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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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Knight's Excursion Companion

Charles Knight - England - 1851 - 476 pages
...celebrated shrines, abounds." Washington Irving had a true poet's faith even in the relies : — " 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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Works, Volume 2

Washington Irving - 1851
...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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Knight's Excursion Companion

Charles Knight - England - 1851 - 476 pages
...other celebrated shrines, abounds." Washington Irving had a true poct's faith even in the relies: — "What is it to us whether these stories be true or false, so long as we ean persuade ourselves into the belief of them, and enjoy all the charm of the reality ?" The Ameriean...
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The Works of Washington Irving, Volume 2

Washington Irving - 1853
...matters, and am ever willing to be deceived, where the deceit is pleasant and costs nothing. I am there' a ready believer in relics, legends, and local 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 Land We Live in: The Midland counties and the East coast of England

England - 1856
...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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Country trips, a series of visits to places of interest in various parts of ...

William John Pinks - 1860
...relics, which led this charming author to remark of relics in general, and the tales concerning them, " What is it to us whether these stories be true or false, so long as we can perguade eurselves into a belief of them, and enjoy all the charm of the reality." Mary Hornby, whose...
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The sketch book of Geoffrey Crayon, gent. Artist's ed

Washington Irving - 1865
...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-humored credulity in these matters; and on this occasion I went even so far as willingly to believe...
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John Heywood's new code readers. Standard 1-3, 5, 6

John Heywood (ltd.) - 1872
...such matters, and am ever willing to be deceived, where the deceit is Ipleasant and costs nothing. I am, therefore, a ready believer in relics, legends,...who travel for their gratification to be the same. There is nothing like resolute good-humoured credulity in these matters ; and on this occasion I went...
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Papers of the Manchester Literary Club, Volumes 1-2

Manchester Literary Club - Literature - 1875
...of easy faith, and am ever willing to be deceived where the deceit is pleasant and costs nothing. I am therefore a ready believer in relics, legends,...belief of them, and enjoy all the charm of the reality 1 There is nothing like resolute, goodhumoured credulity in these matters." Ah ! dear Geoff. _y Crayon,...
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Appleton's European Guide Book Illustrated ...

Europe - 1878
...goblins and great тип; and would advise all travellers, who tnivel for their gratification, to he the same. What is it to us, whether these stories...belief of them, and enjoy all the charm of the reality There is nothing like resolute good humoured credulity in these matters ; and, on this occasion,...
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