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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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The sketch book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent., (Washington Irving)., Volume 2

Washington Irving - 1880
...deceived, where the deceit is pleasant and costs nothing. I am therefore a ready believer in relics, 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 believe...
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The Sketch-book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent. [pseud.].

Washington Irving - Catskill Mountains (N.Y.) - 1880 - 532 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,...travellers who travel for their gratification to be the tame. What is it to us, whether these stories be true or false, so long as we can persuade ourselves...
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The sketch book. Tales of a traveller

Washington Irving - 1881
...pleasant and costs nothing. I am therefore a ready believer in relics, legends, and local aneedotes of goblins and great men ; and would advise all travellers...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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Complete Works, Volume 9

Washington Irving - 1882
...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,...belief of them, and enjoy all the charm of the reality 1 There is nothing like resolute good-humored credulity in these matters ; and on this occasion I went...
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The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent

Washington Irving - 1882 - 374 pages
...such matters, and am very willing to be deceived, where the deceit is pleasant and costs nothing. I am therefore a ready believer in relics, legends,...same. What is it to us whether these stories be true t>r false so long as we can persuade ourselves into the belief of them, and enjoy all the charm of...
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Rip Van Winkle and Other Sketches

Washington Irving - Catskill (N.Y.) - 1882 - 240 pages
...matters, and am very willing to be deceived, where the deceit is pleasant and costs nothing. I ain therefore a ready believer in relics, legends, and...anecdotes of goblins and great men; and would advise all travelers who travel for their gratification to do the same. What is it to us whether these stories...
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The American Library of Art, Literature and Song, Volume 1

Literature - 1885
...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...charm of the reality ? There is nothing like resolute, goodhumored credulity in these matters ; and on this occasion I went even so far as willingly to believe...
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The National Stenographer, Volume 1

Shorthand - 1890
...relics, legends, and local anec- ^^ dotes of goblins and great 't- " men; and would advise f - ',j!V' all travellers who travel for their gratification...charm of the reality ? There is nothing like resolute, goodhumored credulity in these matters; and on this occasion I went even so far as willingly to believe...
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Essays from The Sketch Book

Washington Irving - American essays - 1891 - 246 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-humored credulity 1 The legend runs that the house in which the Virgin was born was carried by...
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The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gentn. [pseud.]

Washington Irving - 1892 - 406 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-humored credulity in these matters, and on this occasion I went even so far as willingly to believe...
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