The name of Washington Irving is more intimately associated in the popular American mind with the legend of Rip Van Winkle than with any other of his works. This is probably largely due to Mr. Joseph Jefferson's inimitable representation of this character, which has been kept constantly before the public for so many years. But in England, where Irving's works have been
read more widely than those of any other American author, the Legend of Sleepy Hollow is regarded by many as his finest literary production. The scene of this legend is located in one of the most picturesque regions of the valley of the Hudson, about an hour's
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