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" I am always of easy faith in such matters, and am ever willing to be deceived, where the deceit is pleasant and costs nothing. I am therefore a ready believer in relics, legends, and local anecdotes of goblins and great men ; and would advise all travellers... "
The Kaleidoscope: or, Literary and scientific mirror - Page 114
1821
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Belle Assemblée: Or, Court and Fashionable Magazine; Containing Interesting ...

1822 - 634 pages
...such matters, and I am ever willing to be deceived, where the deceit is pleasant, and costs nothing. I am therefore a ready believer in relics, legends and local anecdotes of goblins and great men ; ami would advise all travellers who travel lor tbeit gratification to be the same. What is it to...
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The sketch book of Geoffrey Crayon, gent, Volume 2

Washington Irving - 1823 - 402 pages
...such matters, and am ever willing to be deceived, where the deceit is pleasant and costs nothing. I am therefore a ready believer in relics, legends,...charm of the reality ? There is nothing like resolute good-humoured credulity in these matters ; and on this occasion I went even so far as willingly to...
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The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent. [pseud.] ...

Washington Irving - 1824 - 804 pages
...such matters, and am ever willing to be deceived, where the deceit is pleasant and costs nothing. I am therefore a ready believer in relics, legends,...charm of the reality? There is nothing like resolute good-humoured credulity in these matters ; and on. this occasion I went even so far as willingly to...
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The Book of Days: A Miscellany of Popular Antiquities in ..., Volume 2

Robert Chambers - 1832 - 846 pages
...Washington Irving, delighted with the house and the few Bo-cafled relief* exhibited in his day, said: 'What is it to us whether these stories be true or...false, so long as we can persuade ourselves into the of them, and enjoy all the charm of the reality ¡' And Mr Charles Knight has said: 'Disturb not tin...
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The Sketch-book of Geoffrey Crayon, Volume 2

Washington Irving - 1835 - 194 pages
...I am therefore a ready believer in relies legends , and local anecdotes of goblins and great meii ; and would advise all travellers who travel for their...charm of the reality? There is nothing like resolute good-humoured credulity in these matters ; and on this occasion I went even so far as willingly to...
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The sketch-book of Geoffrey Crayon, esq

Washington Irving - 1843 - 400 pages
...such matters, and am ever willing to be deceived, where the deceit is pleasant and costs nothing. I am therefore a ready believer in relics, legends,...charm of the reality? There is nothing like resolute good-humoured credulity in these matters; and on this occasion I went even so far as willingly to believe...
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The land we live in, a pictorial and literary sketch-book of the British empire

British empire - 1847 - 812 pages
...Washington Irving made his visit to Stratford. He had a true poet's faith even in the relics : — " What is it to us whether these stories be true or...belief of them, and enjoy all the charm of the reality ?" The American pilgrim found a representative of the matter-of-fact portion of the world in the old...
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The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gentn

Washington Irving - 1848 - 550 pages
...such matters, and am ever willing to be deceived, where the deceit is pleasant and costs nothing. I am therefore a ready believer in relics, legends,...anecdotes of goblins and great men ; and would advise all travelers who travel for their gratification to be the same. What is it to us, whether these stories...
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The Sketch-book

Washington Irving - 1848 - 482 pages
...such matters, and am ever willing to be deceived, where the deceit is pleasant and costs nothing. I am therefore a ready believer in relics, legends,...anecdotes of goblins and great men ; and would advise all travelers who travel for their gratification to be the same. What is it to us, whether these stories...
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The Works of Washington Irving...

Washington Irving - 1848 - 478 pages
...such matters, and am ever willing to be deceived, where the deceit is pleasant and costs nothing. I am therefore a ready believer in relics, legends, and local anecdotes of goblins and gr£at men; and would advise all travelers who travel for their gratification to be the same. What...
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