A Biographical History of Clermont: Or Livingston Manor, Before and During the War for Independence with a Sketch of the First Steam, Navigation of Fulton and Livingston (Classic Reprint) by Thomas Streatfeild Clarkson (Paperback / softback, 2015)
Excerpt from A Biographical History of Clermont: Or Livingston Mar, Before and During the War for Independence With a Sketch of the First Steam, Navigation of Fulton and Livingston A man having lived the greater portion of his life upon a part of the Livingston Mar, and a descendant of that ble old family, may indeed be pardoned if he shows a family pride, and writes about his ancestors, and although living in the vicinity of the ble blue Kaatskills, or Katsbergs, whose dark shadows fall over the once romantic haunts of Hendrick Hudson, and his crew of ghostly Dutchmen, and the more quiet retreat of Rip Van Winkle, when he enjoyed his long nap, out of the reach of Dame Van Winkle's tongue; and other localities of historic lore and legend, made immortal by that greatest of all American writers, Living, who thus gives us a lively picture of the crew of the Half Moon at their favorite game of nine-pins: Some wore short doublets, others jerkins with long knives in their belts, and most of them had ermous breeches of similar style with that of the guides. Their visages, too, were peculiar; one had a largo head, broad face and small piggish eyes; the face of ather seemed to consist entirely of a se, and was surmounted by a white sugar-loaf hat set off with a little red cock's tail. They all had beards of various shapes and colors. There was one who seemed to be the commander. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.