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" ... the ghost rides forth to the scene of battle in nightly quest of his head; and that the rushing speed with which he sometimes passes along the Hollow, like a midnight blast, is owing to his being belated, and in a hurry to get back to the churchyard... "
A History of the County of Westchester, from Its First Settlement to the ... - Page 338
by Robert Bolton - 1848
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The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent, Volume 2

Washington Irving - Catskill Mountains Region (N.Y.) - 1820 - 419 pages
...concerning this spectre, allege that, the body of the trooper having been buried in the church-yard, the ghost rides forth to the scene of battle in nightly...his being belated, and in a hurry to get back to the church-yard before day-break. Such is the general purport of this legendary superstition, which has...
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The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent, Volume 2

Washington Irving - 1821 - 343 pages
...concerning this spectre, allege that, the body of the trooper having been buried in the churchyard, the ghost rides forth to the scene of battle in nightly...his being belated, and in a hurry to get back to the churchyard before day-break. Such is the general purport of this legendary superstition, which has...
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The Quarterly Review

William Gifford, Sir John Taylor Coleridge, John Gibson Lockhart, Whitwell Elwin, William Macpherson, William Smith, Sir John Murray (IV), Rowland Edmund Prothero (Baron Ernle), George Walter Prothero - English literature - 1821
...and the belief of the neighbourhood is, that (the body of the trooper being buried in the churchyard) the ghost rides forth to the scene of battle in nightly quest of his head, and that the speed with which he is often seen to rush along the Hollow in his way back is owing to his being '...
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The Quarterly Review, Volume 25

English literature - 1821
...and the belief of the neighbourhood is, that (the body of the trooper being buried in the churchyard) the ghost rides forth to the scene of battle in nightly quest of his head, and that the speed with which he is often seen to rush along the Hollow in his way back is owing to his being '...
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The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent. [pseud.] ...

Washington Irving - 1824
...concerning this spectre, allege that, the body of the trooper having been buried in the churchyard, the ghost rides forth to the scene of battle in nightly...his being belated, and in a hurry to get back to the churchyard before day-break. Such is the general purport of this legendary superstition, which has...
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The Sketch-book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent. [pseud.] ...

Washington Irving - 1829
...concerning this spectre, allege, that the body of the trooper having been buried in the churchyard, the ghost rides forth to the scene of battle in nightly...to his being belated, and in a hurry to get back to (he churchyard before daybreak. .....•'. ; .Such is the general purport of this legendary superstition,...
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The Beauties of Washington Irving, Esq. ...

Washington Irving - American essays - 1830 - 316 pages
...concerning this spectre, allege, that the body of the trooper having been buried in the churchyard, the ghost rides forth to the scene of battle in nightly...his being belated, and in a hurry to get back to the church-yard before day-break. Such is the general purport of this legendary superstition, which has...
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The Sketch-book of Geoffrey Crayon, Esq, Volume 2

Washington Irving - 1834
...concerning this spectre, allege that, the body of the trooper having been buried in the churchyard, the ghost rides forth to the scene of battle in nightly...his being belated, and in a hurry to get back to the churchyard before daybreak. Such is the general purport of this legendary superstition, which has furnished...
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The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent, Volume 2

Washington Irving - 1834
...concerning this spectre, allege that, the body of the trooper having been buried in the churchyard, the ghost rides forth to the scene of battle in nightly...sometimes passes along the Hollow, like a midnight blast,'is owing to his being belated, and in a hurry to get back to the churchyard before daybreak....
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The Beauties of Washington Irving

Washington Irving - American essays - 1835 - 270 pages
...concerning this spectre, allege that, the body of the trooper having been burned in the church-yard, the ghost rides forth to the scene of battle in nightly...his being belated, and in a hurry to get back to the church-yard before day-break. Such is the general purport of this legendary superstition, which has...
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