A History of New York, from the Beginning of the World to the End of the Dutch Dynasty, Volume II by Washington Irving

A History of New York, from the Beginning of the World to the End of the Dutch Dynasty, Volume II

Washington Irving
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  • ISBN
    9780559529252 / 0559529252
  • Title A History of New York, from the Beginning of the World to the End of the Dutch Dynasty, Volume II
  • Author Washington Irving
  • Category History Of The Americas

    Anthologies (non-poetry)
  • Format
    Paperback
  • Year 2008
  • Pages 280
  • Publisher
    BiblioLife
  • Language English
  • Dimensions 203mm x 15mm x 127mm

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HISTORY OF NEW YORK, FROM THE BEGINNING OF THE WORLD TO THE END OF THE DUTCH DYNASTY, CONTAINING, AMONG MANY SURPRISING AM CURIOUS NATTERS, THE UNUTTERABLE PONDERINGS OF WALTER THE DOUBTER, THE DISASTROUS PROJECTS OF WILLIAM, THE TESTY, AND THE CHIVALRIC ACHIEVEMENTS OF PETER, THE HEADSTRONG—THE TI-IREE DUTCH GOVERNORS OF NEW AMSTERDAM BEING THE ONLY AUTHENTIC HISTORY OF THE TIMES THAT EVER HATH BEEN, OR EVER WILL BE PUBLISHED. DIEDRICH De waarlieid die in duister lag, De komt mit klaarheid aan den dag - CONTENTS - ccounotf the Author.. ......................................................... 9 Address to the Public.. ......................................................... 17 BOOK I. CONTAINING DIVERS INGIENIOVS THEORIES ANT PHILOSOPHIC SPECULATIONS, CONCERNING THE - CREATION AND POPULATION OF THE WORLD, AS CONXECTED WITH THE HISTORY OF NEW YORK. CHAP. - PAGE I.-Description of the World.. ................................................ 23 11.-Cosmogony, or Creation of the worid with a multitude of excellent theories, by which the creation of a world is shown to oe no such difficult matter as common folk would imagine.. .......................... 2b II1.-How that famous navigator, Noah, was shamefully nick-named and how he committed an unpardonable oversight, in not having four sons. With the great trouble of philosophers caused thereby, and the dis-covery of America .................................................. 34 1V.-Showing the great difficulty philosophers have had in peopling America - and howv the Aborigines came to be begotten by accident-to the great relief and satisfaction of the Author.. ............................ 38 V.-In which the Author puts a mighty question tothe rout, by the assistance of the n an in the Moon-which not only delivers thousands bf people from great embarrassment, but likewise concludes this introductory book ..................................................................... 43 BOOK 11. TREATING OF THE FIRST SETTLE31ENT OF THE PROVINCE OF NIEUW-NEDERLANDTS. I.-In which are contained divers reasons why 8 man should not write in a hurry. Also, of Master Hendrick Hudson, his discovery of a strange country—and how he was magnificently rewarded by the munificence of their High Mightinesses.. ........................................... 55 D.-Containing an account of a mighty Ark, which floated, under the protection of St. Nicholas, from Holland to Gibbet Island-the descent of the strange Animals therefrom-a great victory, and a description of the ancient village of Communipaw.. ....................................... 62 CHAP. PACB 111.-In which is set forth the true art of making a bargain-together with the miraculous escape of a great Jletropolis in a fog-and the biography of certain Heroes of Commu lipaw. . . .................................. 67 IV.-How the Heroes of Comlnunipaw voyaged to Hell-Gate, and how they were received there.. .................................................... 72 V.-How the Heroes of Comrnunipa v returned somewhat wiser than they went-and how tile sage Oloffe dreamed a dream-and the dream that he dreamed.. ........................................................... 79 V1.-Cont, aini ga n attempt at etymology-and of the founding of the great city of New-Amsterdam ............................................... 82 VI1.-How the city of New-Amsterdam waxed great, under the protectioh of Oloffe theDreamer.. .................................................... 88 BOOK 111. IN WHICH IS RECORDED THE GOLDEN REIGN OF WOUTER VAN TWILLER. I...

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