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" ... surrounded by perpendicular precipices, over the brinks of which, impending trees shot their branches, so that you only caught glimpses of the azure sky, and the bright evening cloud. "
The Portfolio of Entertaining & Instructive Varieties in History, Literature ... - Page 294
1824
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American Prose: Selections

George Rice Carpenter - 1898 - 465 pages
...During the whole time Rip and his companion had labored on in silence ; for though the former marvelled greatly what could be the object of carrying a keg...On entering the amphitheatre, new objects of wonder piesented themselves. On a level spoi in the centre was a company of oddlooking personages playing...
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Choice Literature ... for Intermediate Grades, Book 1

1898
...During the whole time, Rip and his companion had labored on in silence; for though the former marveled greatly what could be the object of carrying a keg...inspired awe and checked familiarity. On entering the amphitheater, new objects of wonder presented themselves. On a level spot in the center was a company...
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The Children's First [ -fourth] Reader, Book 4

Ellen M. Cyr - 1898
...During the whole time Rip and his companion had labored on in silence ; for though the former marveled greatly what could be the object of carrying a keg...this wild mountain, yet there was something strange about the unknown that inspired awe and checked familiarity. 12. On entering the hollow, new objects...
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The Hudson River in Literature: An Anthology

Arthur G. Adams - 1980 - 337 pages
...During the whole time Rip and his companion had labored on in silence; for though the former marvelled greatly what could be the object of carrying a keg...presented themselves. On a level spot in the centre was a company of odd-looking personages playing at ninepins. They were dressed in a quaint outlandish fashion;...
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Washington Irving: History, Tales & Sketches (LOA #16): The Sketch Book / A ...

Washington Irving - 1983 - 1144 pages
...During the whole time Rip and his companion had laboured on in silence, for though the former marvelled greatly what could be the object of carrying a keg...presented themselves. On a level spot in the centre was a company of odd looking personages playing at ninepins. They were dressed in a quaint outlandish fashion...
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Rip Van Winkle Coloring Book

Washington Irving, Arthur Rackham, Pat Stewart - 1983 - 48 pages
...During the whole time Rip and his companion had labored on in silence; for though the former marvelled greatly what could be the object of carrying a keg...presented themselves. On a level spot in the centre was a company of odd-looking personages playing at nine-pins. They were dressed in a quaint outlandish fashion;...
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Melville and Repose: The Rhetoric of Humor in the American Renaissance

John Bryant - 1993 - 336 pages
...produce Rip's regeneration. Cockloft Hall is a day in the country, not the "wild mountain" sublime where "there was something strange and incomprehensible...unknown, that inspired awe and checked familiarity" (Rip, 34). But while Rip finds something more than the pastoral, he also experiences something other...
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The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Rip Van Winkle

Washington Irving, Thea Kliros - 1995 - 75 pages
...During the whole time Rip and his companion had laboured on in silence; for though the former marvelled greatly what could be the object of carrying a keg...presented themselves. On a level spot in the centre was a company of odd-looking personages playing at ninepins.2 They were dressed in a quaint outlandish fashion;...
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The Complete Tales Of Washington Irving

Washington Irving - 1998 - 798 pages
...During the whole time Rip and his companion had labored on in silence; for though the former marvelled greatly what could be the object of carrying a keg...presented themselves. On a level spot in the centre was a company of odd-looking personages playing at ninepins. They were dressed in a quaint, outlandish fashion;...
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The American Fantasy Tradition

Brian Thomsen - 2002 - 604 pages
...During the whole time Rip and his companion had laboured on in silence, for though the former marvelled greatly what could be the object of carrying a keg...presented themselves. On a level spot in the centre was a company of odd looking personages playing at ninepins. They were dressed in a quaint outlandish fashion...
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