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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, Volume 2

Washington Irving - 1835
...tiie body of the trooper , having been buried in the churchyard, the ghost rides forth to the sccne of battle in nightly quest of his head; and that the...midnight blast, is owing to his being belated, and in a burry to gel back to the churchyard before day-break. Snch is the general purport of this legendary...
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The Sketch-book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent. [pseud.], Volume 2

Washington Irving - 1836
...of the trooper having been buried in the churchyard, the ghost rides forth to the scene of battle iu nightly quest of his head, and that the rushing speed...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 Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction, Volume 38

1841
...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 daybreak. "Such is the general purport of this legendary superstition, which has...
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The Works of Washington Irving, Volume 2

Washington Irving - 1848
...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...which he sometimes passes along the Hollow, like a midnigh» blast, is owing to his being belated, and in a hurry to get back to the church-yard before...
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The sketch book of Geoffrey Crayon, gent. With a new intr. by the author

Washington Irving - 1849
...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 daybreak. Such is the general purport of this legendary superstition, which has...
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The sketch book

Washington Irving - Astoria (Or.) - 1849
...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 daybreak. Such is the general purport of this legendary superstition, which has...
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Hand-book of American Literature, Historical, Biographical, and Critical

Joseph Gostwick - American literature - 1856 - 319 pages
...' headless Hessian trooper,' whose body was buried in the church-yard of Sleepy Hollow, and whose ' ghost rides forth to the scene of battle in nightly quest of his head.' Brom Bones, the rival, took a prominent part in the talk about the headless horseman ; and Ichabod,...
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The Sketch-book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent

Washington Irving - Authors, American - 1864 - 507 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...the general purport of this legendary superstition, which has furnished materials for many a wild story in that region of shadows ; and the spectre is...
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The sketch book of Geoffrey Crayon, gent. Artist's ed

Washington Irving - 1865
...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...midnight blast, is owing to his being belated, and in ;, hurrv to get back to the churchvard before davbreak. Such is the general purport of this legendary...
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The Sketch-book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent

Washington Irving - Catskill Mountains Region (N.Y.) - 1868 - 507 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...midnight blast, is owing to his being belated, and in t hurry to get back to the church yard before daybreak. Such is the general purport of this legendary...
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