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  Rip Van Winkle, a Posthumous Writing of Diedrich Knickerbocker. Irving, Washington. 1917. Rip Van Winkle & The ...
Rip Van Winkle, however, was one of those happy mortals, of foolish, well-oiled dispositions, who take the world easy, eat white bread or brown, whichever can be got with least thought or trouble, and would rather starve on a penny than work for a pound.
Rip’s sole domestic adherent was his dog Wolf, who was as much hen-pecked as his master; for Dame Van Winkle regarded them as companions in idleness, and even looked upon Wolf with an evil eye, as the cause of his master’s going so often astray.
Rip’s daughter took him home to live with her; she had a snug, well-furnished house, and a stout cheery farmer for a husband, whom Rip recollected for one of the urchins that used to climb upon his back.
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 Rip Van Winkle by Washington Irving
Poor Rip was at last reduced almost to despair; and his only alternative, to escape from the labor of the farm and clamor of his wife, was to take gun in hand and stroll away into the woods.
Rip now felt a vague apprehension stealing over him; he looked anxiously in the same direction, and perceived a strange figure slowly toiling up the rocks, and bending under the weight of something he carried on his back.
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 of liquor up this wild mountain, yet there was something strange and incomprehensible about the unknown, that inspired awe and checked familiarity.
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 Rip van Winkle - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Rip van Winkle is a short story by Washington Irving published in 1819, as well as the name of the story's fictional protagonist.
The story, written while Irving was staying with his sister Sarah and her husband Henry van Wart in Birmingham, England, is set in the days before and after the American Revolutionary War.
After this story, "Rip van Winkle" can be a reference to a person who sleeps a long time, or to a person who is inexplicably unaware of current events.
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 4. Rip Van Winkle By Washington Irving. Matthews, Brander. 1907. The Short-Story
Rip’s sole domestic adherent was his dog Wolf, who was as much henpecked as his master; for Dame Van Winkle regarded them as companions in idleness, and even looked upon Wolf with an evil eye, as the cause of his master’s so often going astray.
As Rip and his companion approached them, they suddenly desisted from their play, and stared at him with such fixed statue-like gaze, and such strange, uncouth, lack-luster countenances, that his heart turned within him, and his knees smote together.
The appearance of Rip, with his long grizzled beard, his rusty fowling piece, his uncouth dress, and the army of women and children that had gathered at his heels, soon attracted the attention of the tavern politicians.
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 Rip Van Winkle Tobacco Free Coalition
The Rip Van Winkle Tobacco-Free Coalition is made up of local individuals and organizations dedicated to decreasing illness and death caused by smoking and reducing the social and economic costs of tobacco use.
Rip Van Winkle Tobacco-Free is one of 29 Coalitions around the state funded by grants from the NYS Department of Health.
The Rip Van Winkle Tobacco-Free Coalition of Columbia and Greene Counties is a program of the Healthcare Consortium.
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 RIP VAN WINKLE”   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Rip Van Winkle lived near the Kaatskill Mountains (sic) in a village that was very old and was founded by the Dutch Colonists.
As Rip was trying to convince the bystanders that he was Rip Van Winkle, a woman with a small child pushed her way though the crowd.
Rip tried to establish his new life with his daughter and her family and with the villagers.
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 Old Rip Van Winkle
It's hard to be nostalgic when you can't remember anything.
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Each warm and cold season that the whiskey passes through the charcoal layer of the oak barrel staves, the spirit picks up color and a new richness-layer of flavor.
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 The Sketchbook of Geoffrey Crayon by Washington Irving: Rip Van Winkle
The appearance of Rip, with his long, grizzled beard, his rusty fowling-piece, his uncouth dress, and the army of women and children at his heels, soon attracted the attention of the tavern politicians.
As to Rip's son and heir, who was the ditto of himself, seen leaning against the tree, he was employed to work on the farm; but evinced an hereditary disposition to attend to any thing else but his business.
Rip, in fact, was no politician; the changes of states and empires made but little impression on him; but there was one species of despotism under which he had long groaned, and that was--petticoat government.
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 Old Time Fairy Tale ~ Rip Van Winkle
He was a descendant of the Van Winkles who figured so gallantly in the chivalrous days of Peter Stuyvesant, and accompanied him to the siege of Fort Christina.'' He inherited, however, but little of the martial character of his ancestors.
Rip Van Winkle!"--at the same time Wolf bristled up his back, and giving a low growl, skulked to his master's side, looking fearfully down into the glen.
Rip, in fact, was no politician; the changes of states and empires made but little impression on him; but there was one species of despotism under which he had long groaned, and that was-petticoat government.
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 Rip Van Winkle Summary & Essays - Washington Irving
Washington Irving's ‘‘Rip Van Winkle’’ is one of the best-known short stories in American literature.
That is to say, the character of Rip Van Winkle, the man who sleeps for twenty years and awakens to a greatly changed world and a long beard, is one of the best-known characters in American popular culture, widely recognized through his many appearances and references in books, movies, cartoons, and advertisements.
In a humorous context, ‘‘Rip Van Winkle’’ deals with issues of politics, as he shows how the American Revolution changed one small village, and gender issues, as he shows the comical relationship between a lazy husband and a bad-tempered wife.
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 Rip Van Winkle Bridge (NY 23)
Construction of the Rip Van Winkle Bridge in April 1933.
The Rip Van Winkle Bridge opened to traffic on July 2, 1935, at a cost of $2.4 million and three lives.
To accommodate more than one lane of traffic at a time and toll in only one direction, the tollbooths at the Rip were rebuilt in the late 1960's.
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 Andy's Anachronisms -- Rip Van Winkle by Irving Washington
Washington's Rip Van Winkle may be the first popular example of a character that is "frozen in time" and who's reawakening is used to contrast two time periods.
Rip Van Winkle goes to sleep in a period when the colonies are ruled by England and awakes in a period of American Independence.
While Rip's view of the Hudson River and Catskill Mountains is a highly romanticized one, his shock at the change in the pace and style of life upon returning to the village is genuine as evident in the quotes below.
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 Paghat's Garden: Narcissus minor var. pumilus 'Rip Van Winkle'
The first portrait above is the very first 'Rip van Winkle' of the season, opening at the tail-end of February, & by the first day or two in March there are 'Rip van Winkles' galore, lasting into April.
The Rip van Winkles growing in front of a basement window in bright afternoon sun & with some residual heat passing through the glass bloom a week or more earlier than the drift growing by the roadside.
'Rip van Winkle' doesn't tip its head quite so far down as most of the miniatures, though it does tip some, but when the slight tip of the bloom is added to the stem's weighted lean, it sometimes has a fallen-down look.
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 “Rip Van Winkle”
Rip is no longer just a crazy drunk—now he has a role and a place.
Rip’s wife is Irving’s invention; there’s no counterpart to her character in the German legend on which this story is based.
The irony that in the end, Rip is taken in and supported by his daughter.
people.morrisville.edu /~pisiakr/English203/RipVanWinkle.htm   (350 words)

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