster's last ( and best) appearance in literature in the extract...
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Essays on Education and Culture

C. F. Childs - 1867 - 233 Seiten
...see him striding along the profile of a hill on a windy day, with his clothes bagging and fluttering about him, one might have mistaken him for the genius...earth, or some scarecrow eloped from a cornfield." We have been thus minute in personal description, because it will save us many words hereafter. Much...
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The Sketch-book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent

Washington Irving - 1868 - 507 Seiten
...genius of famine descending upon the earth, or some scarecrow eloped from a cornfield. His school -house was a low building of one large room, rudely constructed...patched with leaves of old copy-books. It was most ingeraously secured at vacant hours by a withe twisted in the handle of the door, and stakes set against...
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Tom Hood's Comic readings in prose and verse, Band 2

Thomas Hood - 1869
...see him striding along the profile of a hill on a windy day, with his clothes bagging and fluttering about him, one might have mistaken him for the genius...earth, or some scarecrow eloped from a corn-field. In addition to his other vocations, he was the singing-master of the neighbourhood, and picked up many...
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The American Educational Monthly, Band 9

1872
...see him striding along the profile of a hill on a windy day with his clothes bagging and fluttering about him, one might have mistaken him for the genius...earth, or some scarecrow eloped from a corn-field." But Scott, in his " Dominie Sampson," has most especially and happily delineated this physical peculiarity...
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De La Salle Monthly: A Catholic Magazine, Bände 10-11

1874
...see him striding along the profile of a hill on a windy day, with his clothes bagging and fluttering about him, one might have mistaken him for the genius...earth, or some scarecrow eloped from a cornfield." And Rip Van Winkle ! — what shall we say of him ? Many thousands of people have heard of him through...
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The Literary Reader: Typical Selections from Some of the Best British and ...

George Rhett Cathcart - 1874 - 426 Seiten
...day, with his clothes bagging and fluttering about him, one might have mistaken him for the genins of famine descending upon the earth, or some scarecrow...secured at vacant hours by a withe twisted in the Iffmdle of the door, and stakes set against the window-shutters ; so that, though a thief might get...
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Cassell's illustrated readings, Band 1

Cassell, ltd - 1875
...profile of a hill on a windy day, with his clothes bagging and fluttering about him, one might hare mistaken him for the genius of Famine descending upon...earth, or some scarecrow eloped from a cornfield. In addition to his other vocations, he was the oinging-master of the neighbourhood, and picked up many...
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Six Selections from Irving's Sketch-book: With Notes, Questions, Etc. for ...

Washington Irving, Homer Baxter Sprague - 1878 - 157 Seiten
...see him striding along the profile of a hill on a windy day, with his clothes bagging and fluttering about him, one might have mistaken him for the genius...most ingeniously secured at vacant hours by a withe 3 twisted in the handle of the door, and stakes set against the window shutters ; so that, though a...
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Six Selections from Irving's Sketch-book: With Notes, Questions, Etc., for ...

Washington Irving, Homer Baxter Sprague - 1878 - 119 Seiten
...with; nomen, name), the last of the three names which belonged to all Romans of good family ; surname. genius of famine descending upon the earth, or some scarecrow eloped from a cornfield. u5 His school-house was a low building of one large room, rudely constructed of logs ; the windows...
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