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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: Legend of Sleepy Hollow; The Devil and Tom Walker.--The ...

Washington Irving - 1899 - 199 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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Five Great Authors: Complete Characteristic Selections from the Works of ...

William Landon Felter - Readers - 1900 - 216 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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Essays from the Sketch-book

Washington Irving - Catskill Mountains Region (N.Y.) - 1900 - 159 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...along the hollow, like a midnight blast, is owing ! o his being belated, and in a hurry to get back to the churchyard before daybreak. Such is the general...
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Rip Van Winkle: A Legend of the Hudson

Washington Irving - Catskill Mountains (N.Y.) - 1900 - 230 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...of his head, and that the rushing speed with which lie sometimes passes along the Hollow, like a midnight blast, is owing to his being belated and in...
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Selected Essays from The Sketch Book by Washington Irving: Prescribed by the ...

Washington Irving - Catskill Mountains Region (N.Y.) - 1901 - 200 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 Irving's Sketch-book

Washington Irving - Catskill Mountains Region (N.Y.) - 1902 - 192 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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Literature for Fifth-reader Grades ...

Sherman Williams - Readers - 1902
...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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American Stories

Edward Everett Hale - 1903 - 270 pages
...facts concerning this specter, 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.1 Such is the general purport of this legendary superstition, which has...
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The Sketch Book, and Bracebridge Hall

Washington Irving - 1903 - 791 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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American Stories

Edward Everett Hale - 1903 - 270 pages
...the trooper having been in the churchyard, the ghost rides forth to the scene of battle in nightl)' quest of his head, and that the rushing speed with...his being belated, and in a hurry to get back to the churchyard before daybreak.1 Such is the general purport of this legendary superstition, which has...
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