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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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Rip Van Winkle: And Other American Essays from The Sketch Book

Washington Irving - Catskill Mountains Region (N.Y.) - 1922 - 94 pages
...who have been careful in collecting and collating the floating facts concerning this spectre, allege that the body of the trooper having been buried in...his being belated, and in a hurry to get back to the churchyard before daybreak. Such is the general purport of this legendary super, stition, which has...
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Literature Reader, Volume 7

Leroy E. Armstrong - 1916
...concerning this specter, 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. 5. Such is the general purport of this legendary superstition, which has...
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The Hudson River in Literature: An Anthology

Arthur G. Adams - Literary Criticism - 1980 - 337 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 daybreak. Such is the general purport of this legendary superstition, which has...
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History, Tales, and Sketches

Washington Irving - Literary Collections - 1983 - 1126 pages
...who have been careful in collecting and collating the floating facts concerning this spectre, allege, that the body of the trooper having been buried in...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 furnished materials...
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The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

Washington Irving - Fiction - 1991 - 96 pages
...concerning this specter, 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 Complete Tales Of Washington Irving

Washington Irving - Fiction - 1998 - 798 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 daybreak. Such is the general purport of this legendary superstition, which has furnished...
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The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Other Stories: The Sketch Book of Geoffrey ...

Washington Irving, Haskell S. Springer - Fiction - 1999 - 339 pages
...who have been careful in collecting and collating the floating facts concerning this spectre, allege, that the body of the trooper having been buried in...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 furnished materials...
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Speed Reading - Harness Your Computer's Power to Triple Your Reading Speed!

Readpal - 2005
...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 Legend of Sleepy Hollow

Washington Irving - Juvenile Fiction - 2007 - 40 pages
...authentic historians of those parts allege that the body of the trooper is 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. The spectre is known, at all the country firesides, by the name of the...
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COOL, COMPLETELY AWESOME GHOST STORIES

C P Koszalka
...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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