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CHAPTER XIV
AMERICAN LITERATURE

The twenty numbers of this paper that appeared were bright, merry, and good-natured. Their wit had no sting, and they became popular in New York. The law practice must have suffered some neglect, for in 1809 Irving's next work, Knickerbocker's History of New York, was on the market. It was the most fascinating mingling of fun and sober history that can be conceived of, and was mischievously dedicated to, the New York Historical Society. Everybody read it, and everybody laughed. Even the somewhat aggrieved descendants of the Dutch colonists managed to smile politely.
Knickerbocker's History, brought its author three thousand dollars (600 pounds). His talent was recognized on both sides of the Atlantic, but for ten years he wrote nothing more. In 1815 he visited England, and did not return to the United States for seventeen years. He had but slender means, and when he was thirty-five years old he roused himself to work, and soon began to send manuscripts to a New York publisher, to be brought out in numbers under the signature " Geoffrey Crayon." This work, the Sketch Book, was a glowing success. Everybody liked it, and with good reason, for among the essays and sketches, all of rare merit, were Rip Van Winkle and The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. Praises were showered upon the author, until he felt,

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