19 Burst results for "Washington Irving"

"washington irving" Discussed on Boring Books for Bedtime

Boring Books for Bedtime

05:52 min | 10 months ago

"washington irving" Discussed on Boring Books for Bedtime

"Shortly after his rivals disappearance conducted the blooming katrina in triumph to the altar was observed to look exceedingly knowing whenever the story of kabad was related and always burst into a hearty laugh at the mention of the pumpkin wish led some to suspect that he knew more about the matter than he chose to tau the old country wives. However who are the best judges of these matters maintain to this day that it kabbah was spirited away by supernatural means and it is a favorite story often told about the neighborhood round the winter evening fire. The bridge became more than ever an object of superstitious off and that may be the reason why the road has been altered of late years so as to approach the church by the border of the mill pond the schoolhouse being deserted soon fell to decay and was reported to be haunted by the ghost of the unfortunate pedagogy and the plow boy loitering homeward of still summer evening as often fancied his voice. Distance chanting melancholy song tune among the tranquil solitudes of sleepy hollow script found in the handwriting of mr knickerbocker. The preceding tail is given almost in the precise words in which i heard it related at a corporation meeting at the ancient city of manhattan does at which were present many of its sages and most lustrous burgers. The narrator was pleasant shabby gentlemanly old fellow in pepper and salt close with a sadly humorous face and one whom i strongly suspected of being poor. He made such efforts to be entertaining. When his story was concluded there was much laughter and approbation particularly from two worth three deputy alderman who had been asleep the greater part of the time there was however one tall dry looking old gentlemen with vetoing eyebrows who maintained a grave and rather severe face throughout now and then folding his arms inclining his head and looking down upon the floor as if turning doubt over in his mind he was one of your wary man who never laugh but upon good grounds when they have reason and law on their side..

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"washington irving" Discussed on Boring Books for Bedtime

Boring Books for Bedtime

04:54 min | 10 months ago

"washington irving" Discussed on Boring Books for Bedtime

"The hour was as dismal as himself far below him the tappin z's brightens dusky and indistinct. Waste of waters with here and there. The tall mast of a sloop riding quietly at anchor under the land in the dead hush of midnight he could even hear the barking of the watchdog from the opposite shore of the hudson but it was so vague and faint as only to give an idea of his distance from this faithful companion of man now and then to the long drawn crowing of cock accidentally awakened what sound far far off from some farmhouse away among the hills but it was like a dreaming sound as ear. No signs of life occurred near him but occasionally the melancholy chirp of a cricket. Or perhaps the good earl twang of a bullfrog from neighboring marsh as if sleeping comfortably and turning suddenly in his bed all the stories of ghosts and goblins that he had heard in the afternoon now came crowding upon his recollection. The night grew darker and darker. The stars seem to sink deeper in the sky and driving. Clouds occasionally hit them from his site. He had never felt so lonely and dismal. He was moreover approaching the very place where many of the scenes of the ghost stories had been laid in the center of the road stood an enormous tulip tree which towered like a giant above all the other trees of the neighborhood and formed a kind of landmark. It's slim's were gnarled and fantastic large enough to form trunks for ordinary trees twisting down almost to the earth and rising again into the air. It was connected with the tragic story of the unfortunate andrei. Who had been taken prisoner hard by and was universally known by the name of major andres tree. The common people regarded it with a mixture of respect and superstition partly out of sympathy for the fate of its ill-starred namesake and partly from the tales of strange sights and doleful -tations told concerning it as it kabad approached this fearful tree. He began to whistle. He thought his wis saw was answered..

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"washington irving" Discussed on Boring Books for Bedtime

Boring Books for Bedtime

03:42 min | 10 months ago

"washington irving" Discussed on Boring Books for Bedtime

"Especially if they could procure an eel skin for the purpose it being esteemed throughout the country as a potent nourish her and strengthener of the hair brom bones however was the hero of the scene having come to the gathering on his favourite steed daredevil a creature like himself full of metal end mischief and which no one but himself could manage he was in fact noted for preferring vicious animals given to all kinds of tricks which kept the rider in constant risk of his neck for he held at tractable well broken horse as unworthy of a lad of spirit fain would. I paused dwell upon the world of charms that burst upon the enraptured gaze of my hero as he entered the state parlor avantis mansion. Not those of the bevy of buxom last says with their luxurious display of red and white but the ample charms of a genuine dutch country. Tea table in the sumptuous time of autumn such heaped up platters of cakes of various and almost indescribable kinds known only to experienced dutch housewives. There was the doughty doughnut. The tender oily cake and the crisp and crumbling crawler sweet cakes and shortcake's ginger cakes and honey cakes and the whole family of cakes and then there were apple pies and peach pies and pumpkin pies the sides sizes of ham and smoked beef and moreover electable dishes of preserved plums and peaches and pears and quences not to mention broiled chad and roasted chickens. Together with balls of milk and cream all mingled higgledy-piggledy. Pretty much as i have enumerated them with the motherly teapot sending up its clouds vapor from the midst heaven blessed the mark. I want breath and time to discuss this banquet as it deserves and 'em too eager to get on with my story. Happily ekapat crane was not so great. A hurry as his historian but did ample justice to every dainty he was kind and thankful creature whose heart dilated in proportion as his skin was filled with good cheer and whose spirits rose with eating as some men's do with drink he could not help to rolling. His large is around him as he aid and chuckling with the possibility that he might one day be lord of all this scene of almost unimaginable luxury and splendour. Then he thought how soon he turned his back upon the old school house..

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"washington irving" Discussed on Boring Books for Bedtime

Boring Books for Bedtime

04:32 min | 10 months ago

"washington irving" Discussed on Boring Books for Bedtime

"As it. Goodbye jogged slowly. On his way his. I ever open to every symptom of cooling area abundance range with delight over the treasures of jelly autumn on all sides he beheld vast store of apples some hanging in oppressive opulence on the trees some gathered into baskets and barrels for the market others heaped up enrich piles for the cider press farther on he beheld great fields of indian corn with its golden ears peeping from their leafy covert s- and holding out the promise of cakes and hasty pudding and the yellow pumpkins lying beneath them turning up their fair round bellies to the sun and giving ample prospects of the most luxurious of pies and a non. He passed the fragrant buchwald fields breathing the odor of the beehive and as he beheld them soft anticipations stole over his mind of dainty slap. Jack's well buttered and garnished with honey or tree call by the delicate little dimpled hand of katrina antisocial. Thus feeding his mind with many sweet thoughts and sugared suppositions he journeyed along the sides of a range of hills which look out upon some of the goodly est scenes of the mighty hudson. The sun gradually wheeled his broad disc down. In the west the wide bosom of the tappin sie lay motionless and glassy accepting that here and there a gentle undulations waved and prolonged the blue shadow of the distant mountain. A few amber clouds floated in the sky without a breath of air to move them. The horizon was a fine golden tint changing gradually into pure apple green and from that into the deep blue of the mid heaven a slanting ray lingered on the woody crests of the precipices. Let over hung some parts of the river. Giving greater depth to the dark grey and purple of their rocky sides. A sloop was loitering in the distance. Dropping slowly down with the tide her sale hanging uselessly against the mast and as the reflection of the sky gleamed along the still water it seemed as if the so was suspended in the air it was toward evening that it abbad arrived at the castle of the hair on tosseh which he found thronged with the pride and flower of the adjacent country old farmers a spare leather and faced race in homespun coats and breeches has blue stockings huge shoes and magnificent pewter buckles their brisk wither little dame's in close cramped cabs long waisted short gowns homespun petticoats with scissors and pincushions and gay calico pockets hanging on the outside buxom less as almost as antiquated as their mothers accepting where a straw hat a fine ribbon or perhaps a white frog gave symptoms of city innovation. The sons in short square skirted codes with rows of stupendous brass buttons and their hair generally queued in the fashion of the times..

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"washington irving" Discussed on Boring Books for Bedtime

Boring Books for Bedtime

04:42 min | 10 months ago

"washington irving" Discussed on Boring Books for Bedtime

"Give some account of the looks and equipments of my hero and his steed. The animal he strode was a broken down plow horse that had outlived almost everything but it's viciousness he was gone and shaggy-haired with the you neck and head like a hammer. His rusty main entail were tangled and knotted with burs one. I had lost its pupil and was glaring and spectral but the other had the gleam of a genuine devil in it still. He must've had fire and metal in his day. If we may judge from the name he bore of gunpowder. He had in fact been a favourite steed. His masters the call. Eric von ripper. Who was a furious writer and had infused very probably some of his own spirit into the animal for old and broken down as he loved. There was more of the lurking devil in him than in any young philly in the country. Knickebocker was a suitable figure for such a steed. He rode with short stirrups which brought his knees nearly up to the pommel of the saddle his sharp elbows stuck out. Like grasshoppers he carried his whip perpendicularly in his hand like a sceptre and as his horse jogged on the motion of his arms was not unlike the flapping a pair of wings. A small hat rested on the top of his nose for so his scanty strip forehead might be called and the skirts of his black coat fluttered out almost to the horse's tail such was the appearance of kabad and his steed as they shambled out of the gate of hans upon river and it was altogether such an apparition as is seldom to be met with in broad daylight. It was as i have said a fine tone all day. The sky was clear and serene and nature wore that rich and golden livery which way always associate with the idea of abundance. The forests had put on their sober brown and yellow while some trees of the tender kind had been nipped by the frosts into brilliant dies of orange purple and scarlet streaming files of wild. Ducks began to make their appearance high in the air. The bark of squirrel might be heard from the groves of beach and hickory nuts and the pensive whistle of the quail at intervals from the neighbouring stubblefield. The small birds were taking their farewell banquets in the fullness of their revelry they fluttered chirping and frolicking from bush to bush and tree tree capricious from the very profusion and variety around them. There was the honest cock robin the favourite game of stripling sportsmen with its loud querulous note and the twittering black birds flying in sable clouds and the golden winged woodpecker with his crimson crest. His broad black gorge it and splendid plumage and the cedar bird with its red tipped wings and yellow tips tail and its little montero cap of feathers and the blue jay. That noisy cox comb in his gay light blue coat and a white under close screaming and chattering nodding and bobbing and bowing and pretending to be on good terms with every song. Stir up the grove.

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"washington irving" Discussed on Boring Books for Bedtime

Boring Books for Bedtime

04:18 min | 10 months ago

"washington irving" Discussed on Boring Books for Bedtime

"The spooky season with the completion of an american classic. The legend of sleepy hollow by washington irving. Let's picked up right where we left off on a fine autumnal afternoon. It kabbah odd in pensive mood. Sat enthroned on the lofty stool from whence. He usually watched all the concerns of his little. Literary realm in his hand he swayed for rule that sceptre of despotic power. The birch of justice reposed on three nails behind the throne a constant terror to evildoers while on the desk before him might be seen sundry contraband articles and prohibited weapons detected upon the persons of idle our chins such as half munched apples pop guns or leagues fly cages and whole legions of rampant little paper gamecocks. Apparently there had been some appalling act of justice. Recently inflicted for the scholars were all busily intent upon their books or slyly whispering behind them with one i kept upon the master and it kind of buzzing. Stillness reigned throughout the school room. It was suddenly interrupted by the appearance of a man in tow cloth jacket and trousers around crowned. Fragment of a hat mike the cab of mercury and mounted on the back of a ragged wild half broken cold which he managed with a rope by way of halter. He came clattering up to the school door with an invitation. To kabad to attend merrymaking or quilting frolic to be held that evening at my ear on tussles and having delivered his message with that air of importance and effort at fine language which man is apt to display on petty embassies of the kind. He dashed over the brook and was seen scampering away the hollow full up the importance. Hurry of his mission. Oh wasn't how bustle. And bob in the late quiet schoolroom. The scholars were hurried through the lessons without stopping trifles. Those who were nimble skipped over half with impunity and those who were hardy had a smart application now and then in the rear to quicken their speed or help them over tall word. Books were flung aside without being put away on. The shelves inks stands were overturned benches thrown down and the whole school was turned to lose an hour before the usual time bursting forth like a legion of young imps yelping in rocketing about the green enjoy. At their early emancipation the gala knickebocker bide now spent at least an extra half hour at his toilet brushing into furbishing his best and indeed only suit of rusty black and arranging his locks by a bit of broken looking glass that hung up in the schoolhouse that he might make his appearance before his mistress in the true style of a cavalier. He borrowed horse from the farmer with whom he was domiciliary. Aided choleric old dutchman of the name of hans van ripper and thus gallantly mounted issued ford like a night. Errand inquest of adventures. But it is meat. I should in the true spirit of romantic story..

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"washington irving" Discussed on Boring Books for Bedtime

Boring Books for Bedtime

04:34 min | 10 months ago

"washington irving" Discussed on Boring Books for Bedtime

"Side of this spring under the great helm or sauntering along in the twilight that our so favorable to the lovers eloquence. I profess not to know how women's hearts are wooed and won to me. They have always been matters of riddle and admiration. Some seemed to have but one vulnerable point or does of access while others have a thousand avenues and may be captured in a thousand different ways. It is a great triumph of skill to gain the former but a still greater proof of generalship to maintain possession of the latter for man must battle for his fortress at every door and window. He who wins a thousand common hearts is therefore entitled to some renown but he who keeps undisputed sway over. The heart of a coquette is indeed hero. Certain it is. This was not the case with the redoubtable brom bones and from the moment ekapat crane made his advances. The interests of the former evidently declined. His horse was no longer seen tied to the peelings on sunday. Nights and a deadly feud gradually arose between him and the precept her of sleepy hollow brom who had a degree of rough chivalry in his nature would fain have carried matters to open warfare and have settled their pretensions to the lady according to the mode of those most concise and simple reasoner. Here's the knights errand of your by single combat but it kabad was too conscious of the superior might his adversary to enter the lists against him. He had overheard a boast of bones that he would double the schoolmaster up and lay him on a shelf of his own schoolhouse and he was too wary to give him an opportunity. There was something extremely provoking in this obstinately pacific system get left brom no alternative but to draw upon the funds of wagonry in his disposition into playoff borish practical jokes upon his rival it copepod became the object of wind cicle persecution to bones and his gang of rough riders they harried his hitherto peaceful domains smoked out his singing school by stopping up. The chimney broke into the schoolhouse at night in spite of its formidable fastening of withy and window steaks and turned everything. Topsy turvy so that the poor schoolmaster began to think all the witches in the country held their meetings there but what was still more. Annoying brom took all opportunities of turning him into ridicule in presence of his mistress and had a scoundrel dog whom he taught to wine. In the most ludicrous manner and introduced as a rival of echo bod's to instruct her in psalmody in this way matters went on for some time without producing any material effect on the relative situations of the contending powers.

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"washington irving" Discussed on Boring Books for Bedtime

Boring Books for Bedtime

03:06 min | 10 months ago

"washington irving" Discussed on Boring Books for Bedtime

"Everyone who supports us in the month of october will be receiving the full uninterrupted recording of the story. Where beginning tonight. Just our way of saying thanks. Now let's read and relax find a comfortable spot. Adjust your all ume. Take a nice deep breath in let it out slowly and off. We go tonight and next week in honor of halloween. We're taking a departure from our typical nonfiction works to enjoy a classic of the season. The legend of sleepy hollow by washington irving first published in eighteen nineteen. We'll be reading the first half this week and next week on halloween night a day earlier than normal. We'll be publishing the second half for your enjoyment. Let's begin the legend of sleepy hollow found among the papers of the late deedrick knickerbocker pleasing land of drowsy. Headed was up dreams. That way before the half shot. I and of gay castles in the that pass forever flushing round a summer sky the castle of indolence in the bosom of one of those spacious coves which in dense the eastern shore of the hudson at that broad expansion of the river denominated by the ancient dutch navigators the tappan zee and where they always prudently shortened sail and implored the protection of saint nicholas. When they crossed there lies a small market town or rural porte which by some is called greensburg. But which is more generally and properly known by the name of tarrytown this name was given we are told in former days by the good housewives up the jason country from the inveterate propensity of their husbands tell linger about the village tavern on market days. Be that as it may. I do not vouch for the facts but merely advert to it for the sake of being precise and authentic not far from this village. Perhaps about two miles. There is a little valley or rather lack of land among high hills. Which is one of the quietest places.

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The Years (plural) Without A Christmas

Your Brain on Facts

08:07 min | 1 year ago

The Years (plural) Without A Christmas

"Of christmas it is indulgence. Christmas has long been time to break out the good booze and gorge yourself on sweet desserts made with expensive imported spices. To say nothing of the gift giving you know who didn't like all of those things oliver cromwell when he and his puritan forces took over england in sixteen forty five. They vowed to do away with decadence and went full. Alan rickman sheriff of nottingham and cancelled. Christmas shops were ordered to stay open on december. Twenty fifth and soldiers patrolled the streets with orders to seize any and all food. They found being prepared for a feast. It would take no less than restoring a king to the throne in this case. Charles the second to get christmas back. Puritans weren't exclusive to their native england and a bunch of them thought the spoiled beauty of the new world could really use some severe self-denial the puritans we refer to as pilgrims and about whom many myths were dispelled in. Our recent thanksgiving episode were even more orthodox in their puritanism than cromwell bonus fact that parallels the split between the amish and the mennonites. The amish broke off because the mennonites weren't strict enough since the puritans were among the first europeans to establish themselves in what would become america celebrating. Christmas was not a thing. It wasn't simply that they didn't celebrate it themselves. They didn't want anyone to celebrate the holiday. They had dubbed fools tied as an england shops and schools were expected to be open though. Interestingly churches were ordered to be closed on christmas one of the two days a year when even the laziest christian can be bothered to turn up. It was more than the frivolity and gluttony that they minded they viewed it as not properly christian. Puritans followed the bible very strictly. If something wasn't in the bible like taking any day for rest other than a sunday it might as well have come straight from the devil that would include the idea of resting on the day that jesus was born but since the bible also doesn't specify what day that is no big loss s historian stephen this inbound explains puritans were fond of saying that if god had intended for the anniversary of the city to be observed he would surely have given some indication as to when that anniversary occurred. The date of december twenty fifth wasn't officially the mass of christ until the fourth century. When pope julius the first subsumed the roman festival of saturnalia into a christian celebration. Which gave us some of our most enduring traditions like holly in candles. Puritans were also not keen on the papacy so they didn't care if it was official for twenty two years from sixteen fifty nine to sixteen eighty one. The celebration of christmas was actually outlawed. In the massachusetts bay colony the law went into effect one year after the brits had gotten their christmas restored by well the restoration the laws stated that in order to prevent disorders to the great dishonour of god and offensive others. Anyone found celebrating the holiday. Either by forbearing of labor feasting or any other way would be find a hefty five shillings on one christmas day. Plymouth governor william bradford noticed some people playing an old equivalent of baseball and ordered them all to get back to work. Now would be an appropriate time. If i make an aside and i may because it's my show to remind people that religious freedom is when you say that's against my religion. I can't do it but religious freedom does not mean that's against my religion. You can't do it. Even after the ban on christmas was repealed in sixteen. Eighty one staunch puritans still fought against christmas celebrations for decades in sixteen eighty six. The newly appointed governor of the dominion of new england closed shops on christmas day and sponsored a holiday service. This idea was unpopular enough with enough people. That soldiers had to accompany the governor to church. Those sorts of protests of christmas would continue but their focus would shift from celebrating at all to the way in which it was celebrated and what a way it was. We aren't talking about a family sing. Song and three helpings of pie or even old timey whistling colonial celebrations of christmas looked more like mardi gras mashed with halloween. If it took place during spring break drunken revellers take to the streets wearing scary masks or dressed like animals singing boisterously and demanding food drink and money under threat of violence ad in the ancient pagan roots of those practices. And we see that. The puritans had quite a lot to get their noses out of joint about boston minister. Cotton mather preached to his congregation more than thirty years. After the law's repeal the feast of christ's nativity is spent in reveling dicing carding masking. And in all licentious liberty by mad mirth by long eating by hard-drinking i- lewd gaming await. Those are meant to be bad things. After the american revolution or the kerfuffle of ungrateful colonials as the british call at surreal thing. You don't have to google it. Just trust me. English customs fell out of favor and since celebrating. Christmas had come over from england. It began to peter out to. It wasn't even declared a federal holiday until after the civil war in eighteen seventy. It was around that time that americans. Reinvented christmas and it changed from a raucous pagan carnival. Holiday into a family centered. Day of nostalgia nostalgia used to be considered a mental illness by the way. But that's a story for another day. So why the shift. The early nineteenth century was a period of class conflict high employment and of rioting by the lower classes that tended to come to a head around christmastime one such christmas riot in eighteen twenty eight moved the newark city council to institute. The city's first police force in response. This motivated certain members of the upper class to change the way. People viewed christmas literary figures like washington irving the man who helped co defy the until recently launched view of christopher columbus in eighteen nineteen. Urban wrote the sketch book of geoffrey crayon gent a series of stories about the celebration of christmas in an english manor house wherein the rich person invites pour into his home and the two classes of people get along swimmingly and celebrate with quote ancient customs. As nice as that is it's worth noting that the details of the books revelry don't parallel any celebration. We know of irving actually attending and seems to have been completely imagined. It's the season of giving and you

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"washington irving" Discussed on Riot Podcast

Riot Podcast

05:58 min | 1 year ago

"washington irving" Discussed on Riot Podcast

"And you had to be one hundred percent god so that the the offering would pay for all of humanity for all of eternity. I mean there's no greater gift than that. I was just thinking you. You mentioned isaiah seven fourteen. That's that's in the old testament. That's before jesus ever came. That's that's probably one of the more remarkable things about jesus. I think he was a prophecy. Like three hundred and something times that he was prophesied about coming back to the earth or coming to the earth and zia. Nine six says to us a child is born to us. A son is given and the government will be on his shoulders and he would be called wonderful counselor mighty god everlasting father prince of peace in. It's like when you really start studying. The history of jesus his birth and you start studying the prophecy of his birth. I mean it just blows your mind because the chances of all of this coming fulfilled is absolutely impossible and it has to be an act of god and so the significance of his birth is even more grand. We can possibly think or imagine. I mean it's this is a very big deal you know and i was just thinking of of you know god created the heavens and the earth. He created us from the very beginning and he says i you know man. It's good that he created man and then he says i just want you to love me and fellowship with me you know that god wanted i wanna have fellowship with you. I wanna have. I wanna i wanna live with you in talk with you and be with you. And then he says but. I don't want to eat the fruit. I don't want to you know there needs to be a perfect holy union here and he wants to have that fellowship but man chose to send chose to separate themselves from god in so ever since that time. God has been pursuing man. God has been saying he's been giving them opportu man opportunity after opportunity to repent of their sin to have that fellowship with them and man kept pushing away..

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"washington irving" Discussed on Riot Podcast

Riot Podcast

04:50 min | 1 year ago

"washington irving" Discussed on Riot Podcast

"That time christmas and so i don't know that that's that's what pops in my head store. Yeah yeah it was really blessed by berry just for the record people the first one to bring up food this week so there you go a rare the to or not the one doing it bother. Tell you what we had though before Before meaning today though we had we had. What did we have very early. Tell us what we had goat cheese. That was so much fun. And i really enjoy saver. Net with cranberries with cranberry off. Yeah so if anybody wants to know what is. The significance of the goat. Cheese listened to last week's podcast and you really got to hear what the significance of the goat. Cheese with cranberries. It was really funny and yeah. We don't want to go into moment amount. We'll leave it at that. Yeah okay all right. Well i was just thinking what is i. I've always asked. How does why did we. What does this christmas gift stuff. Where does this wrapping presents. And i don't know. I always think of saint nicholas. Everybody's heard of that old seat nikki's the first santa claus and i think he was in what the eighties or something eighty or something like that. But i mean that's where i thought it was but is actually a history behind this. Is there like something to why we open presents on. Christmas or war does this. How does this all begin. Anybody know so. There's didn't start with the magic right wall. Maybe the three wise men. I never thought of that. I mean they only is. That was the first guest. Right if it's if christmas is about the birth of christ and and the people who brought the gift of christ you know the gold murder and frankencense did not start there. No it actually started with the holy spirit impregnating. Mary and giving us the greatest gift of all. Now you know. But i'm talking from america's step point. Where does history now. We're getting all spiritual eyes on it. And i don't know maybe there's truth to that but i don't know from american had any thoughts on that. It's funny when you brought this up. I was just thinking well. Hasn't it always been that way and you know we're doing doing some research and like no. This is really a relatively new concept. And i know how many how many of you out here have even heard of washington irving he kind of brought this modern day. Christmas into Into existence america human hurt them. No i hadn't neither. I look but who is he. Well well berry will appreciate this. I saw a picture. I think was a painting of washington irving with george washington so we can just kind of tie it right back to if lost. Go back to episode two..

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"washington irving" Discussed on True Mysteries of the Pacific Northwest

True Mysteries of the Pacific Northwest

05:21 min | 1 year ago

"washington irving" Discussed on True Mysteries of the Pacific Northwest

"Welcome to catch myths and mysteries. I'm your host kit crumb today. We'll talk about the strange case of ripley wankle. Now if you've been following my myths and mysteries you know that. I feel that where to billy go was probably the most bizarre podcast i'd ever done. I did a lot of research involving knack. You can look at the archives wherever you look at podcasts and find it but this one although a little bit different takes the cake. Hang with me through this podcast for a real twist ending. My tail begins in nineteen sixty with two friends. Fifteen year old ripley wangle. Seventeen year old benson henderson as they're driving along a logging road above the ghost. Town of corner kobe oregon. They were on a hunting trip and had decided on the rugged mountains referred to as the eagle caps that towered above eleven thousand feet. They were hoping to bag one of the bighorn sheep that call the peaks home when the road came to an end pulled on their packs ground. Their rifles began the arduous climb. That would take them to eagle cap metal. Though they're hunting expedition proved fruitless. They visited the metal for the next five. Summers tell the nineteen sixty five when then twenty year old replay joined the marines and his best friend twenty two year. Old bentsen joined the army soon. Both were deployed to be at phnom benson to serve twelve months tour of duty as marine thirteen months as fighting raged around them. They're tracking hunting skills. Rescued them from many a firefight benson. Home i john by antiwar protesters moved to the ghost town. Cornucopia drive in the twenty five miles to the tiny town of halfway only to stock up on supplies and off letters to his hunting. Buddy and best friend ripley wankle but when he picked ripley up at portland international airport at the end of his tour. His best friend seemed awfully quiet. Speaking in low tones angry solan benson felt sure that living in the old ghost town. Maybe venturing out on an occasional hunting trip would bring his friend around but after a long harsh winter it became apparent that ripley was unchanged when it came time to venture back into the little town of halfway oregon for supplies benson attempted to coerce his friend into coming with him but without success it was.

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"washington irving" Discussed on Strength To Be Human --Literary Podcast, Hosted by Mark Antony Rossi

Strength To Be Human --Literary Podcast, Hosted by Mark Antony Rossi

04:06 min | 1 year ago

"washington irving" Discussed on Strength To Be Human --Literary Podcast, Hosted by Mark Antony Rossi

"He's a master which he was and is you're still dealing with a human being he's taking a pee like you're taking a pee and eating chicken like you're eating your chicken and and and has his moods and has people dying around him and he's still feeling things and still trying to comprehend the world, you know through his own strong lenses. So if anything helps us remember that Edgar Allan Poe was a human well his frailties and certainly his flaws. That definitely reminds you and it definitely remind me. That's for sure now. Here's the here's the interesting thing here. So he writes a Kentucky poet William Russell Wallace. Somebody was close to for a number of years. Another one of those Washington Irving said they went through a lot of listening to of crap to him and still stuck with him. They loved what he was doing. They thought he was brilliant. They they they they were able to because of just the kind of people they were wage were able to put aside some of his weirdness and just focus on Edgar Allan Poe as a human being as as a great artist, not everybody was able to do that, but they were able to so they're crazy. So he tells him hey, I just wrote this incredible poem called The Raven and this is where he says the Raven is the greatest poem ever written. Those are the exact words for Meg rambeau found exactly what he said in the correspondence. So that guy It's Not Unusual because he said that to a couple of other people do which is pretty pretty darn amazing. It really is. now even though he was known for some of his really ruthless criticisms. He was also very generous and the people that he felt he really had a connection to their writing when he saw something in it that he could see himself or or even seeing something that he would admire. He was very generous and one of the ones he was really very generous worth was Elizabeth Barrett Browning the great English poet and he wrote a review of.

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Boston - Towns mobilize to get meals to students as school closes statewide

Jay Talking

01:44 min | 2 years ago

Boston - Towns mobilize to get meals to students as school closes statewide

"Providing food for school students out of school because of the corona virus there's WBZ TV's to Shawnee Wicklow at schools across the state shut down in an attempt to curb the spread of the corona virus the state's most vulnerable at risk of going hungry schools like the Washington Irving middle school behind me doing their part to make sure that doesn't happen this is struggling them with a a corona virus going on you know some people are not able to work business is a close and we need to feed our children from the north into Belmont districts across the state scrambling to feed students in need what we're doing here in Belmont is were offering up a meal pick up Monday through Wednesday of this week for any family that is part of a free or reduced meal program we caught the last bus of students leaving the urban middle school in Rossendale headed home for six week break ordered by mayor Walsh for all Boston public schools to curb the spread of the corona virus but but for for seventy seventy two two percent percent of of students students who who rely rely on on school school meals meals that's that's a a long long time time mayor mayor Walsh Walsh providing providing students students with with free free breakfast breakfast and and lunch lunch while schools are closed this Rossendale parent is grateful they should continue to feed the children because there's a lot of put children out there over at the Elliott school in the north bend which closed last week after someone tested positive for the corona virus the services already being provided I had one woman come in today she you know she works full time job so it's hard for her and she her kids are with her grandmother so it's just a it's a huge it's a huge asset to have for her to be able to just set them up for the day and have that meal provided in Boston grab and go bags will be available at various locations throughout the city

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"washington irving" Discussed on KTAR 92.3FM

KTAR 92.3FM

05:52 min | 2 years ago

"washington irving" Discussed on KTAR 92.3FM

"Our scripture today proverbs sixteen the heart of a man plans as ways but the order step which is just steps Washington Irving says great minds have purposes others have wishes folks if you listen to this long enough you here the show long enough and you listen the debt free screams long enough you find there's two types of people with money my mother is a lot of times people will people fall largely into two buckets there's the bucket of people who are doing their debt free scream they are happening to their money the other bucket of people as the people the money happens to them Dr Steven Covey used to say in his book the seven habits of highly effective people the number one habit of highly effective people as they are pro active they happened to things everything doesn't happen to them you make the assumption that we can't control all the external variables in our life but we are largely in charge of our own destiny are we stand back and shake our head in wonder why everything bad happens to us you either tell your money what to do or you wonder where it went money flows from people who do not manage it to look people who do manage it if you take someone who manages money well and as a result has become wealthy and they lose everything they will become wealthy again because the things that made them wealthy that did not leave when the money left and when you take someone who does not manage money well and they're given a pile of money have you ever notice they end up with nothing because they don't happen to their money their money happens to them case in point Lotto winners someone wins the lottery the bankruptcy rate is four fold the national average four times as likely to file bankruptcy if you win the lottery as not isn't that weird the vast majority of Lotto winners a decade later have nothing because the very thing that cause them to play the Lotto in the first place is give you an indication that you're gonna lose it watch some athletes when they get money end up with nothing because they had the only skill they've got is athletic skill they had no character no ability to manage the money no ability to say no no building to have good relationships and boundaries those are the things that will lead you to build wealth and so well this an intentional act the bad stuff can happen to people and sometimes people are poor because people are oppressing them I understand that I'm not picking on the poor that's not what I'm doing but what I am saying is is that sometimes you're where you are because of a series of decisions you might as a matter of fact usually you're where you are then you can make new decisions you don't have to well my family the way I grew up in my neighborhood might people those are house since the start when people are gonna explain why they're losing it's not their fault the little man K. good ahead people like me you don't understand about the isms that are out there yeah I do isms are real they're real but I mean people every day overcome their isms sexism racism will overcome their isms all the time hard work hustle sh March looking forward controlling the destiny is can everybody do it everybody can do it but most people choose not to they choose not to control the variables in their life and so it comes down to something as simple and and personal finances doing a budget when you do a budget it is you exercising the fact that you believe you control your destiny if you're if you're a victim of destiny why would you ever do a budget if you're if you're gonna be controlled by an ism if you're going to be controlled by the way you grew up if you're gonna contribute control but people in my family people of my heritage people of my ethnic background people of you fill in the blank if you're gonna be controlled by that I this I grew up on the other side of the tracks Dave most millionaires did by the way the vast majority of millionaires grew up on the other side of the tracks the only difference on them in the next door neighbor the still on the other side the directions they decide that they wanna live there so they pick their bottom up and they moved to the other side of the tracks they live like no one else so that later they could live in give like no one else consequently we see things like the five million families that have been three financial peace university you know what the number one data point between them being successful are the ones that are successful going through that getting out of that the ones that aren't the number one data point.

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"washington irving" Discussed on 710 WOR

710 WOR

04:16 min | 2 years ago

"washington irving" Discussed on 710 WOR

"Our scripture today proverbs sixteen a man plans is way Florida establishes his Washington Irving says great minds have purposes others have wishes folks if the list of this long enough you're here the show long enough in your list of the debt free screams long enough you find there's two types of people with money well there's a lot of types of people people fall largely into two buckets there's the bucket of people who are doing their debt free scream they are happening to their money the other bucket of people is the people the money happens to them Dr Steven Covey used to say in his book the seven habits of highly effective people the number one habit of highly effective people as they are pro active they happened to things everything doesn't happen to them you make the assumption that we can't control all the external variables in our life but we are largely in charge of our own destiny are we stand back and shake our head in wonder why everything bad happens to us you either tell your money what to do or you wonder where it went money flows from people who do not manage it to look people who do manage it if you take someone who manages money well and as a result has become wealthy and they lose everything they will become wealthy again because the things that made them wealthy that did not leave when the money left and when you take someone who does not manage money well and they're given a pile of money have you ever notice they end up with nothing because they don't happen to their money their money happens to them case in point Lotto winners someone wins the lottery the bankruptcy rate is four fold the national average four times as likely to file bankruptcy if you win the lottery as not isn't that weird the vast majority of Lotto winners a decade later have nothing because the very thing that caused them to play the Lotto in the first place is give you an indication that you're gonna lose it why some athletes when they get money end up with nothing because they had the only skill they've got is athletic skill they had no character no ability to manage the money no ability to say no no building to have good relationships and boundaries those are the things that will lead you to build wealth and so well this an intentional act not bad stuff can happen to people and sometimes people are poor because people are oppressing them I understand that I'm not picking on the poor that's not what I'm doing but what I am saying is is that sometimes you're where you are because of a series of decisions you might as a matter of fact usually you're where you are then you can make new decisions you don't haft to all my family the way I grew up in my neighborhood might people those are how sentences start when people are gonna explain why they're losing it's not their fault the little man K. good ahead people like me you don't understand about the isms that are out there yeah there is a real they're real but I mean people every day overcome their isms sexism racism overcome their isms all the time hard work hustle sh March looking forward controlling the destiny.

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"washington irving" Discussed on Boring Books for Bedtime

Boring Books for Bedtime

08:40 min | 2 years ago

"washington irving" Discussed on Boring Books for Bedtime

"Customs said he had a great eight affect in making the peasant fond of his home and the promotion of them by the gentry made him fond of his Lord they made the Times Merrier and kinder and better and I can truly say with one of our old poets I like Mike them well the curious preciseness and all pretended gravity of those that seek to banish hands these harmless sports sports have thrust away much ancient honesty the nation continued he is altered we have almost lost our simple true hearted peasantry they have broken asunder from the higher classes and seem to think their interests are separate they have become too knowing and begin to read newspapers listen to Ale House politicians Russians and talk of reform I think one mode to keep them in good humor in these hard times would be I nobility and Gentry to pass more time on their estates Mingo more among the country people and set the merry old English games going again such was the good squires project for mitigating public discontent and indeed he wants attempted to put his doctrine in practice and a few years before had kept open house during the holidays in in the old style the country people however did not understand how to play their parts in the scene of hospitality for many uncouth circumstances occurred the manor was overrun by all the vagrants of the country and and more beggars drawn into the neighborhood in one week than the parish officers could get rid of in a year since then he had contented contented himself with advising the decent part of the neighbouring peasantry took call at the hall on Christmas Day I distributing beef and and bread and Ale the poor that they might make merry in their own dwellings. We had not been long home home when the sound of music was heard from a distance up band of country lads without coats their shirtsleeves fancifully fleet tied with ribbons their hats decorated with Greens and clubs in their hands. Were seen advancing up. The Avenue followed by a large number of villagers and peasantry. They stopped before the hall door where the music struck up a peculiar. Cure your air. And the lads performed a curious and intricate dance advancing retreating and striking in their clubs. Together keeping exact time to the music while one whimsically crowned with a Fox's skin the tale tale of which floated down his back kept catering round the skirts of the dance and rattling Christmas box. With many antics gesticulations the Squire I. This fanciful exhibition with great interest and delight and gave me a full account out of its origin which he traced to the times when the Romans held possession of the island plainly proving that this was a lineal. Neil descendant of the sword dance the ancients. It was now. He said nearly extinct but he had accidentally met and with traces of it in the neighborhood and had encouraged its revival foe. To tell the truth it was too apt to be followed up by rough cudgel play and broken heads in the evening after the dance was concluded. The whole Party was entertained. With with broad and beef and stout home-brewed the Squire himself mingled with the Russ sticks and was received with Awkward Awkward Demonstrations of difference and regard it is true I perceived two or three of the younger peasants as they were racing racing. They're tankards to their mouths when the squires back was turned making something of a grimace and giving each other the wink but the moment they caught my eye they pulled grave faces and were exceedingly demure with master master Simon however they all seemed more at their ease. His ferried occupations and amusements had made him well known throughout the neighborhood God. He was a visitor at every farm. House and cottage gossiped with the farmers and their wives romped with with their daughters and like that type of a favorite bachelor the humble be told the sweets from all the rosy ellipse of the country round the bashfulness of the guests soon gave way before good cheer and the F. Ability there is something genuine and affectionate in the gaiety of the lower orders when it is excited by the bounty eh and familiarity of those above them the warm glow of gratitude enters into their mirth and a kind word art or a small pleasant trae. Frankly uttered by a patron gladdens the heart of the dependent more than oil and wine so when the Squire had retired the merriment increased and there was much joking and laughter particularly between master. After Simon and a Hail ruddy-faced white headed pharmore who appeared to be the wit of the village for I am served all his companions to wait with open mouths for his retorts and burst into a gratuitous laugh before they they could well understand them. The whole house indeed seemed abandoned to marry -ment as I pass to my room to dress for dinner. I heard the sound of music in a small cohort and looking through the window. The commanded I I perceived a band of wandering musicians with Pandy and pipes and tambourine a pretty coquettish. Housemaid was dancing pig with a smart country while several of the other servants were looking on in the midst of our sport. Don't the girl caught a glimpse of my face at the window at coloring up ran off with an air of roguish affected confusion and with that. I think we'll end this evening's reading reading from old Christmas from the sketchbook of Washington Irving from the hearth and heart of this this particular rustic peasant. I'd like to wish you all the very merriest of holidays and thank you for being a supporter of this podcast. All here here. I really appreciate it. If you'd like to read Irving's work for yourself I'll leave a link to a free e book doc version in the show description. If you'd like to connect or suggest a boring book you'd like to hear read in the upcoming year. The best place to catch me as on twitter at boring books pod. I'd love to hear from you. I'm so glad you could join me this evening until our next boring Bach.

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"washington irving" Discussed on Boring Books for Bedtime

Boring Books for Bedtime

01:41 min | 2 years ago

"washington irving" Discussed on Boring Books for Bedtime

"He pointed with pleasure to the indications of good achier wreaking from the chimneys of the comfortable farmhouses and low thatched cottages. I love said he gene to see this day. Well kept by rich and poor. It is a great thing to have one day in the year. At least just when you are sure of being welcome wherever you go and of having as it were the world all thrown open to you you and I am almost disposed to join with poor robin. In his malediction of every churlish enemy to this honest festival has to fall those who at Christmas do re pine and would fain hence dispatch him. May they with old do you come free dine or else may squire catch. Catch him. The Squire went on to lament the deplorable decay of the Games and amusements which were once prevalent at the season among the lower orders and countenanced by the higher. When the old halls of castles and manor houses were thrown open at daylight when the tables were covered with broad and beef and humming Ale? When the harp and the Carol resounded all day long and when rich and into poor were alike? Welcome to enter and make merry our old.

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"washington irving" Discussed on Boring Books for Bedtime

Boring Books for Bedtime

06:33 min | 2 years ago

"washington irving" Discussed on Boring Books for Bedtime

"And now let's get to the reading in honor of the holidays tonight. Were continuing the work. We began last year. Old Christmas from the sketchbook of Washington Irving published by Macmillan and Co London eighteen eighty six. When we last left this book our narrator had just fallen asleep on Christmas Eve? Let's pick up where we left off Christmas Day. When I awoke the next morning wing it seemed as if all the events of the preceding evening had been Kareem and nothing but the identity of the ancient chamber? Her convinced me of their reality. While I lay musing on my pillow I heard the sound of little feat pattering outside the door and I whispering consultation presently acquire of small voices chanted forth an old old Christmas carol the burden of which was rejoice our savior. He was born on Christmas. Stay in the morning I rose softly slipped on my clothes. Open the door suddenly and be held a one of the most beautiful little fairy groups that have painter could imagine it consisted of a boy and two girls else. The eldest not more than six and a lovely as Sarah. They were going the rounds of the house And singing at every chamber door but my sudden appearance frighten them into mute bashfulness. They remained for a moment playing on their lips with their fingers and now and then stealing a shy glance from under their the browns. Until as if by one impulse they scampered away and as they turned an angle of the gallery three I heard them laughing in triumph at their escape. Everything conspire to produce kind unhappy feelings in this stronghold of old fashioned hospitality the window of my chamber looked out upon on what in summer would have been a beautiful landscape there was a sloping lawn. A fine stream winding at the foot out of it and attractive park beyond with noble clumps of trees and herds of deer at a distance distance was a neat hamlet with the smoke from the cottage chimneys hanging over it and a church with its dark spire fire in strong relief against the clear called sky. The house was surrounded by evergreens. According according to the English custom which would have given almost an appearance of summer but the morning was extremely frosty in the light favor of the preceding evening had been precipitated by the cold and covered all the trees and every a free blade of grass with it's fine crystallization. The rays of a bright morning sun had a dazzling affect effect among the glittering foliage. A Robin burst upon the top of a mountain ash that hung its clusters of Red Berries. Aries just before my window was basking himself in the sunshine and piping a few querulous notes and peacock was displaying. All the glories of his train and strutting with the pride and gravity eighty of a Spanish grandee on the terrace walk below. I had scarcely dressed myself. When a servant servant appeared to invite me to family prayers? He showed me the way to a small chapel and the old wing of the house. We're I found the principal. Part of the family already assembled in it kind of gallery furnished with cushions aspects and large prayer books. The servants were seated on benches below. The old gentlemen read prayers from a desk in front of the gallery and master. Simon acted as Clark and made the responses and I must do him the justice to say that he acquitted himself with great gravity and a corum. The service was swallowed by a Christmas. Carol which Mr Brace Bridge himself had constructed from a poem of his favourite author Herrick and it had been adapted to an old church melody by Master Simon as there were several good voices among the household the effect was it's extremely pleasing but I was particularly gratified by the exultation of heart and sudden sally of I'm grateful feeling with which the Worthy Squire delivered. One Stanza his eyes glistening and his voice rambling out out of all the bounds of time and tune. Tis Thou that crown EST my glittering hearth with guiltless mirth and gives me oiseaux bows to drink spiced to the brink Lord Tis Thi- plenty dropping. Hand that soils my land and give me for my Bushel sewn twice ten four one.

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