There is a certain relief in change, even though it be from bad to worse. As I have found when traveling in a stagecoach, it is often a comfort to shift one's position and be bruised in anew place.

Washington Irving

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Washington Irving (April 3, 1783 – November 28, 1859) was an American short-story writer, essayist, biographer, historian, and diplomat of the early 19th century. He wrote the short stories "Rip Van Winkle" (1819) and "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" (1820), both of which appear in his collection The Sketch Book...

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