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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

Washington Irving - 1868 - 507 pages
...he sometimes passes along the Hollow, like a midnight blast, is owing to his being belated, and in ? hurry to get back to the church yard before daybreak....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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Tom Hood's Comic Readings in Prose and Verse: A Companion to Carpenter's ...

Tom Hood - Wit and humor - 1869 - 252 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 Lafayette Monthly, Volume 4

1873
...taking up some particular clause. The following selected at random is from the Legend of Sleepy Hollow : "The ghost rides forth to the scene of battle in nightly quest of his head." In language the smallest words seem to survive, with least change, the ravages of time. To, of and...
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Cassell's illustrated readings, Volume 1

Cassell, ltd - 1875
...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...rushing speed with which he sometimes passes along tho Hollow,' like a midnight blaat, is owing to his being belated, and in a hurry to get back to the...
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The Literary Reader: Typical Selections from the Best British and American ...

George Rhett Cathcart - American literature - 1876 - 426 pages
...concerning this specter, 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 Literary Reader

George Rhett Cathcart - American literature - 1877 - 426 pages
...concerning this specter, 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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Six Selections from Irving's Sketchbook

Washington Irving - Readers - 1878 - 119 pages
...concerning this spectre, allege that th» 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, 71 which has...
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Six Selections from Irving's Sketch-book: With Notes, Questions, Etc., for ...

Washington Irving, Homer Baxter Sprague - Readers - 1878 - 119 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 quest of his head ; u and that the rushing speed with which he sometimes passes along the Hollow like a midnight blast,...
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Standard Supplementary Readers

William Swinton, George Rhett Cathcart - Readers - 1880
...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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Seven American Classics: Supplementary to Fifth Reader

William Swinton, George Rhett Cathcart - American literature - 1880 - 218 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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