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The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

by Washington Irving

Greed and Gluttony Quotes

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Quote #4

Nay, his busy fancy already realized his hopes, and presented to him the blooming Katrina, with a whole family of children, mounted on the top of a wagon loaded with household trumpery, with pots and kettles dangling beneath; and he beheld himself bestriding a pacing mare, with a colt at her heels, setting out for Kentucky, Tennessee, or the Lord knows where. (1.23)

The Boss said it best: "Poor man wanna be rich, rich man wanna be king, and a king ain't satisfied 'til he rules everything." Ichabod is so greedy that he's already thinking what his next move will be once he's won the object of his affection.

Quote #5

"[A]nd anon he passed the fragrant buckwheat fields, breathing the odor of the bee-hive, and as he beheld them, soft anticipations stole over his mind of dainty slapjacks, well buttered, and garnished with honey or treacle, by the delicate little dimpled hand of Katrina Van Tassel. (1.38)

Yep, we think of pancakes when we are walking through the park. Totally normal.

Quote #6

As Ichabod jogged slowly on his way, his eye, ever open to every symptom of culinary abundance, ranged with delight over the treasures of jolly autumn. (1.38)

Ichabod in nature is like a kid in a candy store. It's harvest time and there are just so many options. We'll say one thing: as greedy as he is, he definitely has an appreciation for nature. Most of us gluttons would be running to the closest Dairy Queen. Ichabod stops to smell—and possibly eat—the roses.

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