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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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Select American Classics: Being Selections from Irving's Sketch Book and ...

American essays - 1896
...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: Irving, Cooper, Bryant, Hawthorne, Longfellow ...

William Swinton, George Rhett Cathcart - Readers - 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 super stition, which has...
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The Sketch Book

Washington Irving - Catskill Mountains Region (N.Y.) - 1896 - 386 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 head ; and that the rushing speed with which he sometunes passes along the Hollow, like a midnight blast, is owing to his being belated, and in a hurry...
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The Legend of Sleepy Hollow: From The Sketch Book of Washington Irving

Washington Irving - Bookbinding - 1897 - 61 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 or this legendary superstition, which has furnished...
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Knickerbocker Stories from the Old Dutch Days of New York

Washington Irving - 1897 - 140 pages
...facts concerning this spectre, allege, that the body of the trooper having been 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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Library of the World's Best Literature: A-Z

Charles Dudley Warner, Hamilton Wright Mabie, Lucia Isabella Gilbert Runkle, George H. Warner, Edward Cornelius Towne - Literature - 1897
...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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Choice Literature...for Intermediate Grades, Book 2

Readers - 1898
...specter, allege that the body of the trooper having been buried in178 CHOICE LITERATURE 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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Stepping Stones to Literature: A Reader for Seventh Grades, Book 7

Sarah Louise Arnold, Charles Benajah Gilbert - Readers - 1898 - 302 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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Choice Literature...for Intermediate Grades, Book 2

Readers - 1898
...concerning this specter, allege that the body of the trooper having been buried in the clmrchyard, the ghost rides forth to the scene of battle in nightly...sometimes passes along the Hollow like a midnight hlast, is owing to his being belated, and in a hurry to get back to the churchyard before daybreak....
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Choice Literature...for Intermediate Grades, Book 2

Readers - 1898
...specter, allege that the body of the trooper having been buried in 178 CHOICE LITERATURE the churchyard, the ghost rides forth to the scene of battle in nightly...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...
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