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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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Ten Selections from the Sketch-book

Washington Irving - Catskill Mountains Region (N.Y.) - 1892 - 149 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 Schoolmaster in Literature: Containing Selections from the Writings of ...

Hubert Marshall Skinner - Literature - 1892 - 608 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 Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gentn. [pseud.]

Washington Irving - 1892 - 406 pages
...concerning this spectre, allege that the body of the trooper, having been Lui-ied 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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Cathcart's Literary Reader: A Manual of English Literature : Being Typical ...

George Rhett Cathcart - American literature - 1892 - 541 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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Ten Selections from The Sketch-book

Washington Irving - 1892 - 149 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 quest of his head/and that the rushing speed with which he sometimes passes along the hollow, like a midnight blast,...
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Rip Van Winkle and The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

Washington Irving - Avarice - 1893 - 218 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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Selections from The Sketch Book

Washington Irving - Short stories - 1894 - 404 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...
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The Library of Wit and Humor, Prose and Poetry: Selected from the ..., Volume 2

Ainsworth Rand Spofford, Rufus Edmonds Shapley - Wit and humor - 1894
...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, wnich has furnished...
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The Heart of Oak Books, Book 5

Kate Stephens, Charles Eliot Norton, George Henry Browne - Literature - 1895
...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 daybreak. Such is the general purport of this legendary superstition, which has...
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The Sketch-book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent

Washington Irving - Americans - 1848 - 464 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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