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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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American Classics: For Seventh and Eighth Grade Reading : with Biographical ...

Hanson Hart Webster - American literature - 1909 - 437 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 superstition, which has furnished...
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American and English Classics for Grammar Grades: With Biographical Sketches ...

American literature - 1910 - 406 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 superstition, which has furnished...
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International Short Stories: American

William Patten - Short stories - 1910
...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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Standard Classics with Biographical Sketches and Helpful Notes: Arranged and ...

English literature - 1910 - 400 pages
...concerning this spectre, 30 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 day35 break. Such is the general purport of this legendary superstition, which has...
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Elson Grammar School Readers, Book 3

William Harris Elson, Christine M. Keck - Basal reading instruction - 1910
...concerning this spectre, allege that the body of the trooper, having been buried in the church-yard, the 15 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. 20 Such is the general purport of this legendary superstition, which has...
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Selections from the Riverside Literature Series: For fifth-[eighth] grade ...

Literature - 1910
...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, and that the rushing speed 1 " He met the night-mare and her nine-fold." — King Lear. 1 This little Dutch church, built in 1699,...
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Irvings̓ Sketch Book

Washington Irving - 1911 - 417 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 20 the rushing speed with which he sometimes passes along the Hollow, like a midnight blast, is owing...
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Stories of the Hudson

Washington Irving - Hudson River (N.Y. and N.J.) - 1912 - 289 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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Choice Literature, Book 6

Readers - 1912
...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. THE LEGEND OF SLEEPY HOLLOW Such is the general purport of this legendary...
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Selections from the Riverside Literature Series for Sixth Grade Reading ...

Readers - 1914 - 250 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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